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The picture above is of CURE in Uganda. Everyone who serves with CURE in Uganda, from medical professionals to office staff, are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical and spiritual care to people who, without CURE, couldn't find it and couldn't afford it, just like Fred. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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Fred's Story

“I don’t like being in the ward, it saddens me seeing all these sick children. I am 73 years old and I can assure you that I had never seen this sickness until Fred developed it,” Francis said. His grandson Fred developed hydrocephalus immedi… Read more

“I don’t like being in the ward, it saddens me seeing all these sick children. I am 73 years old and I can assure you that I had never seen this sickness until Fred developed it,” Francis said. His grandson Fred developed hydrocephalus immediately after birth and when he was one year old, his parents divorced. Francis and his wife decided to take in Fred and his two siblings and they have been raising them since then. Taking care of Fred hasn’t been easy because Francis and his wife are both unemployed except for farming a small piece of land to sustain them. When Fred’s illness became serious, some folks in Francis’ village advised him to visit a witchdoctor but because of his strong faith in Christ he didn’t go, he instead went to church and requested his pastors to pray for Fred’s healing. Fred’s parents do not visit him and his siblings and they not aware that he is at CURE Uganda hospital awaiting surgery. Francis however says that he will take care of Fred and his siblings and believes that one day his parents will come to their senses and check on him. Please join us in praying for Francis' healing and restoration for his family!

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Oct 08, 2018

“The weekend was okay, we sat and ate, he got this (toy) and started to play, only he is feeling head aches. Church was not bad, in fact it was good. We were just praying to God and thanking God because he (Fred) is still alive,” said Francis. Last week's blood work was good so Fred’s doctors did a CT-scan which they reviewed today and decided they will allow Fred home for a couple weeks then see how he is doing. Fred saw the physical therapist Sam today who is working with Fred to get him walking. Please be praying for Fred that his headaches will go away and he will not need another operation. Photo of Fred

Oct 05, 2018

“He is okay, happy, smiling, joyful, (and) starting to take strides,” said Dr. Micheal and he continued, “The dad (grandfather Francis) came back concerned about him having headaches but he is fine.” This morning Fred was asked to take a walk, with the support of Dr. John and he took a few steps. Francis has been encouraged to get him a walker and do physical therapy regularly to get Fred walking on his own. Fred got to play a little in the OPD as he waited to be seen by a doctor, he enjoyed the toys! Fred had blood work done to see the cause of his headaches, vomiting, and fevers. While they waited for results, Fred and Francis got a few get well messages which they were thankful for. Please be praying for Fred to start feeling better and for him to become more mobile! Photo of Fred

Sep 14, 2018

Fred was giving out high fives like Oprah gives out cars. He seems to be back to his normal self this morning and he was allowed to go home after being given a follow up appointment. The doctors want Fred to start physical therapy in order to get him walking. In the early part of his stay at CURE Uganda, he had found a walker in the playroom and he loved walking around with it's assistance. Please be praying for Fred that he won't need any other operations and for him to soon be walking. Photo of Fred

Sep 13, 2018

Fred’s smile has returned. He seems much more lively today. Yesterday’s IV fluids helped a lot. He still isn’t eating well so he will spend today in the hospital. However, it is looking promising that he might go home tomorrow. Francis is cheerful now that Fred is doing well. Fred and his neighbor Denis have lightened up the mood in their section of the ward as both kids are doing well and are able to make the mothers laugh. Fred and Francis received a stack of get well messages which added to their good day. Please continue to pray for Fred that tomorrow he will get to go home! Photo of Fred

Sep 12, 2018

“Fred was improving, but he was vomiting during the night,” said Francis, Fred's father. “He attempted to feed and drank half a cup of milk yesterday, but we're still worried he's not eating enough and he vomited twice,” said Dr. Micheal. Today, Fred’s doctors said they are giving Fred fluids through his IV line in an attempt to get him hydrated. They hope once Fred is properly hydrated, he will begin to improve. Please be praying for Fred that the fluids will work and he will make a quick recovery. Photo of Fred

Sep 11, 2018

Fred is not doing well. An IV line will be placed to give him fluids as the doctors are concerned he is dehydrated. They will also be running blood work to monitor his electrolytes. Fred continues to vomit and does not have an appetite. Francis is doing his best to give Fred fluids, but Fred doesn’t want to cooperate. Fred has spent the day laying in bed and Francis appears worried and is unsure why Fred is doing badly. His spirits were lifted when they received a couple get well messages. Please be praying for Fred that he will start feeling better. Photo of Fred

Sep 10, 2018

Fred had a rough weekend, he has been vomiting, having fevers and not wanting to eat. Our usually playful Fred has low energy and has spent the day laying on this bed, he only wants to rest and when Francis tries to feed him or give him something to drink, he refuses. Fred spent the weekend in the ICU due to their being no room in the ward but today he is going back to the ward. Please be praying for Fred that he will stop vomiting and that his appetite will return! Photo of Fred

Sep 07, 2018

Fred is currently in surgery where Dr. John and Dr. Jacob have taken an outside pressure measurement of the CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) and are now doing an ETV/CPC. This morning a child passed away which has brought the morale low in the hospital. “I wasn’t feeling bad, but the loss of the kid has demoralized lots of the people, I’ve been encouraging the mothers,” said Francis. Prior to surgery, Fred played outside the ward and mothers pushed him around in a wheelchair which he enjoyed a lot. Fred is one of the most popular kids in the ward! Once Dr. John and Dr. Jacob finish the operation, Fred will go to the PACU where he will recover then he will be transfered to the ICU where he will spend the night. Please be praying for Fred to make a swift recovery. Photo of Fred

Sep 06, 2018

Fred has a skin infection which is being treated and the doctors are hoping that by next week it will have cleared, and then he will be ready for surgery! Francis too isn’t feeling so well either, so he saw the doctor and was sent to the labs to run some blood tests. Fred is very active, he likes spending time in the playroom and the moms like being around him! Please be praying for him! Photo of Fred

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