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When Noela was around one or two, her family started noticing something was going on with her legs. When we pointed out that people sometimes think it will go away, Naomi, Noela’s mom, told us: “Even I thought it would go away!” For sweet Noe… Read more
When Noela was around one or two, her family started noticing something was going on with her legs. When we pointed out that people sometimes think it will go away, Naomi, Noela’s mom, told us: “Even I thought it would go away!” For sweet Noela, it didn’t go away and eventually she was taken to a hospital that referred them to CURE. In 2016, Noela was seen by our doctors and although it’s taken some time, she is finally here to have her legs treated!
When we asked Noela about what she does at home, she told us, “I take care of Victorson.” Victorson is her brother, he is four and Noela is eight. When Noela’s dad came to visit her in the hospital, we found out something fun - her dad’s name is Victor! So we have Victor + Victorson and Naomi + Noela.
Noela is beautiful and lovely and we’re thankful to be graced with her presence around CURE. As she goes through her healing journey with us, please pray that we’ll be a blessing to her as much as she is a blessing to others -- including her family!
“What did the doctor say?” we asked. “I can play!” Noela replied. Noela is incredibly joyful and it’s a God-given thing, He made her that way! We’re grateful for her healing and that life is moving on and play is happening. It had been awhile since we'd seen our girl and it'll be awhile more before we see her again (January) but in the meantime, she’ll be somewhere else, spreading her joy around!
Noela sat in the OPD, post cast removal. “Was Victorson happy to see you when you got home?” we asked her, referring to when she got home from the hospital. She told us yes and when we asked what he did, she told us, “He welcomed me.” She also received a hug but unfortunately no kisses. We told her mama that she should bring Victorson sometime so we can meet him! Noela had one of her pins removed today too, and she’ll come back next Thursday for her other pin to be removed in the OR, so maybe we’ll get to meet him then! Please pray the procedure goes well with no complications!
Look who was up walking this morning! And yesterday’s happiness is today’s reality - Noela got to go home! Thank Jesus with us that she’s doing so well. It can be easy to take this for granted but sometimes our kiddos have pain and swelling during their healing that causes their casts to be split and thus - a longer time spent in the hospital. Praise Jesus Noela didn’t have to go through that! We’ll see her next on June 13th.
Noela acted like she didn’t even have surgery on Monday as she layed in bed, munching on an apple. “What’s 20+30?” we ask her and get the answer. Then we up the stakes, “What’s 30-20?” Now THAT was a little harder because let’s be honest - addition is more fun! “We’re going home tomorrow,” Naomi says. We hear these words from so many parent's mouths because let’s also be honest here - who really likes having to be in hospital? It’s a necessary part of healing for our kiddos, but not the best part. The best part (or one of them) is the miracle that God does in our children as they heal! Please pray for this miracle in Noela!
As Noela sat on her bed next to her mom Naomi, Noela told us she likes math. We started firing out math equations at her and she was hardly phased. “What’s 40 + 40?” We asked and after a moment, we got the answer: “80.” And then we gave her the ultimate test: “What’s 80 + 80?” Ohhh man, now THAT was a hard one! We stumped her a bit, but this one is smart and this week, we hope to test her even more on it. Tomorrow is a holiday, but when we catch up with her on Wednesday, the game is on! She’s already come out of surgery safe and sound and we’re grateful! Please pray for her as she recovers!
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