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The detriment to having a hospital like CURE in a third world country, is that orthopedic surgery s not always seen as necessary when they don’t have food to put on the table or it is too expensive for them to make the trip from their home to the… Read more
The detriment to having a hospital like CURE in a third world country, is that orthopedic surgery s not always seen as necessary when they don’t have food to put on the table or it is too expensive for them to make the trip from their home to the hospital. People are more prone to accepting and living with unnecessary disabilities in Malawi and other third world nations because of the struggles they face just to scrounge up the basics. It’s refreshing to hear about families who are able put their children’s physical condition at the top of the priority list and are vigilant about getting them treatment, as Gloria Simbeye’s family is about her bowed legs.
Gloria has been coming to CURE clinics ever since she learned to walk and her parents noticed her legs were not as straight as they should be. Previously she was told she was too young to have surgery to correct the bowing as the doctors hoped the problem would correct itself, but she is three now, and there is no sign that her legs are straightening themselves so surgery it is!
Right now, this little girl experiences challenges when walking and is prone to falling when she runs. Her knees don’t bend properly so she struggles with movement overall. This won’t be the case for much longer though, soon she will arrive at CURE for her surgery date and will leave with straight legs, relief from her belabored movement, and two very happy parents.
Gloria's case is complete
We had the pleasure of meeting with Gloria again at our clinic in Salima. She is doing well and has healed perfectly. Hopefully, this is the end of her medical problems. Thanks for following her story and helping make a difference in her young life.
Gloria's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 08/28/2012 - We talked to Gloria yesterday, she is well and had her cast taken off two days ago! We have told her to go to the CURE clinic in her home district in August so we'll be there to get pictures!
Deepest apologies for the lack of updates on Gloria! Technical and operational issues resulted in a loss of information, but the good news is, she did get the surgery on her legs after the infection cleared up! Now we're just praying she'll come back in this week or next to get her casts off, since 6 weeks after surgery is usually the time that needs to happen. Prayers would be really appreciated, and thanks so much for hangin' in there while we try our best to track her down!
Gloria's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 07/17/2012
Gloria's treatment date has been changed to 05/30/2012 - So she came a little early and she's having surgery today!
Gloria is receiving treatment at CURE Malawi
Gloria has arrived at CURE Malawi - Change of plans at the last minute. She has some infected wounds near the surgery sight on one of her legs so we are going to wait until the begin of next week to operate.
Gloria's treatment date has been changed to 06/11/2012 - Gloria has been sent home temporarily, though we are not quite sure why. She didn't have surgery yet and is supposed to be admitted for such, in June.
Gloria's treatment date has been changed to 05/17/2012
Gloria's treatment date has been changed to 05/07/2012 - Gloria didn't come in to the hospital this week. Keep your fingers crossed and prayers flying that she comes in next week!
Congratulations! Gloria's funding goal is met!
We are hoping to see Gloria very soon!
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