Mwanzia

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  • Age12
  • Conditionburn contractures
  • Currently In Hospital
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Mwanzia's Story

“I was playing in the house when I got burned by hot water. I don’t remember everything because it happened so fast.” Mwanzia told us.

Mwanzia is a 12 year old girl who had an unlucky accident in her house six years ago. She was runn… Read more

“I was playing in the house when I got burned by hot water. I don’t remember everything because it happened so fast.” Mwanzia told us.

Mwanzia is a 12 year old girl who had an unlucky accident in her house six years ago. She was running into the house, trying to hide from her friends as they were playing hide and seek, when she ran into a pot of boiling water. It fell on her hands as she landed, causing serious burns.

Mwanzia lives with Esther, her grandmother, as her mother tries to make ends meet for them in the city. Esther was the first responder when Mwanzia had her accident. She rushed her granddaughter to nearest hospital for treatment. A few months later, Mwanzia's burns did indeed close up, but the melted skin healed in odd ways, making it hard for her to use her hands.

Mwanzia and Esther are now at CURE Kenya thanks to a lady in their hometown who is a CURE partner and helps us identify children who are needlessly living with treatable disabilities. Esther is hopeful that her granddaughter will attain some level of comfort after the surgery and that she’ll be able to use both her hands to their full potential!

Mwanzia’s procedure involves releasing her burn contractures to allow her to move her left hand a bit more and even use it to work, write, and play with her friends.
Please pray for Mwanzia and her grandma and pray for healing!

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Jun 19, 2020

Look at that smile! Mwanzia is out of pain and is feeling very good. Today we found her out of bed, having breakfast and she was in the happiest of moods. We asked her grandma if she knew when they would be going home and she told us that they didn’t know yet. It was good to see Mwanzia in such great spirits and we thank God for her smile. Mwanzia might need a wound check and bandage change before they can go home. Photo of Mwanzia

Jun 18, 2020

We caught up with a happy Mwanzia and her grandma in the ward as they had a small balloon game. Her pain has drastically dropped and today she was even able to get out of bed! Mwanzia is a strong girl and loves her grandma very much. Let's continue supporting Mwanzia and Esther during their recovery! Photo of Mwanzia

Jun 17, 2020

Children who go through burn contracture releases are usually required to have their hands elevated to keep swelling down and reduce pain. Problem is, it's kind of uncomfortable and they end up asking their guardians to help them put their hands down. For Mwanzia, she understands the need to have her hand elevated and will rather go through the discomfort than the pain of if it would swell. Her grandma is really encouraging her to stay strong and soon it will pay off! Please keep praying for Mwanzia’s recovery. Photo of Mwanzia

Jun 16, 2020

Today Mwanzia was in some pain after surgery but Naomi, a nurse at CURE Kenya, was ready and willing to assist her. Mwanzia got some pain killers and we are glad that she is feeling much better. We are praying for Mwanzia’s healing, that she will be able to rise above the pain and be healed. You can cheer her up through a get well message and we will be sure to deliver all your messages to her! Photo of Mwanzia

Jun 15, 2020

Mwanzia loves her grandma so much! She has technically grown up under her grandmother's care and they have such a sweet bond. Grandmother takes care of Mwanzia and Mwanzia helps grandmother remember things like their phone number! We are happy to meet these two and we pray for Mwanzia's surgery. Photo of Mwanzia

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