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Living in a rural setting, it is common for young ones to stay with their grandparents. When Victor was just a year old, he was with his grandma in the kitchen. Hot water was boiling on the pot next to them. Victor crawled unseen and pulled the pot… Read more
Living in a rural setting, it is common for young ones to stay with their grandparents. When Victor was just a year old, he was with his grandma in the kitchen. Hot water was boiling on the pot next to them. Victor crawled unseen and pulled the pot towards his side to check what was inside. Within seconds, Victor's eerie cry filled the hut! His grandma turned suddenly to find Victor's clothes wet around the arm.
Victor was rushed to the hospital and spent four years in four different hospitals with no successful treatment. A burn contracture release surgery was finally done in the fifth hospital. However, the contracture at the elbow was not released. During the physiotherapy sessions at the same hospital, the condition worsened. Ruth, Victor's mum resorted to go home since the funds for plastic surgery were high at that hospital. Victor was felt hopeless and even asked his grandmother if she would allow him to cut off his hand!
During one of their local church services, an announcement was made about an upcoming CURE clinic in partnership with the government in their neighborhood. A WhatsApp message was sent to everyone who wanted to attend, and a week later, Ruth took Victor to the clinic. Now, they are at CURE Kenya!
Victor was resting in the ward after his dressing change and was playing 'Temple Run.' His right hand would get tired, and he would put the phone down for a while. He has to wait a little longer for the left hand to heal so that he can start occupational therapy.
With burn procedures, it is normal to have band changes on a daily basis. This is done to ensure the skin grafting is taking place as it should. Victor was lying in the dressing room as our nurse prepared for a dressing change. Please join us in praying for Victor's healing and seamless transformation.
This was the second procedure for Victor, but the first one at a CURE hospital! Dr. Theuri, Medical Director, assisted by Dr. Federico, who performed the skin grafting, handled Victor's contracture release procedure. For his case, the healing process will be fast since skin grafts typically heal in about two weeks. Dr. Theuri was stitching up the skin graft on Victor's arm as they concluded the procedure in under forty minutes! We thank you for your prayers.
Victor has a unique skill - he can write with both hands! However, his left hand gets tired more than the right one. Despite the challenge, Victor is determined to continue with school. The burn release procedure will enable him to do that well. Let's join in prayer and support for young Victor as he receives specialized surgical care at CURE Kenya!
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