Zimbabwe - Age 16
"I expected it to hurt more," Tanatswa said with a little smile. We missed seeing him in the OR, but we were glad to catch him awake at his bed before he got his pain medicine. He is comfortably resting in the ward, and we are praying for his full recovery. Join us as we pray for Tanatswa's full healing.
Austin's surgery went well! He went into the OR wide-eyed, looking at all the lights and equipment. He was a little nervous going in, but our theatre team helped him feel calm. After a few hours, he came out with the break in his left femur corrected, and a bandage on his hip. He is now resting in the ward with his father by his side. Please pray for him to get some rest tonight.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for Tanaka! Her first surgery went smoothly, and the surgeons managed to release the tension in the back of her ankles so her feet can sit flat. She woke up to a bit more than just discomfort. After having several cast changes prior to surgery, she was not expecting to feel what she was feeling after surgery. Tanaka is quite upset with everyone at the moment, but we are praying she comes around and understands the process of her healing. Please do pray that she feels better and get's a good night's sleep tonight!
Meet Tanaka! She has a condition called club foot, but she is not new to CURE Zimbabwe. Tanaka has been going through casting for about two months here at the hospital, and tomorrow she is headed to the OR for her first procedure! We are so excited to see her have corrective surgery this week, it's been a long journey for Tanaka and her mother. Please help us encourage them both as they prepare for Tanaka to have surgery on her feet.
Help us welcome Austin to CURE Zimbabwe! He was born with a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease). Since he was able to walk he has been in and out of hospital with broken bones. He recently broke his left femur (thigh bone) close to his hip and is here for corrective surgery. Join us as we help him feel welcome in the ward as he waits for his procedure.