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Stephanie's Story

“We started noticing when she was about two,” Regina explained of her daughter Stephanie’s condition. They took her to see a doctor, but when they did, the doctor checked her out and thought she was okay. Sometimes children with legs like Ste… Read more

“We started noticing when she was about two,” Regina explained of her daughter Stephanie’s condition. They took her to see a doctor, but when they did, the doctor checked her out and thought she was okay. Sometimes children with legs like Stephanie’s just grow out of it, but for sweet Stephanie, this was not the case. When she was four, her parents noticed again how one of her legs looked bent, and they did some hospital shopping. From the way Regina explained it, they discovered CURE Kenya by ‘sharing ideas with friends.’ They know someone whose child was treated at CURE Kenya. We love how God connects people to us, whether it’s through success stories, the radio, or mobile clinics!

We met Stephanie just a few days before she’s to come for surgery. She didn’t just come with her mama, but with mama, dad, and her big sister, Natalie. The only person who didn’t come along was her big brother. When we asked Regina what her favorite thing about Stephanie is, she hesitated and her husband answered for her, “Like everything -- what do you say?” and around that time Regina commented, “She’s awesome, she’s everything!”

“She’s six, but up here,” Regina pointed to her head, “She’s sixteen or ten!” Stephanie’s smart and she asks hard questions. She loves going to school. Right now, she’s on a holiday from school. “Whenever we drive along the school road, she says, “Hi school, I miss you!’” Regina told us. When she’s in school, her favorite things to do aside from playing are math and CRE (Christian Readers Education).

We’re happy that this precious girl is coming to CURE Kenya when she is because it’ll allow her some time to heal before school starts again! Please pray that she’ll heal quick so she can go back to the school she loves!

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May 07, 2020

Dr. Theuri saw Stephanie when she came in for her review. She has made tremendous improvement in her recovery! She can now bear some weight on her feet and this is something to be very excited about. We thank God for healing Stephanie and we pray that she will be able to put down her crutches, walker, and wheelchair to stand on her own feet soon! Photo of Stephanie

Apr 06, 2020

Stephanie came to CURE Kenya today accompanied by her sister. They were wearing matching outfits and just couldn’t resist taking a picture. Stephanie had her stitches removed today because her wound is healing great. The doctor said he is happy with the progress and they can continue cleaning it and applying honey to keep things clean as they had been shown. We will see Stephanie in two weeks time! Photo of Stephanie

Mar 30, 2020

Stephanie got one last bandage change at CURE Kenya before she was discharged to go home! She told us that she was excited to go home and we could even see the excitement her parents had this morning. Stephanie and her parents need to continue doing bandage changes at home until her wound is completely healed. Please pray for journey mercies for this lovely family. Photo of Stephanie

Mar 27, 2020

We read Stephanie your get well messages and she loved them! She loved them so much she felt inspired to write you this little note back. Thanks for loving this young woman so well! Photo of Stephanie

Mar 26, 2020

Today we took Stephanie through the importance of washing her hands and asked if she knew how to do it properly. She demonstrated and we were excited to find out that she knows why it is important to have her hands clean. We also caught up with the nurse taking her vitals and Stephanie is okay. She is still hanging out, waiting for the time for her to get her next dressing change. Photo of Stephanie

Mar 25, 2020

“I really love this cartoon, that is why I even have a storybook about it.” Stephanie told us about the book she was reading this morning. She is excited because she is expecting to see her sister and father today and get some more story books to keep her busy while hanging out here at CURE Kenya. Photo of Stephanie

Mar 24, 2020

Stephanie is still here at CURE Kenya and today she spent some time doing her regular walking exercises. Results from her culture test came back and we are happy that there is nothing to worry about from that. There is a little discharge from her wound that our doctors are helping to clean as they observe how her wound is doing. Please continue praying for this process. Photo of Stephanie

Mar 20, 2020

“I am so excited that she is now able to eat and replenish her energy.” Stephanie’s mum told us this morning. Stephanie was able to eat some breakfast and didn’t throw up. We thank God for this. Stephanie is awaiting a cast change and some results to come back for a biopsy that was done yesterday. Photo of Stephanie

Mar 19, 2020

We found Stephanie glued to the TV screen in the ward watching cartoons. She was a bit bummed out because she was hungry, but she couldn’t retain anything she ate. Her mum showed a bit of frustration too, but she had to remain strong so Stephanie feels encouraged. Our nurses gave Stephanie some medicine to help with the nausea and we hope that she will soon be able to eat and regain her energy. Please pray about this friends! Photo of Stephanie

Mar 18, 2020

It was a bit surprising to see Stephanie today and even more surprising that she needed to be admitted. Stephanie’s wound has not properly healed and she needs a procedure done where the doctors will clear out any dead and infected tissue from the wound. Please pray that this process doesn’t take too long and for God to give Stephanie patience through this time! Photo of Stephanie

