Samantan

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  • Age8
  • Conditiona limb deformity
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Samantan's Story

"I screamed so loudly after seeing my daughter's hand." Jecinta, Samantan's mom, tells us.

Samantan is the fifth child of six who was born with three of the fingers on her right hand joined. This condition is known as 'syndactyly' pronounced… Read more

"I screamed so loudly after seeing my daughter's hand." Jecinta, Samantan's mom, tells us.

Samantan is the fifth child of six who was born with three of the fingers on her right hand joined. This condition is known as 'syndactyly' pronounced as sin-dak-tuh-lee and has been found to run in families. However, this was a new phenomenon to Samantan's mom, whose first reaction was a sharp scream at the sight of her baby's hand.

The doctors encouraged Jacinta that the condition was correctable with surgery. Samantan's mother tried to get medical assistance, but because they lived in a remote area, she couldn't get the surgery her daughter needed. After many hospital visits, they landed in one of our partner hospitals, and they contacted us about Samantan's case. During a CURE Kenya mobile clinic in their area, Samantan was evaluated by CURE doctors and booked for surgery.

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Apr 23, 2021

Samantan has been able to wear her strap properly by adjusting the strap on the sling so that her hand is slightly lower than her elbow. This has helped reduce swelling. She ensured that her elbow is back in the pocket of the sling as far as possible. Moreover, she smoothened the sling, so there were no wrinkles along her arm that may cause sore spots. As she was preparing to go home, our chaplain presented Samantan with a CURE care pack. We thank you for keeping her encouraged during her time at CURE! Photo of Samantan

Apr 22, 2021

Wearing a sling prevents a patient from moving their arm too much as they heal after an injury. Having rested for a day, the doctors requested an arm sling for Samantan to enable healthy blood flow to her hand. Her mom has been advised to ensure that Samantan wears the arm sling properly. We can't wait to see Samantan smiling again. Please keep her healing progress in your prayers. Photo of Samantan

Apr 21, 2021

Samantan is recovering in the ward. Her hand was placed in a cast and will remain in a cast for about 3 weeks to keep her hand immobilized for healing. Her mother was advised on the need for the cast to be covered when she gives Samantan a bath to keep it dry. We caught up with Samantan as she was just waking up post-surgery. For the next few days, the nurses will be monitoring her. Please keep Samantan in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Samantan

Apr 20, 2021

In the operating room, the doctors concluded that Samantan's syndactyly did warrant a surgical release to increase the functionality of the fingers. Instead, they performed skin grafting. This will allow for normal growth and prevent further deformity. Please join us in thanking God for Samantan's successful surgery. Photo of Samantan

Apr 19, 2021

Samantan is the top student in her class. She's currently in 7th grade and would really love her right hand to be fixed so that she can have some more confidence in herself. Being the fifth child of six, her mother is pleased that she does excellent in school and is an obedient girl. We kindly ask you to join us in supporting Samantan as she starts her transformation journey. Photo of Samantan

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