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Simona is a friendly and playful little girl! She came to CURE Ethiopia with her mother Medhanit seeking help for her hip problem. When she started walking, the family didn’t notice her limping but when she gets older it started to show. The fami… Read more
Simona is a friendly and playful little girl! She came to CURE Ethiopia with her mother Medhanit seeking help for her hip problem. When she started walking, the family didn’t notice her limping but when she gets older it started to show. The family took her to a hospital but didn’t get the help that Simona needed.
The family heard about CURE Ethiopia from a previous patient and brought Simona to the hospital for treatment. We found that Simona has a dislocated right hip joint which is causing a length discrepancy between her legs and a limp when she walks. Her condition is completely treatable now, but if the family would have waited just a few more years, her condition would have become untreatable. We're so thankful that Simona is at CURE Ethiopia now, and that she will get the treatment she needs! Join us in thanking God for bringing her to us, and please welcome this sweet child as she starts her healing journey!
Simona is doing well! After seeing her X-ray and assessing her health, the doctors decided to send her back home. She will continue her healing from there, and we will see her again in a few weeks when she returns for a spica cast change. Please keep her in your prayers for a safe return back to the hospital!
Simona's surgery went wonderfully! The right side of her femur bone head is back into her hip socket. After placing it in the right position, Dr. Laurence applied a spica cast which covers half of her stomach and goes all the way down to her foot. Now, Simona is back in the ward recovering!
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