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Hello friends! Meet Teresia, a very bubbly lady who was born with a congenital condition called cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a child's ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Cerebral means having t… Read more
Hello friends! Meet Teresia, a very bubbly lady who was born with a congenital condition called cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a child's ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles.
When Teresia was 1 and had started crawling and just almost walking, the mum noticed that her daughter couldn’t walk properly. Margaret, Teresia’s mum says she noticed that her baby was weak and couldn’t stand on her own. Margaret took her to hospital where she was given a physiotherapy program to help Teresia use her limbs.
Margaret became frustrated because she could not see any changes. She felt like she was using up too much time and money yet there were no visible results. So they decided to stop doing physiotherapy and stay home. Teresia was able to join a special school a few years later where she learned how to do crafts, make handbags, mats and bracelets using beads. This was an attempt to equip her with skills that she could use to make money and put food on the table when she grows up.
While at the school, Margaret learned about CURE Kenya through the sister running the school and she decided to bring her daughter with the hope that she can be treated and her situation changes. Teresia and her mum are now at CURE Kenya. Please pray for the procedure that will be done to be successful.
Friends, please pray for Teresia who is still feeling some pain from the surgery. Last night, her casts had to be split to relieve her from pain caused by pressure on her legs. This morning, she was asleep and her mother told us that it is better for Teresia to rest so she doesn’t feel most of the pain. Teresia was also given pain medication by one of the nurses on duty.
Teresia lives in a children’s home where other children living with disability are taken cared of. The home watched over by a Catholic sister who visited today accompanied by some friends. Teresia, although in pain from her recent procedure, was very excited to meet the sister as they had a little chat and also got to use the phone that was handed to her. We hope and pray for her quick healing.
Margaret had mixed feelings as she took her daughter to the waiting area outside the OR. She was worried about the procedure but also excited about what it will do for Teresia. We are happy that Teresia had surgery and her legs already look straight even if she has casts on to wear for six weeks. Please thank God with us for this.
We asked Margaret how they slept last night and she said they had a good night. Today, Teresia was feeling a bit cold as she waited for her surgery, so her mom helped her and covered her with a blanket. We hope and pray that the surgery will help change Teresia’s story.
“My greatest desire is that she walks on her feet eventually so she can move independently without needing much assistance,” Margaret told us. Margaret doesn’t go to work because she can’t leave her daughter at home on her own. She stays with her and helps her when she needs to. We thank God for bringing them to CURE and we pray that they experience something good as they stay with us starting this week!
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