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Against All Odds: Faiscale’s Story
A gas tank and one wrong move caused Faiscale’s disability and killed the driver of the other vehicle. The teenager was driving his motorcycle home from work one day when another bike carrying a gas tank tried to pass, but the man miscalculated and slammed into the back of Faiscale’s motorcycle. The tank exploded, and […]
Mead Minutes: A long road
Dr. Mead talks about his time in the Philippines and a describes a complex surgery.
The Ritual of Healing II
This photo essay explains the process of some of the surgeries that still fascinate me. I understand the process and how it works a lot better than I did a year ago, but it’s still amazing to me to see how God created the human body to heal, and how doctors have used their knowledge of that healing process to do things I wouldn’t think possible in order to correct deformities.
Resilience, determination, and a restored faith
Mwamba was running around in the yard when she decided to jump over a pot of boiling water, which was set aside for their morning tea. Unfortunately, her little legs miscalculated the danger involved. She tripped on the pot, and all the contents of it spilled on her little body.
The ritual of healing
As a photographer, I love the lighting in surgery. The bright surgical lights, shining on white gloves, dark skin, and red blood, is quite dramatic. It’s like studio lighting, in a way. The rest of the room is in reality fairly bright, but in comparison to the spotlight, in camera, everything else fades into darkness. There’s a drama, a mystery, some monumental implication of what is happening. A life is being changed.
Mead Minutes: Your passion, your gifts, your mission
What special skills or gifts do you have to share? Maybe you could mentor someone in how to be a mom. Maybe you could teach budgeting and shopping within the budget. Maybe you are gifted to share a vision or are the one to fund the vision as others go. Maybe you are to listen with a caring heart.
We are designed for a special calling. You can feel that hole where the call fits.
Mead Minutes: Challenges and Triumphs
The week was a very busy one for the Tebow CURE Hospital. Not only did we have a good group of patients arrive for surgery, but the surgeries were challenges as well. We had very crooked arms to straighten, a patient with a 90 degree scoliosis curve to adjust and fuse, a young girl with malformations of her spine that were unstable so a fusion was needed to stop progressive deformity, and many other challenges.
Hassi’s healed hand (and heart)
I grew up as a “dark skinned” girl, but since I arrived in Niger, that has changed. I am now being called white.
Many times, I see what that means in kids’ eyes. Some of them cry when they first see me; others hide themselves in their mother’s clothes. When they do that, the challenge begins: I aim to show them that a “white girl” can be nice too.
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