Feb 19, 2020

Friends, Stephanie was accompanied by her whole family today as she came for another review. We would like to ask you to pray about Stephanie’s leg specifically as she is experiencing a hard time healing. Today she had some blood work done and it was discovered that she has an infection. She will need to wear a cast again and her wound will need to be cleaned regularly. Photo of Stephanie

Feb 05, 2020

Stephanie is one lucky girl. Unlike other children who are brought to the hospital by one parent, she is always accompanied by both her loving parents! Good News: upon opening the cast, we discovered that part of it has healed and there was minimal discharge coming out which is a big improvement! Your prayers and the parent's efforts are yielding fruits so let's not become weary of praying for her. We cant wait to give you more updates of improvement after 2 weeks. Photo of Stephanie

Jan 29, 2020

Stephanie was seen at CURE Kenya today. Her parents have been doing some wound cleaning at home and applying honey to help keep germs and infection away. When the doctor reviewed her this morning, he noted that the wound is healing properly and that her stitches can be removed. Stephanie’s wound was then dressed again and we will see her next week! Photo of Stephanie

Jan 23, 2020

“We were concerned that there was some liquid leaking through her dressing. We decided not to take chances so we came back to have her leg seen by a doctor.” Stephanie’s dad told us. The doctor found some pus at the point where Stephanie's pins had been removed. Stephanie's dad was shown how to clean the wound site and bandage it back up to make sure the pus clears and she heals well. Please pray for Stephanie and these tiny challenges in her recovery process! Photo of Stephanie

Jan 14, 2020

Stephanie underwent for a dressing change yesterday and surgical wound is healing up nicely. She was then discharged in the afternoon. While in the parking lot on her way out, Mama Stephanie requested a thanksgiving prayer. Stephanie was happy to have been discharged from CURE Kenya and her wish is that she will heal quickly and be able to go back to school. Let's pray that Stephanie's wish will be fulfilled. Her next appointment is the 2nd of February 2020. Photo of Stephanie

Jan 10, 2020

Today Stephanie had many visitors and among them was Pastor Phoebe. They were able to sit and chat with Stephanie's mum about her spiritual life. Mama Stephanie is a prayerful woman and she treasures prayers a lot. She believes that Jesus is able to heal the sick. Her prayer request is that God will grant Stephanie quick recovery! Photo of Stephanie

Jan 09, 2020

Stephanie came to CURE Kenya yesterday for a check up and pin removal. Upon assessment by the doctor, it was decided that she needed to go to the OR because otherwise, the pin removal would be too painful for her. This morning, as they were waiting for Stephanie’s turn to go to the OR, we took a photo of her and her dad. Her parents are very encouraging and they help her to get through tough and painful times like these. Please thank God with us for Stephanie’s parents and pray that the short procedure goes well. Photo of Stephanie

Nov 26, 2019

Today, Stephanie went in for a cast change, did some physiotherapy, and is being discharged to go home. We asked her what she was looking forward to the most when she goes home, and she said, “spending time with her sister and brother.” We are grateful to God for this, and we hope to see Stephanie when she comes back for her review. Samuel, a social worker at CURE Kenya, made sure Stephanie had a nice send-off! Photo of Stephanie

Nov 25, 2019

We asked Mama Stephanie, “Do you think that this time around was easier for Steph?” She replied, “To be very honest, no! The reason is because the first time we were here, she didn’t know exactly what was going to happen. But this time, she knew the entire process.” However, Stephanie has shown great resilience and it was good to see her smile today. She needs some physiotherapy just to help her walk with her crutches before she can go home. Photo of Stephanie

Nov 22, 2019

So many children, so little time! Steph was meant to go to surgery yesterday, but CURE Kenya is a beehive of activity right now due to the school holidays that are happening. But, we’re really hoping Stephanie’s surgery will be today, and we’re thankful for her mama who is around to keep her company! Photo of Stephanie

Nov 21, 2019

Pastor Emmy sat down with the kiddos in the playroom today. They sang a song, introduced themselves, and talked of their favorite foods. Then, Pastor Emmy shared a Bible story! What better way for kiddos like Stephanie to wait for surgery than talking and thinking about Jesus? Pray for Stephanie’s healing! Photo of Stephanie

Nov 20, 2019

Stephanie and her friend Liz were in the playroom, and Stephanie was the ‘doctor.’ Stephanie is actually here for her other surgery! While she was meant to go to the operating room today, it was pretty busy - so, tomorrow should be Stephanie’s day! Photo of Stephanie

Oct 02, 2019

Steph and her parents came back again to see the doctor, and we have good news: she can come for her next surgery! We’ll wait a few weeks until she’s on a long holiday from school, and then we’ll be seeing her around in the ward when she comes for surgery! Photo of Stephanie

