Pastor Peter was encouraging Samuel and his dad to be strong during this time of healing. "It is important that this condition should bring the family even closer together and not far apart" Pastor Peter encouraged Samuel's father, Richard. You can also encourage them through sharing a get well message. As Samuel is recovering in the ward, we pray that he heals fast and healthy so that he can go back to school!
It's time for Joy to continue her recovery at home. Maureen was just finishing packing their stuff and about to head out to the Out Patient Department (OPD) for their final clearance. In OPD, Joy will be given an arm sling to continue taking care of her arm. We'll see her in three weeks for pin removal and progress report on the healing. Thank you for being there for Joy and her cousin Maureen during their time at CURE!
Most cartoons are designed in a way to teach children important moral values. Values like empathy, non-violence, patience and gratitude help children understand how to interact with others. From watching cartoons on her cousin Maureen's phone, Joy has been able to communicate better while in recovery, especially whenever she feels pain. Her facial expressions and moods are easily identifiable and comparative to the ones expressed in the cartoons. She is able to sing and giggle when she's happy, and pouts or loses the spark in her eyes when she's not feeling okay. Through these instances, Maureen is able to attend to Joy much easier. We are glad that to see Joy faring on well as she recovers, and is able to go home.
The use of a C-arm fluoroscope in Samuel's procedure known as 'uni compartmental knee replacement arthroplasty' helped to make exact balance and arrangement of lower limb. The procedure decreases complications associated with unbalance. Dr. Mbonisi knew exactly where to insert the rod as a result of this new C-arm equipment which was donated to us mid 2021. We are truly grateful that such complicated procedures, such as Samuel's, are made easier with equipment like this! To our donors who made this wonderful contribution, we say thank you!
It is the duty of the father to give his sons a good chance at life. Samuel shared, “When my dad did not hold my hand, he had my back.” As they were having a chat just before surgery, Samuel was truly grateful for his father's committed effort to see him back in school and on the pitch, and for bringing him to CURE Kenya. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me,” Samuel said with a smile. As confidently enters theater, accompanied by his dad, let's keep them both in our prayers.