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It may look from her photo as if Ayane does not have a left leg, but that is because it is bent upward behind her. Ayane was burned at birth, but she does not know how it happened. She does not speak Amharic, which is the language that most of the p… Read more
It may look from her photo as if Ayane does not have a left leg, but that is because it is bent upward behind her. Ayane was burned at birth, but she does not know how it happened. She does not speak Amharic, which is the language that most of the people speak here in this part of Ethiopia so our interview is very difficult.
She comes with a group of other children from a home called "Alemachen". This is a place for children whose parents cannot take care of them. Here they learn and play with other children that experience the same stigma and stereotypes that they have dealt with on their own.
One of the main caretakers at Alemachen tells me that Ayane is very quiet and does not seem as happy as the other children. This could be due to the fact that communication is harder for her, but it could be something else that we do not know. Hopefully her time here at CURE will soften her up and possibly open her up to the other children or staff here. One good thing is that some of the nurses speak her language, and we've had several other kids in the ward that speak it as well. Whatever the case is, God has a plan for this little girl, and thankfully it includes releasing her knee that has been bent backwards for her entire life.
Please join me in following Ayane's story as she gains more strength and confidence, and I'm sure several friends along the way on her journey to healing.
Ayane's case is complete
Ayane's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 10/30/2012 - Ayane is still recovering at the Alemachen House. We're headed over there today to visit her and some of the other CUREkids that stay there.
Ayane's treatment date has been changed to 08/28/2012 - She's here for a follow-up. She looks great! And more importantly, very happy.
Ayane's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 09/25/2012
Ayane's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 08/14/2012 - Ayane is still doing wonderfully. We went to visit her yesterday at the Alemachen House, and she had that beautiful smile plastered onto her face. We painted nails, and she helped to paint some of the younger kids' nails, too. She'll be back at CURE for another follow-up in the next few weeks.
Ayane's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 07/24/2012 - Ayane is still doing really well. She wasn't here for her follow-up last week or at the clinic this week, but we went to visit her at the Alemachen House, and she had that big beautiful smile on her face. We hope to see her back here soon.
Ayane's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 07/03/2012 - Today we saw Ayane smile for the first time since knowing her. It was magical. Thank you everyone whose supported this young girl as she's gone through this physical and emotional transformation. You do more than you'll ever know.
The transformation she's had at CURE, and at the Alamachen House where she is also being cared for, has restored her in more ways than one. For a girl that expressed her physical pain through the sadness in her eyes, to experience the joy in them now is beyond incredible. http://bit.ly/M2SmuS
Ayane's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 06/05/2012 - Ayane was here earlier today for her follow-up appointment. She was in a lot of pain but was still smiling. She'll be back in June for her next appointment. Until then, please keep this sweet girl in your prayers.
Ayane's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 04/17/2012
Ayane is still in a lot of pain from her operation. She was trying so hard to hide her pain last night when we were all watching a movie in the ward, but I could here her breathing really shallow and holding back cries. Please pray for her comfort.
Ayane has arrived at CURE Ethiopia
Ayane is receiving treatment at CURE Ethiopia
Ayane's surgery is quite extensive. She is getting a skin graft from her upper thigh to replace the burnt skin that has been removed from behind her knee and lower thigh area. Please pray for her as she enters recovery. She will be in a lot of pain during her healing. The good news, though, is that she will be able to straighten her leg for the first time since she's been an infant.
Ayane is in recovery at CURE Ethiopia
Congratulations! Ayane's funding goal is met!
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