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Meet Igovas! Unique name right? We thought as much. Igovas is a 12 year old boy who is Alex’s first born child out of three. When Igovas was born, the nurses who helped deliver him noticed a problem with his foot. His left leg didn’t look okay.… Read more
Meet Igovas! Unique name right? We thought as much. Igovas is a 12 year old boy who is Alex’s first born child out of three. When Igovas was born, the nurses who helped deliver him noticed a problem with his foot. His left leg didn’t look okay. It pointed down in a tip-toe position and it wouldn't straighten. There wasn’t much that could be done at the time. As he continued to grow, his problem became worse. When Igovas got to a point of walking, he couldn’t entirely step on the ground with his left foot. Igovas now walks on the toes of his left foot while his right foot is okay.
Alex started searching for treatment for his son as soon as he could. Igovas was however only accepted to physical therapy programs and even after months, there was no improvement.
It is very uncomfortable for Igovas to stand and walk for long distances. He needs surgery to release and lengthen the tendons in his foot to make sure he can put both feet on the ground. His dad is happy because coming to CURE Kenya according to him presents a huge opportunity that will change his son’s life for good. “I hope that he will be healed and that he can lead a normal life just like his siblings and friends.”
Please pray for Igovas’ transformation!
Igovas’ teacher was very grateful this morning for the love both he and Igovas received at CURE Kenya this week. They were getting ready to leave for home after the doctors discharged them and they couldn’t hide their joy. Igovas in particular was happy because he knew he would get to see his siblings and some of his friends. We will meet these two gentlemen in six weeks when Igovas comes for a cast removal and doctor’s review!
John is Igovas' teacher, but he cares about him so much that he's here helping Igovas get his treatment! Today John was helping Igovas with breakfast earlier today. Igovas woke up today with a good appetite and will be eating well so that he can get his strength back. Kindly join us in prayer as we thank God for the positive recovery so far!
Igovas has had his surgery to allow his foot to rest normally! He has a bit of discomfort which is normal post-surgery. Our nurse Catherine was an angel and came to help give Igovas some pain meds to help him calm down. We thank God for the successful surgery and the journey to his recovery has just started!
One of the toughest times for the kids we serve is when they are asked not to eat anything before they go in for surgery. It's especially rough for the ones who have their surgeries in the afternoon and not the morning. For Igovas however, this is not a problem at all. He still has his smile on and according to him, its all good in the hood. Igovas still has a little to wait before his surgery, but we are praying for him through it all.
Igovas is a cheerful young man. We hung out with him a little this morning and there was more smiling and laughing than actual talking which we were ok with! We thank God that he's here at CURE Kenya and we are praying for a successful surgery!
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