Tamara

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  • Age8
  • Conditionclubfoot
  • Next Appointment 10/05/2020
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Tamara's Story

"I used to feel very bad when people had long stares at Tamara. Maybe that's why she became so shy." Susan tells us.

Tamara is a very shy girl. Took us a while before she warmed up to us. The trick was, be friends with her mum's first! Tama… Read more

"I used to feel very bad when people had long stares at Tamara. Maybe that's why she became so shy." Susan tells us.

Tamara is a very shy girl. Took us a while before she warmed up to us. The trick was, be friends with her mum's first! Tamara was born with a severe clubfoot on her left foot. Susan (Tamara's mother) tells us that she thought Tamara's condition was as a result of the 10 year gap difference between Tamara and her elder sister as well as well as her inconsistent visits to the clinic during her pregnancy.

For the next 2 years, Tamara was put on a cast procedure and a shoe-brace to help align the left foot at that early stage. Unfortunately, Tamara's family moved to a different town and eventually she outgrew the shoe-brace and then the foot curved inside shortly after. Susan was distraught and would continue thereafter to look for specialized treatment in the new town they were living in. However, that did not stop Tamara from starting school. She's grown quite shy and has been keeping to herself most of the time because of the jeers and stares.

After learning of CURE Kenya on a local vernacularTV station, they made a point to attend to a clinic that was being held in the area and now they are in CURE for a procedure that will straighten her left ankle to enable her to walk and play without being shy.

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Aug 06, 2020

Early this morning, Tamara started her physical therapy session with the help of her mother, Susan. It was uncomfortable at first since she had been laying on her bed for long hours after her surgery, but eventually she made a few steps around their section in the ward. The get well messages you've been sending their way will really help raise her spirits as she continues with her recovery! Photo of Tamara

Aug 05, 2020

Tamara's surgery was successful! The first procedure was performed on her ankle to release the tension that was pulling her foot into the curved position. The second procedure released some scar tissue that had been binding one of her tendons to surrounding structures. This will further allow for improved motion of the tendon and hence a more correct foot posture. Tamara was a bit tired today and has just been resting in the ward. We thank the Lord for a successful surgery! Photo of Tamara

Aug 04, 2020

Today is Tamara's surgery day! She's scheduled to go to the OR a little later in the day, but instead of just waiting around in her bed, Tamara convinced her mom to go out to the playground with her for a little bit! We welcome you to join us in praying for Tamara to have a successful corrective left clubfoot surgery. Photo of Tamara

Aug 03, 2020

Tamara is a shy girl but will warm up to you if she sees you with her mother Susan. Today, she told us that she's torn between studying to become a doctor or a teacher. Either way she says helping people is her main goal. Kindly join us in supporting Tamara and her mother during their time at CURE! Photo of Tamara

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