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Meet this cute little boy named Benson! He is one year and six months old and is full of character. When Benson was little, about nine months old, he was in the house with another child who was at the time 4 years old. There was an open fire left u… Read more
Meet this cute little boy named Benson! He is one year and six months old and is full of character. When Benson was little, about nine months old, he was in the house with another child who was at the time 4 years old. There was an open fire left unattended briefly after someone was done boiling something. It is likely that Benson saw the red burning charcoal as something very interesting and decided to touch it. His right hand was severely burned as a result.
“I came back to the house because I heard my son crying and when I saw what had happened, I started screaming!” Miriam, Benson’s mum told us. Immediately, Benson was rushed to a hospital near home where they begun first aid treatment. A friend of Benson’s mum accompanied them to the hospital and this was a blessing because Miriam couldn’t get herself to watch as her son was being treated. The friend held Benson down as he was having his burn wounds treated, an extremely painful experience.
A few months later Benson’s wounds were healed, but he came out of this storm with a serious burn contracture. He lost two fingers and he couldn’t open up his hand to use it. One day, Miriam heard that there would be a mobile clinic near their home and that the doctors visiting would be seeing among other things, children with burn contractures. She planned to visit and see if there was anything that could be done for her son. She was told that the contracture could be released through surgery. They are now both at CURE Kenya and Benson’s mum would like at least some functionality restored to her son’s hand. Please join us in praying for Benson's healing!
We took Benson out to bask and enjoy the sun today for a change of view. He really enjoyed seeing trees and birds. We also showed him some of his photos on the camera and he loved scrolling back and forth. Benson will need a wound check and dressing change which will be done on Monday.
It was so good to see Benson resting this morning. He had his surgery yesterday and his transformation journey started well. The mum appreciates what the nurses did at night to help her son be comfortable and not feel a lot of pain. We thank God for a new day and we pray for healing for Benson.
Benson had to leave his sweet Mom to get in the operating room today. The surgery involves releasing the contractures so that he can stretch and use his hand like other children. That's his mom's prayer for her lovely son. Continue praying for a successful surgery and healing as well.
Benson’s first friend is his mum, Miriam. If she has to leave to go somewhere, she either has to wait for him to sleep or goes with him. For example, today Benson’s mum needed to go to the shop to buy diapers. Since she can’t leave the hospital gate with him, she had to wait until he fell asleep so she could rush and come back before he woke up and started crying. Miriam loves her son so much. We were able to get a picture of Benson enjoying a small bottle of tea in the company of his sweet mum!
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