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Maria and her mother Kemeriya came to CURE Ethiopia seeking help for Maria’s hip problem. Her condition is called developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) on the right side which means her right hip socket is not in the proper position causing a … Read more
Maria and her mother Kemeriya came to CURE Ethiopia seeking help for Maria’s hip problem. Her condition is called developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) on the right side which means her right hip socket is not in the proper position causing a length discrepancy between her two legs and thus a limp when she walks. Her family noticed her limping a few months back and took her to a clinic and after seeing her x-ray they were told she has a hip problem and to look for help in other hospitals. Thankfully, one of their neighbors was a previous patient of CURE Ethiopia and they told Kemeriya, Maria's mother, to bring Maria to us and they did!
Maria's condition is thankfully still in the early stages so it hasn't affected her life too much just yet. But if it would go untreated, it would make walking increasingly difficult and relegate her to a lifetime of pain and difficulty.
Please join us in welcoming the family while they start their healing journey!
Maria was doing great, and our doctors decided to send her back home. She will continue her healing from the comfort of her home. Unfortunately we were not able to get a good bye photo of her, but we will see her again in few weeks when she returns for her spica cast change!
Maria is doing great and recovering well from her surgery! Today, we found her outside wheeling around and enjoying her morning with her mother! She is also getting used to the big spica cast she has on. Please keep on praying for her as she continues her healing!
Maria did wonderfully in the operating room! Dr. Laurence put the head of her femur bone back into her hip socket. After placing it in the right position, he applied a spica cast which covers the lower part of her stomach and goes all the way down to her foot. Now, Maria is back in the ward recovering. Please keep on praying for her for a speedy recovery!
Meet Maria! She is getting settled here at CURE Ethiopia and getting ready for her surgery. She is a bit shy at first, trying to hide, but after seeing her photo she started asking for more pictures! Please keep her in your prayers as she begins her healing!
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