Results for Patient Stories
Donia: Thankful for God’s goodness
“What will God do to my legs so I can be like the other kids?” Seven-year-old Donia’s questions started one day when other kids imitated the way she walked. She cried and asked her mom Susan, “The kids bullied me about my legs. What should I do with it?” Susan answered, “I don’t really know […]
Abel’s new opportunity
While at the children’s home, two visiting Canadian doctors were playing with Abel and noticed that his eyes were “sunsetting.”
Aisha’s testimony: Continuing in Christ
Aisha: When I came to this hospital, I was not a Christian, but I have now converted to Christianity. I feel different. I feel like a load has been taken off.
Bertha’s smile: I just wanna sing
“There is a God and He is good,” proclaims Anna. “By some divine intervention, we are able to have surgery!”
Mercy just might be one of the sweetest 11 year olds you could ever meet, but she’s also been a fighter since the day she was born.
Enock’s appointed time
While Enock was harvesting maize with his friends, one of them threw unshelled maize that hit him hard on his hip. He fell down and could not walk. His friends immediately reported the matter to his parents who rushed him to a clinic nearby. His life took a different shape from then on.
Let your smile shine bright
As an orthopedic specialty hospital, we focus more on bone surgery, but we get into the mix of plastic surgery to children born with cleft lip and palate. In partnership with Smile Train, we put together a “Cleft Camp Week” solely for children who need reconstructive surgery.
Samira’s changed smile: Clubfoot can be treated
We were lost in translation, but we felt chills as the two women walked into the room. The funny thing with body language is that it surpasses linguistic boundaries and speaks to an individual without the tongue uttering a single sound.
The choices we make
Isabel knows a lot about choices. She wasn’t prepared for the choice set before her and certainly didn’t have everything she needed to feel good about her decision, but she chose then what she’s chosen every day since: to do what makes a difference, not what makes sense.
A ghastly dawn!
When I realized what had happened, so many emotions came like a wave and engulfed me, all at the same time: horror, sadness, anger, and fear. A huge crocodile had fastened it’s teeth around Godfrey’s son, Mazuba. It was a three-day journey to the hospital in Lusaka.
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