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The picture above is of CURE in Kenya. Everyone who serves with CURE in Kenya, from medical professionals to office staff, are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical and spiritual care to people who, without CURE, couldn't find it and couldn't afford it, just like Caren. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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Caren's Story

Meet three-year-old Caren. Caren is the seventh and last born in the family. Caren loves walking and playing with her friends. We met this cute girl while on our ward tour this morning, and we think she’s precious!

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Meet three-year-old Caren. Caren is the seventh and last born in the family. Caren loves walking and playing with her friends. We met this cute girl while on our ward tour this morning, and we think she’s precious!

It wasn’t until Caren was a year old that her mother, Helen, noticed the unusual bowing of her legs and that her gait was also changing. To her it was not a shock since her first and fourth born children also had the same condition and healed without any medical intervention. “My mother in law informed me that the condition is inborn and therefore I should not seek for medical assistance,” Helen informed us.

Caren has a condition known as genu varum or bow-leggedness. This is the misalignment of the knees where they angle out and away from each other when the legs are straightened. The condition has affected her mobility as she wiggles and sometimes loses her balance and falls.

Helen is delighted to be at CURE, “This is my first interaction with a doctor. I'm happy to be at CURE where the doctors are friendly and free to the patients as compared to other hospitals.”

Caren was taken to theatre this morning to undergo a surgery called Bilateral PTO to realign her bones and joints. “I have high hopes that my daughter will walk normally like other children,” Helen informed us as she anxiously waited for her daughter to come from theatre. Join us in praying for a quick recovery!

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Yesterday

Today all it took was a ‘hey girl!’ to make our lady smile. When we realized her and her mama were matching, we got excited and asked for a photo. Please thank Jesus with us that although Caren was miserable after surgery, we’re catching more smiles from her AND she’s going home! We’ll see her again on March 28th. Photo of Caren

3 days ago

This smile is brought to you by our silly dance moves. Caren is better today and we are thankful. We kept asking her about her eating habits: “Are you eating a balloon?” “What are you eating?” Caren was chewing on a plastic extension on her balloon as well as a piece of paper. Maybe she’d forgotten to eat breakfast! There’s a chance she’ll go home tomorrow, so thank Jesus with us about that! Photo of Caren

3 days ago

Our girl has a sweet little smile, but we didn’t see too too much of it today as she’s a bit miserable. Her mom even moved to become a human pillow for Caren after we snapped this photo. Different kiddos react differently to surgery. Some are happy the day after. Others take a few days to become themselves again. Having giant bulky casts stuck to your legs is kind of miserable so we can’t blame kids like Caren for being unhappy. Please pray that her joy returns soon! Photo of Caren

Feb 13, 2018

Yesterday was Caren’s surgery day, so today is a lay in bed, have the nurses give you pain meds, and play with bubbles kind of day. At first Caren wasn’t so sure about the bubbles. Bubbles are great, but they’re also a little scary. Imagine all of the sudden these strange round colorful things start drifting in your direction. Eek! Thankfully, as bubbles got blown with the children around Caren’s bed, she warmed up to the strange round colorful things. Thanks for praying for our girl! Photo of Caren

Feb 12, 2018

Oh sweet girl! Our new friend Caren has a precious smile that hides but pops up when you say or do just the right thing. It might be a tickle or saying something in Swahili, but whatever it is, her smile comes out and it’s real cute. Caren has already gone to surgery today since she was on the Monday surgery schedule. Please keep her in your prayers as she heals! Photo of Caren

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