Apr 03, 2019

Stephanie and her sister came to our clinic today. Why wouldn’t they come together? It is holiday time so schools are closed for a few weeks and they love each others company! Stephanie is completely healed and is ready to have her left leg operated on. Her parents, however, want her to wait until the longer school holidays in December to have surgery This way she won't have to miss any school. We are thanking God for healing Stephanie and we would love to invite you to thank God with us! Photo of Stephanie

Feb 21, 2019

Stephanie and her parents came to CURE Kenya to have her cast removed and a review of her leg done. Stephanie’s x-ray indicated that she is doing well and her leg is properly healed. The doctor who reviewed the x-ray suggested that Stephanie be taken through physical therapy exercises to strengthen her leg and to allow her to put some weight on it. Stephanie’s parents were also shown what to do while at home to help their daughter recover completely! Photo of Stephanie

Jan 16, 2019

Stephanie’s cast was not behaving very well and it had moved, so back again to the hospital they came this week. She got a new one and now let’s pray that this one will stay perfectly in place until just the right time for it to come off! The good news is that Stephanie and her family got to see their friend Chege -- our social worker and the person who introduced us to Stephanie even before she arrived in the hospital for her surgery. We’ll catch Stephanie again in just a few weeks! Photo of Stephanie

Jan 09, 2019

“It’s okay baby, mama’s here… don’t worry!” These were the words out of the mouths of Stephanie’s parents as they walked her through the cast and pin removal process. She covered her face for the cast removal and her mom stood by her as her pins were taken out. Stephanie was such a trooper! And she’s got such a loving and dedicated family -- her sister even wanted to come to be with Stephanie today, but her mom told her, “Teacher’s waiting for you!” so she went to school. When Stephanie comes back in a few weeks to have her next cast removed, maybe her sister will be able to come with her then! Photo of Stephanie

Nov 16, 2018

"I miss home, I miss my friends. Actually when I get home I will invite all of them to come and see me and make them understand why I will not be visiting them," Stephanie informed us. She had a wonderful night and the nausea ended yesterday evening! Thank you for praying for that! Alice, one of our physiotherapists, took her through the corridors using a walker as her Dad and Mom watched her every move and step. She is up and ready to get back home! She was discharged today and will return in January, please continue praying for our smart girl! Photo of Stephanie

Nov 15, 2018

Stephanie woke up feeling a bit nauseated today. She was given something to help her with the nausea and her mum was asked to give her a lot of water. The nausea hasn’t completely gone away, but our smart friend is focusing on other things like cartoons and getting some sleep. Steph will be taken through how to use crutches today and tomorrow. Would you please pray that her nausea goes away and that she is able to eat some food? Thank you so much for being with Stephanie throughout her treatment journey! Photo of Stephanie

Nov 14, 2018

“We had a very good night! Her response to the procedure was just awesome,” Regina told us when we asked about Stephanie. Our smart girl did not cry at night and when she woke up in the morning she had lots of breakfast. We delivered a get well message to Steph and she was so excited to see that there are friends all over the world reading her story and praying with her! Steph needs to stay at CURE Kenya for a few days as she is being monitored by the doctors and physiotherapists. We hope to have more fun with her while she is here! Photo of Stephanie

Nov 13, 2018

Yesterday we asked Stephanie if she was ready to go to theatre. Her mum quickly gave us a wink to mean Stephanie wasn’t ready to talk about it. “I told her that the doctor was going to come and put a plaster on her leg and that's it!” Regina, Steph’s mum, told us. Steph’s procedure went well, it took a while but was ultimately successful. Pray with us for healing for our smart girl! Photo of Stephanie

Nov 12, 2018

“Stephanie, do you know who God is?” we asked our new friend. “Yes I do!” Stephanie replied very confidently. We went ahead and asked her what her favorite Bible verse is so she recited Ephesians 6:1-4. We couldn’t hide our excitement when she was done. Stephanie is such a brilliant girl and it is amazing to see that her parents are bringing her up in the way of the Lord. We showed Stephanie what our website looks like as she waited to go in to theatre for surgery and she got glued. “She loves reading a lot!” her mum told us. Dear friends, please pray that her procedure goes well and that she comes out transformed! Photo of Stephanie

Nov 07, 2018

“What makes you happy?” we asked Stephanie and she took some time to think about it. We even gave her some suggestions. Finally she told us, “Mom and Dad.” When we asked why, she hesitated and her mom asked her, “Don’t you think it’s the love that mommy and daddy give you? Or something else?” Stephanie was probably feeling shy and didn’t answer much, but we think it is because of the love she’s shown! Clearly there’s a lot of love going around this sweet family and when they come to CURE Kenya on Sunday, we look forward to seeing even more love! Photo of Stephanie

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