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Veronica loves to play with her friends, and she's a really energetic little girl, but her right ankle gets in the way of her fun a lot of the time. Her foot has no flexibility, because her ankle will not bend, and it causes her pain when she walks… Read more
Veronica loves to play with her friends, and she's a really energetic little girl, but her right ankle gets in the way of her fun a lot of the time. Her foot has no flexibility, because her ankle will not bend, and it causes her pain when she walks.
Being just a first grader, Veronica doesn't quite know what she wants to be when she grows up. For now, she's just having fun being an 8-year-old. CURE is the first hospital that she's ever been to, and she's scheduled for what's called an Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL). It's actually a very quick, fairly simple procedure, but it's going to make a world of difference for this little girl.
Her family noticed that something was wrong with her foot just a few years ago. Since then, they've been hoping that there could be some chance of healing for Veronica. She has 1 sister, and her father is a mechanic who works hard to support the family. Still, operations are expensive, and free care means a lot to this family. She'll be back in October for her procedure, and we can't wait!
Veronica came in for her follow-up last week and she is doing great. The doctors said her foot is all healed and she doesn't need any treatment for that, but she still needs a surgery for her wrist. We will see her in the beginning of July for an admission. http://bit.ly/1rtOGc1
Veronica came for a follow-up, she doing great and the doctors advice her to wear her supporting shoe(brace) at night and to walk with out a brace at a day time. We will see her in a year for a follow-up. http://bit.ly/1cdamQg
Veronica came yesterday for a shoe fitting, unfortunately we weren't abel to take her picture because we were in surgery with the other kids. But we will see her after six month for her follow up hopefully walking without any pain.
She will return on monday for a special shoe fitting. The shoes will help her to practice walking and and for her foot to stay straight.
Veronica's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 11/26/2012
Veronica's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 11/20/2012 - Veronica is recovering nicely and she's going to continue recovering at home. we will see her at CURE in less than a month.
Veronica's treatment date has been changed to 10/18/2012
Veronica is in recovery at CURE Ethiopia - Veronica had a very quick and successful surgery.
Veronica has arrived at CURE Ethiopia
Congratulations! Veronica's funding goal is met!
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