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When Faith’s mum was narrating her daughter’s story you could tell that the memory of that fateful day was still very fresh in her mind. She spoke in a low tone with her head slightly bent down like she did not want anyone else to hear about he… Read more
When Faith’s mum was narrating her daughter’s story you could tell that the memory of that fateful day was still very fresh in her mind. She spoke in a low tone with her head slightly bent down like she did not want anyone else to hear about her daughter’s tragic experience.
One Sunday morning Faith, her mum, and a relative were riding on a motorcycle to church. Esther, Faith’s mum, was driving. When they got to church, Esther and Faith’s cousin came down the motorcycle but Faith didn’t. She was waiting for her mum to pick her and put her down but she was taking too long. Esther, who had parked and left the motorcycle engine running was shocked when she turned and saw Faith trying to climb down on her own. She held the steering wheel and in the process, pressed the start button which made the motorcycle move, throwing little Faith down and afterwards landed on her while she was on the ground. Faith’s right leg got stuck between the rear wheel which did a number on her. An usher standing at the church’s entrance saw what was happening and rushed to help Faith. Esther was so shocked that she fainted and did not see what happened from there on. When the usher stopped the bike's engine, it slowed down the rear wheel, but in the process caused Faith’s leg to break.
Faith and her mum were both rushed to hospital but Esther has no recollection of how this happened. When she woke up, Faith was stable but was still in a lot of pain. Fast forward, Faith had to undergo surgery and she also had skin grafting. She stayed in hospital for three months and afterwards had to go through physiotherapy sessions. Her physiotherapist discovered that this was not helping at all so she advised Esther to bring her daughter to CURE to seek a second opinion.
Esther brought her daughter to CURE and she hopes that the procedure her daughter will go through will be successful and that she will be able to walk well again and go to school like the other kids. In fact, Faith had already began school but this accident made it very hard for her to continue. Faith needs your prayers and support as she prepares to go in for surgery!
“What are you eating?” we asked Faith yesterday when we saw her. “Yogurt!” she told us. Can you tell from that face of hers? We saw her in the morning but then she and her file were nowhere to be found! Turns out, she’d gone to theatre to have her pins removed. We’re thankful she had them removed in a place that hopefully helped her feel more comfortable in the process. Although we didn’t get to say goodbye, we hope we get to see her again soon while we’re on clinic at the end of March!
This is the face you make when you wake up to such good news as, “you are being discharged today. You can go home!” We knew for a fact that Faith had received some good news when we could hear her all the way from the corridor singing. When we got to her bed, she had so much joy that she transferred some over to her ward cubemates. Faith can now go and will recover in the comfort of her home. We thank God for this. Friends, please continue praying that her recovery is smooth and that she remains as positive as she is for the rest of her life.
Our little friend Faith is recuperating well. Her appetite is not very good at the moment but at least she was able to take some porridge and is getting her strength back. One of our Storytellers, Elvis, spent some of his time playing games with Faith which helped her ignore some of her pain!
Faith went in for surgery today and we are happy that it was successful. She is in some pain which is making her quiet, but we know that God will see her through her recovery process and she will have her smile back very soon. Before the surgery, Dr. Theuri prayed that God would use him and his team to help Faith become a normal child again and use both her legs. We would love for you to join the prayer team that she has for her complete healing!
Despite not being able to walk or run normally, Faith can definitely cycle and she can do this all day long!
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