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Nicholas is a 13 year old boy who is the third born in his family of four children. He was born without any complications and this was a very happy moment for John, Nicholas’ dad and his wife. One year ago, John started noticing a difference in N… Read more
Nicholas is a 13 year old boy who is the third born in his family of four children. He was born without any complications and this was a very happy moment for John, Nicholas’ dad and his wife. One year ago, John started noticing a difference in Nicholas’ gait and walking style. Upon further observation, he realized that Nicholas’ knees had started knocking in.
John started asking around whether someone knew where he could get help for his son. He visited several hospitals, but nothing major happened. He did not lose hope though. He continued searching for a solution until someone referred him to one of our CURE Kenya mobile clinics. Since it was quite far from his home, he had to plan in terms of finances and time. Since John is a casual labourer, it was quite difficult for him to do this. But God opened a way and he made it to our mobile clinic!
When Nicholas and his dad were told that Nicholas needed surgery, they were shaken a bit. But he had faith that this would be the turning point for his son. Nicholas and his dad were told to go home and wait for a phone call from the hospital. John was very excited when he received the call. John remains hopeful that this is where Nicholas’ life turns around. Please pray that surgery goes well for Nicholas and that God’s healing hand will be manifested in his life!
Nicholas’ dad told us, “It has been raining a lot lately, but we were still able to come for the clinic.” Kenya is experiencing a lot of rain which is very rare in December and it is hindering many things from happening. For example, it would be very hard for Nicholas and his dad to travel if it was raining. We thank God for allowing the rains to stop, Nicholas and his dad to come to the clinic at CURE Kenya. Nicholas is here for a pin removal after which he will wear another cast and will have it removed the next time he comes to visit. Thank you for your continued prayers for Nicholas!
These two friends, Fabrigas and Nicholas, were lucky enough to end up in neighboring beds after their surgery and we wonder if they worked out a deal with the nurses so they could be closer to each other. Fabrigas didn’t have much to say about his experience in the OR, but Nicholas said it was ‘big.’ Regardless of how it all went, we’re glad it’s over for the both of them and that now they can hang out and heal! We’re hoping they’ll both go home over the weekend.
As Nicholas waited for his surgery yesterday, he actually sat up for a second, peeking over the sheet placed between him and his legs, curious about the happenings on the other side of the sheet. Because he’d been given spinal anesthesia, he wasn’t sleeping. He was awake asking questions and sharing his smile quite freely with us! Eventually Nicholas will need surgery on both legs, but for now the doctors just operated on his left leg which needed it the most. Pray for Nicholas as he heals!
Nicholas’ smiles come pretty easily now! He was spending time with his friend Fabrigas this morning as they both waited for their surgeries. We’re so grateful they have each other and we’re looking forward to hearing stories about what they thought of their OR experience. Was it overwhelming? Scary? Exciting? We’ll tell you more soon!
Nicholas is a shy boy but not all the time. He is mostly shy when you are new to him but once he is used to you, he becomes relaxed and it is easier to have a conversation with him. When we met him this morning, he was pretty shy but a few minutes and questions about what he wants to be after school later, he was able to give us a smile. Our new friend is in seventh grade and we challenged him to think about what he wants to be when he is done with school. Hopefully he’ll be able to tell us tomorrow!
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