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Anduelem came with his mother to CURE for help. Since birth, he has had growth problems that have left him with severe leg contractures and clubfeet. His mother says his leg wasn’t like it is now, but it was bent at a sharper angle at the knee.… Read more
Anduelem came with his mother to CURE for help. Since birth, he has had growth problems that have left him with severe leg contractures and clubfeet. His mother says his leg wasn’t like it is now, but it was bent at a sharper angle at the knee. When he was little they took him ot a hospital near their home. The hospital was able to straighten his legs a little bit, leaving him with both legs locked at an approximate 80 degree angle. Because of his legs, Anduelem cannot walk. He crawls along on his knees, and sometimes uses his hands to keep his balance also.
Anduelem’s parents had a big disagreement over how to care for their disabled son. His father did not want him to go to school or be involved, and his mother fought for him to get an education. His parents divorced through this disagreement, and his mother left with him, determined for him to get to school. Anduelem lives with his mother on a farm, 2 days travel from Addis Ababa. Fortunately, Anduelem has not been bullied for his condition, and does extremely well in school. A very intelligent boy, he ranks in the 95th percentile of students, and his mother carries him to and from school every day.
Andualem come back for the 10th year anniversary of the CURE Ethiopia hospital! While he was at the hospital he saw Dr. Mesfin and told him he has had a little discomfort if he walks for long distances, but his X-ray was clear and he doesn't have any problems with his bones, so he won't need any surgical treatment for now. We will see him again in a couple of months at one of our mobile clinics to check in with him again!
Andualem went home over the weekend and he will continue his recovery from there. We will see him in a couple of weeks when he returns for his checkup!
Andualem is back at CURE for the removal of his plate in his right wrist. We saw him chatting in bed with his mother and doing some art work this morning! Please be praying for him as he will be going in for surgery sometime this week.
Andualem Mulat has arrived at CURE Ethiopia. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1oPsKci
Andualem Mulat is in recovery at CURE Ethiopia. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1pad8Ro
Andualem Mulat has arrived at CURE Ethiopia. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1pad8Ro
Andualem's next follow-up is scheduled for May 14, 2014.
Andualem Mulat was discharged from CURE Ethiopia and is scheduled for a future follow up appointment. Learn more at http://bit.ly/15xODCA
Today I found Anduelem rocking out to some tunes in the ward! He is doing well, and hasn't felt pain in his legs for about a week now! We are still looking forward to when he will walk.. http://bit.ly/15atnVd
Had a little stiffness in his right hamstring today, but generally Anduelem is holding up alright. They are going to check his bandages early next week as far as planned now..
Anduelem is doing well today! His mother is ever grateful for CURE and thanks us all profusely when we walk around the ward. He had a cast change today, and Dr Tim is very pleased with his progress. His legs have both reached what we hope will be a good degree, allowing him to stand and take his first steps ever, with us when the cast comes off! http://bit.ly/13YbTvI
Andualem Mulat is in recovery at CURE Ethiopia. Learn more at http://bit.ly/16J3yqs
Andualem Mulat is in surgery, he is having his second surgery on the other leg. This time he is having a clubfoot and a knee release surgery. Learn more at http://bit.ly/16J3yqs
Andualem Mulat has arrived at CURE Ethiopia. Learn more at http://bit.ly/16J3yqs
Andualem Mulat has arrived at CURE Ethiopia. Learn more at http://bit.ly/15xODCA
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