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Anita's Story

Meet ten year old girl Anita! Anita is shy, funny, talkative and above all she loves to read. She actually told us that she would like to become a pilot in the future and that’s why she is always serious with her studies. Her mother confirmed thi… Read more

Meet ten year old girl Anita! Anita is shy, funny, talkative and above all she loves to read. She actually told us that she would like to become a pilot in the future and that’s why she is always serious with her studies. Her mother confirmed this to us.

Anita is the second born and last born in the family; she has a condition known as burn contracture of the right hand.

At the tender age of nine months, Anita accidentally fell in a pot full of boiling porridge and burned her hand. She was taken to a nearby dispensary and given first aid and discharged home for care.

Her mother has been concerned about Anita’s right hand since it doesn’t function well but finances have been the main stumbling block toward her treatment. “We have been going to different hospitals seeking treatment. In one hospital we were told that they cannot treat that condition, another hospital we were charged heftily, we gave up and decided to wait on God for a breakthrough,” she informed us.

Nine years later, the family has been waiting and hoping for the Lord. In the midst of this time, her mother has been ill and even undergone surgery, and the standard of living has been greatly affected by so many occurrences that need money, but one thing they have never done is to give up. We keep on hoping and trusting in God. Isaiah 40:31 has been the verse for this family. “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Her prayer was answered when CURE doctors and staff visited our mobile clinic conducted in Kitale (Northern Rift valley Kenya). “We met friendly doctors and staff who were more than willing to help. The social worker was exceptional as he listened to our story and indeed gave us the solution to our long time problem. We are now at CURE, we lack words to express but only say thank you and God bless you all,” she added.

Anita was taken to theatre to undergo burn contracture release of the right hand. We wish her a successful surgery and a quick recovery! Please join us in praying for her and her family!

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Nov 14, 2018

Poor Anita’s fingers are rather stiff. “She’s losing her advantage,” Dr. Mailu told us. She needs physio to stretch her fingers more than what we can help with when on clinic, so now she’ll need to continue at a place close to her home. As she does this, please pray for her fingers to stretch so that the next time we see her on clinic at the end of January, she’ll have gotten that advantage back! Photo of Anita

Jun 22, 2018

This little lady could very easily be declared as the most photogenic child to ever come to CURE. After the doctor had seen her and the physiotherapist was done helping her with exercises, she came up to us and said, “Let’s go out and take a few pictures.” While we were at it she kept saying, “Another one, another one! Please let me see.” Anita is just adorable and we love her! She needs to work extra hard with her exercises so that she can use her hand completely, please pray that she's diligent and determined! Photo of Anita

Apr 30, 2018

Anita has a lot of love to share with all of us. She has come a long way to be able to use both her hands and the transformation is magical. She likes pictures of her being taken so we had to go outside after she had seen the doctor and do a mini shoot. We will only share one photo with you now but please look out for this week’s ‘Week In Photos.’ There will be more from our short session with this amazing soul. Thank you for praying for Anita! Photo of Anita

Mar 21, 2018

Anita has such a sweet spirit. We caught her playing balloons with Mary, her bed neighbor this morning. Anita must get it from her mama. Yesterday when we gave her mom and her their get well messages, her mom said, “Thank you!” These ladies are lots of fun and we’re thankful we got to enjoy time with them because they’re going home today! Anita will come for mobile clinic on April 25th, but in the meantime we’re hoping she does a fabulous job of doing her hand exercises! Please pray for her in this. Photo of Anita

Mar 20, 2018

Anita is making tremendous progress with her recovery. Today, even before she went through her physiotherapy session, she was trying to use her hand to hold things. So it was very easy for her when the physiotherapist came. We are amazed by how good our God is and how He has answered our prayers. We are hopeful that she’ll be able to leave the hospital to go continue her recovery at home and when she comes back we’ll be able to fist bump! Photo of Anita

Mar 19, 2018

Anita is doing well! She now has a hand brace that she will be wearing and her mum was taken through some of the physical exercises that she will help Anita do. When Bea, one of our physiotherapists at CURE, was showing Mama Anita the exercises, Anita was making funny faces some which might have meant she was feeling just a bit of pain or discomfort but we loved watching her cartooning and being silly! Pray with us that Anita’s hand will receive complete healing and that she’ll be able to pose in the pictures she so dearly loves with both hands! Photo of Anita

Mar 16, 2018

Anita loves pictures of herself and she enjoys scrolling the camera to see all the photos. So we took her for a mini shoot yesterday, she loved it! She had a dressing change and is doing well. Photo of Anita

Mar 15, 2018

Anita is impressive in that she does not easily forget things. Yesterday we promised her a sweet (candy) if she recited a memory verse. Our Storyteller, Elvis, taught her the last time she was here. Although it is not a long memory verse, she recited it so comfortably and it was awesome! So how about we give her a high five for being such a brilliant kid? Photo of Anita

Feb 23, 2018

We are not and cannot get tired of updating you about this girl with a precious smile. She spent the whole day in the playroom, she got a new friend whom she nicknamed Shantel, and when we asked her 'why Shantel' she told us that it's because the doll resembles a friend next to her cube with same name. She went for dressing change this morning and she is doing well. The doctor authorized her to be discharged tomorrow! She will be re-admitted mid March. We praise God for how far she's come and we continue to pray for her recovery! Photo of Anita

Feb 22, 2018

An ever bubbly Anita welcomed us with a smile and shared a memory verse with us! She was very kind to remind us how 'God loves the world and so He sent His only son to come and save us' (John 3:16). Anita also looked very pretty with her tiny crown. She will have her dressing changed tomorrow and this will allow the doctors to see the progress her hand is making. Thank you for your continued prayers for her! Photo of Anita

Feb 21, 2018

It's Wednesday, day three of our encounter with Anita at CURE! She is now out of bed and visiting every child in her cube while playing with a balloon. One thing we have come to know about Anita is that she is shy when she meets new faces, but now that she is familiar with us, she is friendly and talkative! She will remain in the hospital until Friday when she will go for a dressing change and we will continue to update you. Keep on praying for this girl! Photo of Anita

Feb 20, 2018

Anita had a successful surgery yesterday, and the smile on her face reflects how she was excited after coming out of theatre. “I am very happy that soon I will be able to scribble something, help my Mom, and as well continue with my studies. God bless CURE!" she shared. Let's continue to pray for this wonderful girl! Photo of Anita

Feb 19, 2018

Anita's smile portrayed that she was ready to undergo the burn contracture release of the right hand. Surgery will mean a lot to this shy girl, her self-esteem will improve, she will be able to hold a pen and scribble without any difficulty, and she will be able to help her mother in doing daily chores. To Anita, its a new dawn and she is excited! Photo of Anita

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