Dorcas

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  • Age13
  • Conditionburn contractures
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Dorcas's Story

“Her parents passed on a while back so as the big brother, I decided to take Dorcas and live with her.” Dorcas’ brother told us.

Dorcas’ dad had 12 children in total and two wives. Dorcas is her mum’s 3rd born child and the 5th b… Read more

“Her parents passed on a while back so as the big brother, I decided to take Dorcas and live with her.” Dorcas’ brother told us.

Dorcas’ dad had 12 children in total and two wives. Dorcas is her mum’s 3rd born child and the 5th born in the larger family. She was born a normal child but at five years old she fell into an open fire and burned her hand. She was not taken to hospital but was treated at home. She grew up with her hand contracted around her elbow.

Dorcas’ big brother has six children of his own and lives with Dorcas. He heard about a Mobile Clinic in his home town from the local area chief. The announcement asked the villagers to bring all disabled kids to be seen by doctors. Dorcas and her brother made way to the town where the mobile clinic was being conducted. They were seen by CURE Kenya doctors and told that to release the contracture, Dorcas needed surgery.

Dorcas’ brother was left wondering how he was going to pay for treatment. So they went back home probably thinking that the surgery would never happen. Dorcas’ brother says he received a call last week asking him to bring Dorcas to hospital. “That was God’s doing opening a door for Dorcas like this. I believe He will open more doors.” He told us. Dorcas and her brother are hoping for the best after surgery. Please pray for them.

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Jul 17, 2019

Dorcas got to go home and we’re already looking forward to catching up with her at the end of this month when she comes back for her follow up appointment! Please pray for her healing while she is at home! Photo of Dorcas

Jul 11, 2019

Allow us to share with you this beautiful smile for a beautiful message written on a balloon by one of our Pastors in the Spiritual Department. Dorcas is doing well and is waiting to hear what the doctor says when her dressing is opened up and her wound is checked. We challenged Dorcas when she first came to CURE Kenya to think about who she wants to be when she is done with school and she told us today. She wants to be a nurse. We asked her why and she said that she had seen how caring the nurses at CURE are and she felt like she would like to do the same for other people. Please pray for Dorcas’ recovery process and that she will make her dream come true through hard work and determination. Photo of Dorcas

Jul 10, 2019

Life is just so easy when you have friends around to help you out! This lady sitting beside Dorcas is her new friend. They met here at CURE Kenya. She saw Dorcas struggling to find her slippers and decided to help grab them from under the bed because Dorcas has had surgery and can't use both hands. She also helped Dorcas get to the washroom and back. We thank God for this sweet lady and we are happy that Dorcas was able to make a new friend even though she's still feeling a little rough from her surgery. Photo of Dorcas

Jul 09, 2019

“The procedure wasn’t as easy as it looked. It was a bit complex because it meant using skin grafts from the backside of her hand to cover the areas where we did the release.” Dr. Kinyua told us about Dorcas’ procedure. We are grateful to God because our doctors were able to do the surgery and Dorcas will soon be able to use her arm again! Please be praying for her as she recovers in the ward. Photo of Dorcas

Jul 08, 2019

Dorcas is tall and she looks away when you make her laugh! We can’t wait to learn even more about her as time goes by. When you pray for her, pray for both her healing and her joy. May her joy be ever present and only increased by her healing! Photo of Dorcas

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