Tabitha

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Tabitha's Story

“I was really shocked when I first held my baby because I had never seen clubfoot before. To make matters worse, it was not clubfoot only!” Penninah told us.

Tabitha is four years old and was born with clubfoot. She was also born with … Read more

“I was really shocked when I first held my baby because I had never seen clubfoot before. To make matters worse, it was not clubfoot only!” Penninah told us.

Tabitha is four years old and was born with clubfoot. She was also born with a limb condition that did not allow her to bend her knees. Her mum Penninah started seeking medical intervention as early as three days after Tabby’s birth. She was told about the clubfoot clinic at CURE Kenya by the doctor who saw her child at a hospital near her town.

Penninah brought her daughter to CURE Kenya and started with clubfoot correction first. This won’t be Tabitha’s first time here. In fact, when her mum tells her that she is taking her to hospital, Tabitha always asks, “Are we going to our hospital?” Tabitha now needs surgery to allow the muscles around her knees to be released so that she can bend her knees comfortably. Please join us in praying for Tabby's healing and thank you for your support!

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Jul 11, 2019

Did you know Tabby can count to fifty?!? We learned this today as she waited for her cast removal and brace fitting. Next time we see her in October, we might ask her to count to a hundred! Until then, Tabby will keep learning in school and hopefully at home. Pray for her foot to do well in her new brace! Photo of Tabitha

May 30, 2019

Perched on top of the counter was Tabby as she waited for her mama to do something during clinic. She could have sat there all day with her pink dress and her cute smile, but alas, she had to do other things like get measured for an orthotic and have another cast put on. We’ll catch her in another six weeks when maybe she can do more counter-perching! Photo of Tabitha

Apr 16, 2019

Tabby had to wait a few more days than usual to go home since she was having some swelling in her foot, but this week she got herself a new cast and now today, she’s going home! Someone worked with her a bit because her hands and/or wrists have some contractures. She could actually use hand splints, but it would have taken some time to wait for them to be made, so her family might wait until the next time she comes at the end of May to sort that out. In the meantime, Tabby will enjoy being home with family and allowing God to continue healing her little foot! Photo of Tabitha

Apr 15, 2019

Tabitha and her mum had a nice weekend but their highlight was when Tabitha’s dad came to visit them. It is usually a nice feeling when loved ones come to see you at the hospital and are able to share a meal from home. Tabitha will have a new cast put on her leg today as her swelling has reduced. They hope to leave for home today or tomorrow! Photo of Tabitha

Apr 12, 2019

“This time round we have stayed here (CURE Kenya) longer, not that we don’t like it, we just miss home!” Mama Tabitha shared her thoughts with us. Tabitha however, might not share the same sentiments as her mum, basically because she has access to the playroom and other distracting things. Tabitha had her cast split because her leg seemed like it was swelling. She will be under observation today and might go home tomorrow or Monday depending on how she is doing. Please pray for the swelling to go down so that chances of them going home tomorrow increase, which will mean they will be home where they will be most comfortable at. Photo of Tabitha

Apr 11, 2019

“Kubwa,” was one of the words we heard out of Sylvia’s mouth in regards to Tabitha’s balloon that she was blowing up for it. ‘Kubwa’ means ‘big’ in Swahili and that’s how Tabby wanted her balloon! Apparently, her other balloon had burst and she needed a new one. Thankfully, Sylvia interns in the playroom and she was able to give her another one! She was having discussions with Tabby and one of them was about her sweater. “She knows even color gray!” Sylvia exclaimed of how many colors Tabby knows. Tabby may be shy, but behind that shyness is a girl who knows things! Photo of Tabitha

Apr 10, 2019

Today Tabitha told us about her best friend in school. She is called Kare and is in class one which is a class before her but she likes her a lot and loves playing with her. We wanted to find out if Tabby had told Kare she’d be coming to hospital but Tabby was shy so we didn’t pester her with the issue. Tabby said she misses her friend and can’t wait to go home and spend time with her. Tabitha’s mum was really helpful as she assisted her daughter in telling us the story of her best friend. Please pray for Tabby’s recovery process. Photo of Tabitha

Apr 09, 2019

Jesus says in the book of John, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Light is important for us to see and without it, it is possible to lack direction. In the OR, light is very important as it helps the doctors to see where they are operating on. Before Tabitha’s surgery began, Dr. Kinyua requested that the light be adjusted so they could see. Only after this happened were they able to start operating on Tabitha’s foot. Tabitha’s surgery was successful and the doctors were able to achieve the correction needed. Please pray that Tabitha will be healed and that she will be able to walk and that the Word will be a lamp unto her feet and a light unto her path. Photo of Tabitha

Apr 08, 2019

Remember this sweet girl from the last time she was here at CURE Kenya? Well Tabitha is back because she needs a surgery for her left leg. It looks like clubfoot and our doctors are going to correct that through an operation. Please pray for her surgery which we will tell you all about soon! Photo of Tabitha

Sep 14, 2018

The worries of the ‘stone change’ have become so yesterday because our lady has GONE HOME!!! We’re really happy for her and it’s all because of our big God and your prayers. Thanks for praying and we’ll catch you up on our girl’s progress at the end of October when she comes back for a cast change! (sorry we couldn’t share a photo today — she was so excited to leave, she left before we had a chance to say hi).

Sep 13, 2018

“I was just encouraging her and telling her that today there wouldn’t be any pain because they were only going to remove the stone,” Storyteller Elvis explained to us. Tabby was nervous today as she waited for her cast change, so Elvis tried his best to assure her that all would be well. He also told us something kind of funny: calling a cast a ‘stone’ is one of the easiest ways to describe it to a kiddo. It makes sense to them! Please pray for Tabby as she waits with her new ‘stone’ to go home. Photo of Tabitha

Sep 12, 2018

When we got to Tabby’s bed, we found Penninah cleaning up the bed because Tabitha had just finished eating a biscuit. A moment later, Tabby got tired of sitting up so she asked her mum to put her down so she could rest. Tabitha had a calm night and we thank God for that. She might have her cast change today or tomorrow and then she will be on her way home! Photo of Tabitha

Sep 11, 2018

This morning Tabby was quite bright so we sought to find out why. Her mum, Penninah, told us that they slept well and that our sweet friend wasn’t in too much pain last night. She later requested us to come back when Tabitha’s dad came to visit in order to show him some of the photos we took of Tabitha. We then found out that Tabby was excited because she knew her dad was coming to see her. We asked our sweet friend to show us using her tiny fingers how much pain she felt and this is what she showed us. Tabby is recovering well and we are grateful to God for this. Photo of Tabitha

Sep 10, 2018

Tabitha had surgery today and is now recovering in her bed! She is under the care of the safest hands in her world, her mum’s. We pray that this surgery will be life-changing for her and that she will be able to walk well soon. Please remember sweet little Tabby in your prayers! Photo of Tabitha

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