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Summary

Uganda - Infant
May 27, 2022

Charity passionately watches Summary as he takes a nap. "I am so proud of my boy. He has been so strong through it all," she said as she gazed. Unfortunately, creating the pathway in Summary's brain didn't work as happens in some children. But the surgeons managed to place a shunt - this is a small device that manually pumps the excess water out of a child's head. "Even though my son has been quite irritable, I am grateful that he has gotten the help he much needed," Charity spoke. She also added "Mungu omed iri mukisa," in her local language, meaning "God bless you." Please continue praying for them as the CURE doctors hope to discharge them tomorrow!

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Summary

Uganda - Infant
May 26, 2022

"My son has been taken to the operation room," Charity spoke with excitement as she packed her bags to move. "I am preparing our place in the ICU where he will be brought to spend the night," she continued as she grabbed the sheets and dashed off. After a brain surgery like Summary is getting, all patients spend a night in the ICU to keep a close eye on them. And we have special beds for the mothers like Charity to sleep close to their children! Knowing how long Charity has waited for this day, you can understand her excitement and join her in it. Baby Summary was admitted a few weeks ago and has had challenges that kept postponing his surgery. "I am so happy that the day has finally come, and I pray that we get to go home soon," Charity added. Our CURE surgeons will try to create a pathway for the excess water to drain out of Summary's head. This is a procedure known as the ETV, a procedure developed and refined here at CURE Uganda. It has since become a worldwide standard in hydrocephalus treatment! Please join us in prayer for Charity and Summary.

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Summary

Uganda - Infant
May 23, 2022

Charity gives water to Summary to wash down the medicine she had just given to him. "He is getting better now. The doctors want him stable before his surgery," she told us. Our doctors have confirmed a great improvement and believe Summary will be well enough for surgery in a few days. Quality surgical care is our goal and we wouldn't want anything to compromise it. "I am patient, though it's hard staying away from family for long," Charity added. Please continue praying for Charity and Summary and send them get-well messages to let them know they are not alone. We will read it to her by her bedside.

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Ronah

Uganda - Age 1
May 20, 2022

Apollo and Phionah are all packed and ready to go home! "It's been a great experience here at CURE Uganda. It doesn't feel like a hospital at all," Apollo commented. He went on to explain how they felt the presence of God here. "You must all be proud of yourselves," Phiona commented. "Look how you have changed my daughter's life!" We are happy that Ronah's water is flowing well, though there was a bit of challenge with her holding her neck due to the heaviness of her head. Our CURE doctors recommended a specially designed chair to help train and strengthen Ronah's neck to be able to support her own head. We will see them in the next few weeks in one of our mobile clinics near their home!

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Daniel

Uganda - Infant
May 20, 2022

Thank you for being a part of this big transformation. "I am so happy. It feels like a burden has been lifted off my shoulders," Harriet spoke with joy. Our CURE doctors have discharged Daniel and Harriet is excited to go back home. "I just do not know what to say for what CURE has done for me. God bless you all so much for loving me," she added. We wish them a safe journey and we will see them next month in our mobile clinic near their home.

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