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Lemaiyan’s father, Kinuthia, could not conceal his joy when he first arrived at CURE yesterday! For more than six years, Kinuthia has been living a desperate life, focusing on his son’s condition. When he received a call from our colleagues tel… Read more
Lemaiyan’s father, Kinuthia, could not conceal his joy when he first arrived at CURE yesterday! For more than six years, Kinuthia has been living a desperate life, focusing on his son’s condition. When he received a call from our colleagues telling him to just bring Charles for surgery, he couldn’t believe it! “I had planned to bring my son for surgery late next year, since I could not have afforded the surgery bill, but God answered my prayers and now we are at CURE,” Kinuthia informed us with a grateful heart.
Nine-year-old Lemaiyan is cheerful and very bright. Kinuthia informed us that he loves playing and is always happy. He said, “(Lemaiyan) will cheer you up even when you are discouraged or are facing a challenge. He is a source of hope to our family!”
Lemaiyan was born with a deformity on his two feet. He was referred to a hospital in Nairobi where casting was done. He was scheduled for a follow-up. However, due to financial constraints, the father stopped going and the deformity recurred in 2010. He was introduced to CURE by a friend. He underwent surgery on both feet and was given orthotics to help him when walking. His left foot got corrected, but the right foot recurred. During the time of our chat this morning, Lemaiyan was preparing to go to theatre for operation. His father thanked us for the support and kindness saying, “I have faith that my son will walk. CURE has been a source of hope to our family.”
Let’s wish our boy a successful surgery, and may God help us to continue being a blessing to many because we are all called to serve and share the hope that we have.
Lemaiyan is leaving to go home today. He was shown how to use a walker by a physiotherapist this morning. We asked him to demonstrate how he will be walking at home, and he was ready to do it. Please pray for the journey home and for his healing.
Today, we spent some time with Lemaiyan and his dad. Lemaiyan is feeling well, and today, he gets to use crutches under the guidance of a physiotherapist. We asked his dad if Lemaiyan went to school the first week of this month, and he told us that he didn’t see the need to take him to school yet. He knew that Lemaiyan would have surgery in a few weeks, and wanted to wait. Lemaiyan will join the rest after he is healed and is cleared by the doctor to go to school. Please pray for his recovery and the concern that his father has about the school where Lemaiyan goes.
Lemaiyan is in recovery, and we are glad he is able to smile. He is in just a bit of pain, which is being managed with pain medication. Lemaiyan never ceases to amaze us with his charisma and joy, and we thank God for his countenance.
Lemaiyan is doing well. He went to the operating room today to have surgery. He has not been able to step down comfortably, and this surgery will help him walk better and hopefully even run. Please thank God with us for a successful operation.
Lemaiyan is back at CURE Kenya this week. It is so good to see him walking on his own without needing support. He needs one of his surgeries revised to give him a bit more range of motion. We’ll tell you more in detail as we continue. Please thank God with us for Lemaiyan and for the changes he is experiencing every day!
We caught up Lemaiyan on our mobile clinic this week. He needs another procedure because it seems as though his KAFO (a brace that helps to lock the knee and maintain the bending required) is not working as expected. Lemaiyan is okay with this and his mum doesn’t mind helping him out where she can. Please pray for God’s provision as they plan for when to come to CURE for that procedure!
We were short of chairs at a mobile clinic in Lemaiyan’s town so he and his mum decided to share one. Because he is a big boy, he refused to sit on his mum’s lap even though it was probably more comfortable than half a chair, but oh well. Lemaiyan is doing great as you can tell from the smile on his face. He is still doing physical therapy at home and his leg apparatus is in good shape!
We met Lemaiyan during mobile clinic in his town. As he grows he is becoming more responsible and practicing all that his dad is teaching him. For example, today he was given candy by one of the doctors but instead of eating it, he shared it with Storyteller Elvis. He also helped his dad to tie his braces. Lemaiyan needs to keep wearing his braces and doing physiotherapy to help with his correction. We will see him again at the next clinic, thank you for praying for him!
Ladies and gentlemen, guess which important guest came to our clinic today! His Excellency the Prime Minister of Many Cheeky Faces!! That's right, Mr. Charles himself. As you can see, he is doing well and there is never a dull moment with this amazing young man. Although he had some sort of cold, he still managed to smile and make everyone around him happy. Charles had his cast removed and his wound assessed. He was later given an AFO that will help with his correction. We'll see him again at the end of May!
Lemaiyan was as smiley as always when he came in for review today. We enjoyed having him around because of his little giggles and his happy nature that made everyone else around him happy. Some student nurses who helped take off his cast enjoyed his company because he didn’t cry as his cast was being taken off. He even made some jokes as it was being done. Lemaiyan is healing well and we are grateful to God for this man!
Lemaiyan left over the weekend so we didn't even get the chance to say 'good bye' but we hope and pray that he will have a smooth recovery and that God will continue to manifest Himself in this cute boy's life. We will update you on the progress when we see him again.
One thing that is unique and amazing about Lemaiyan is that he is ever cheerful in good and in bad times like now that he has undergone for surgery. We thought that we will find him in a bad mood, but he was more cheerful than yesterday. This sweet boy is an example to us that despite all the challenges we face/encounter, we should always expose a cheerful heart for what is in our heart it will always come out. If we sow seed of happiness inwardly it will always come out. His cheerfulness reminded me of a verse in Proverbs 17:22, which states that “a cheerful heart is a good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bone.” As we continue to pray for this handsome boy, let's derive an example from him that if we plant a seed of happiness, hope, success and love, it will come back to us. For this is the law of nature. Blessings!
When we asked Lemaiyan if we could take his picture this morning, he kept saying something, but we couldn’t understand. “I know! I know!” His dad told us to help us understand. We wanted to know if we could take Lemaiyan’s photo and he was like ‘Hey you, I know that!’ Oh, this kid! Not only did he know, but he was also ready with lots of smiles for us! He’s already been through surgery and is recovering. Please pray that all will be well for him and especially that his foot will stay healed this time!
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