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Meshack is a ten-year-old boy who was born last in a family of five kids. This bright young man is in class 3 (Grade 3) and wants to be a doctor when he grows up. Meshack is a victim of ridicule from his peers because of his disability. “They cal… Read more
Meshack is a ten-year-old boy who was born last in a family of five kids. This bright young man is in class 3 (Grade 3) and wants to be a doctor when he grows up. Meshack is a victim of ridicule from his peers because of his disability. “They call him names including ‘disabled’ which really hurts him!” Phanice, Meshack’s sister told us. Phanice told us about a time when Meshack refused to go to school because the other children calling him ‘The disabled one’.
Meshack wasn’t born with a disability. One day, as he was playing with other children at home, he was hit in the left leg. He got a wound that was treated at home using home remedies. After he was healed, his mom thought that was it. As Meshack continued to grow, his left leg started curving around the ankle. Meshack, who was five at the time, wasn’t taken to the hospital for any form of treatment, and he continued to grow older with this condition. During a mobile clinic in his home town, Meshack was seen by CURE doctors who told his mother that he would need surgery to make his leg straight.
Meshack came to CURE Kenya with both his sister and mother, but his mother had to travel back home to take care of the other children. Phanice is Meshack's sister and a teacher. She is here with Meshack at CURE Kenya, and she enjoys helping her little brother out with his homework. We hope that this is the beginning of a new story for Meshack, one where he won’t need to worry about what other people say. Please thank God with us for this opportunity to change Meshack’s story.
Meshack now has a complete cast. He slept well and looks forward to going home tomorrow. “There’s just a bit of work that needs to be done on the cast to allow his toes to be visible, then I think we’ll be allowed to go home,” Phanice told us. We thank God Meshack’s healing progress.
‘Doctor’ Meshack met a friend who lives very close to where he lives back home. They bonded over stories from home and even played games on a small phone. Meshack is expected to go to the operating room tomorrow for a cast change.
Meshack’s recovery is coming along well! Today, he was up and chatting with his big sister. We asked him if he had spoken on the phone with his mom to update her on his progress, “Yes, she asked me if I am healed, but I told her no, not yet!” Meshack told us. Today, let's pray for Meshack and his big sister, Phanice, who has stepped up to care for her brother when he needed her most!
Meshack’s surgery was a success. The aim is to make his foot straight so he can walk normal and even wear shoes. We are grateful to God for blessing the surgeon’s with the knowledge and expertise to be able to do this for Meshack. Please pray for our friend who is now in recovery.
Meshack has a dream to become a doctor so he can help people feel better. His sister is really helping him with his studies and we pray that he will make it one day! Please pray for the surgery Meshack is about to receive.
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