Sharleen

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  • Conditiona limb deformity
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Sharleen's Story

“It looked like my daughter had a hoof.”

Sharleen was born one of the cold months this side of the Sub-Sahara to a loving family and a good hospital. However, there was a problem with her left hand. At birth, the doctors noticed her lef… Read more

“It looked like my daughter had a hoof.”

Sharleen was born one of the cold months this side of the Sub-Sahara to a loving family and a good hospital. However, there was a problem with her left hand. At birth, the doctors noticed her left hand had a clenched fist but she wasn’t clenching it!

Phanice, Sharleen’s mum was later told that her daughter had Syndactyly- a fairly common congenital defect that often runs in families, affecting about 1 out of every 2,500 babies.

“I was later told by my in-laws that this condition has happened before in my husband’s family.” Phanice shared with us. This prompted her to seek assistance and her first stop was at a local disability help group. Here, CURE was among the organizations offering such services and she was lucky to have gotten wind of the work CURE does!

With assistance from the local church in the area where Phanice and her daughter fellowship, Sharleen and other kids were mobilized and brought to CURE for specialized treatment!

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Jan 29, 2021

Sharlene had her dressing change and wound check, and the doctor decided that it was safe for her to be discharged to go home. Sharlene was so excited that she is going home, but also sad because she couldn’t hang out with her new friend Benson anymore. We will see her in a few weeks when she comes back for a review. Photo of Sharleen

Jan 28, 2021

Sharleen enjoyed her breakfast this morning and the sugar rush that came with it. She is doing well and might have her wound checked and dressing changed tomorrow. Photo of Sharleen

Jan 27, 2021

Sharleen loves constantly being on the move. The only time she isn’t on the move is probably when she is asleep. We are happy about how well her recovery is going. Photo of Sharleen

Jan 22, 2021

Sharleen was very jovial today. We found her playing with her friend in the ward, and she asked us for a balloon to play with. She is healing well, and we thank God for this. Photo of Sharleen

Jan 21, 2021

Sunshine is sometimes hard to come by, especially with the weather around the hospital's location. At the sight of some rays, Sharleen and her mom Phanice went to the ward's front yard to enjoy some sunshine. She was given an arm sling to help support her arm when she moves around since the cast is usually quite bulky. We thank you for keeping Sharleen and Phanice in your thoughts and prayers as she continues with her healing journey. Photo of Sharleen

Jan 20, 2021

Sharleen was in and out of the operating room in just under an hour! Her procedure wasn't that complex, and she was already feeling jovial a few minutes while in the PACU (post-anesthesia care unit). She was about to go out for some sunshine after sipping some breakfast with Phanice, her mom. Her appetite is slowly coming back, and she was advised by our nurses to go out and get the blood to flow better while walking instead of staying in bed. We thank God for the successful separation of Sharleen's joined fingers. Let's continue to pray for a quick recovery for Sharleen's hand. Photo of Sharleen

Jan 19, 2021

The doctor in-charge of Sharleen's case requested our radiographer for an x-ray of Sharleen's hand. This created a better view of Sharleen's internal bones and enabled them to know where to make the correct surgical incision on her hand. We are praying for a successful procedure that will help Sharleen to use both her hands to their full extent. Photo of Sharleen

Jan 18, 2021

Sharleen is a playful girl buuuut only if someone familiar is around her. We noticed she avoids using her left hand as that's where her conjoined fingers are. That's all going to end real soon as the doctors work to give Sharleen's left hand some functionality! We kindly ask you to join us in praying and supporting Sharleen on her healing journey as it starts here at CURE Kenya! Photo of Sharleen

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