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About Severine

Severine was asleep, but unfortunately, his sleep was interrupted by pain. Pain that he later realized was coming from the fact that he was getting burned.

He had slept with a candle burning close to him. The lit candle fell on him, burnt his clothes and started burning him. This incident left him with bad scarring all over his shoulder area and fused his upper arm to the side of his chest. The best hospital they could think of at the time, was one close to their border town home in Loitoktok. After two months of being in Tanzania, Severine was somehow sent to us here at CURE Kenya.

Severine has had to travel a distance of more than 350 kilometers on public transport to get to us. There is a clear desire to get treatment, one that even distance could not stop. Under normal circumstances locally, the kind of surgery that he needs would have to be done at least one year after the accident happened. But God in his sovereignty, orchestrated events to suit Severine. A visiting doctor, who specializes in plastic surgery is in Kijabe this week and has agreed to take Severine through surgery. This is definitely God’s orchestration, He is certainly at work in all of this and we can’t wait to be a part of His work.

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  1. 08/29/2014 Well, today was the day and Severine got the surgery that will dramatically increase his mobility. The operation consisted of two skin flap transfers (the surgeons cut the top layers of skin and moved them to the areas that were left exposed due to the contracture releases. There were also two skin grafts that were transplanted. It was a VERY long procedure, but it is now over. Severine needs prayer due to the amount of pain that will soon set in and also prayer for the grafts to take in the new locations. Here is a six-part surgery collage. • (Part 1) http://bit.ly/1pcvFHb • (Part 2) http://bit.ly/1C9FYpZ • (Part 3) http://bit.ly/1C9FRuj • (Part 4) http://bit.ly/1u4NM6C • (Part 5) http://bit.ly/1C9Fyjl • (Part 6) http://bit.ly/1C9FuA9 •
  2. 08/28/2014 One. That's how many days left until surgery that will hopefully change Severine's life for the better. We are excited for him! • http://bit.ly/1wHxrKu •
  3. 08/27/2014 Severine was active again in the playroom today and mostly rode around on the tricycle. (He loves that thing) here is a quick collage of him and that killer smile. • http://bit.ly/1leoAe6 •
  4. 08/26/2014 Severine is a cool kid. He loves to play and we had a great time today in the playroom as we built with LEGOS and hit a beach ball back and forth. (Check out the photos) • http://bit.ly/VPwApU • http://bit.ly/VPwAGw • http://bit.ly/VPwxua • http://bit.ly/1AR0l9K • We noticed that his range of motion is severely limited in his left arm due to the burn contracture so we can't wait until he gets surgery to release that tight skin. Severine is scheduled for surgery on Thursday, August 28th.

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