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“When I grow up, I want to be a pilot!" Robera tell us proudly. But it's this "eyes in the sky" attitude that has gotten Robera in trouble. A few months ago, Robera was playing when he tripped and his right hand was badly cut on a sharp piece of … Read more
“When I grow up, I want to be a pilot!" Robera tell us proudly. But it's this "eyes in the sky" attitude that has gotten Robera in trouble. A few months ago, Robera was playing when he tripped and his right hand was badly cut on a sharp piece of metal that had been laying on the ground. It sliced open the palm of his right hand at the base of his pointer and middle fingers. His family rushed him to the nearest hospital where he was treated, but as he healed, it became obvious that something was amiss. Robera now has a flap of skin on the palm of his hand that has healed too tight and prevents his middle finger from fully straightening. In a culture that often punishes those who have physical differences, Robera is a lucky one. “No one makes fun of my fingers at school" he tells us, "and I can hold anything, but it is painful to write.” And with writing and handling fine instruments being a necessity for pilots, Robera's finger has the potential to limit his future.
Thankfully, Robera's family was told about us here at CURE Ethiopia by a previous patient of ours and Robera is now here to get the surgery he needs to straighten his finger and get his dreams of being a pilot back on the runway!
Robera came back to CURE Ethiopia for his check-up today! He got a splint to help his fingers to stay in the correct position and he learned a couple of physical therapy exercises too. We will see him again in a couple of weeks when he returns for another check-up!
Robera is doing great and it is time for him to go home! He will continue his recovery from there and we will see him again next week when he returns for his check-up! Please keep this young man in your prayers for a speedy recovery and safe return back to us here at CURE Ethiopia!
Robera's surgery went great! Dr. Tesfaye released the flap of skin restricting Robera's middle finger and he also reconstructed the web in between Robera's middle and ring fingers. Robera is doing well and resting. Please keep on praying for this young man!
Meet Robera who is here at CURE Ethiopia to get his hand taken care of. He's a friendly young man who, only hours after being admitted, was making friends and playing balloon volleyball in the ward! Please be praying for him as he gets ready for surgery.
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