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Esther was five months old when she got what her mom describes as malaria. During this time, she was also in need of blood that they gave her through an IV in her head. While the medical specifics of what all happened are far from clear, the treatm… Read more
Esther was five months old when she got what her mom describes as malaria. During this time, she was also in need of blood that they gave her through an IV in her head. While the medical specifics of what all happened are far from clear, the treatment has left Esther with scarring on the left side of her head and weakness on her right side.
“After that, it took her almost three years to learn to walk because her body was weak,” Violet, Esther's mom, told us. Esther is now nine years old now and needs surgery on her right foot to correct some inward curving. Thankfully, God sent advocates into Esther’s village, and they told Violet to come to a mobile clinic near her home. “... for so long I’ve been demanding for Esther to be treated, so I thanked God,” Violet told us after learning that Esther could be treated.
Esther is the last born of five children, so Violet has years of experience caring for her children. We know that this week as Esther and Violet are in here at CURE Kenya, Violet will do just that. Please pray for both of these lovely ladies!
Esther and her mama had support from Monday’s ‘audience’ all the way up until leaving today! These mamas helped carry things for Mama Esther so she could carry Esther on her back. Thank Jesus with us for Esther’s swift recovery. We’ll catch her on mobile clinic in a few weeks!
“I’m keeping an eye on Esther,” Nurse James told us as Esther recovered from her successful surgery today! As a PACU nurse, James watches vitals, monitors patients like Esther as they wake up after surgery, preparing them to go back to their beds to rest. The surgery Esther had will help her walk as well as fixing the bottom section of her foot. Pray for her as she rests after her surgery!
When we asked Esther to go hug her mom, this was her reaction and the reaction of another mama! Esther had an audience for her little photo shoot this morning. We had to take a few different kiddos photos, so we took them all out at once and the mamas joined in on the fun. We’re looking forward to getting to know Esther and the rest of the mamas and kiddos more this week as they spend time with us at CURE Kenya!
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