Miracle

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  • Age6
  • Conditionbowed legs
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Miracle's Story

“My legs were all fine, but later towards the end of last year, my legs started bending. I wish I had better legs again,” Miracle explained to us.

Miracle has come to CURE Malawi for help with his legs so that he can get back to his favo… Read more

“My legs were all fine, but later towards the end of last year, my legs started bending. I wish I had better legs again,” Miracle explained to us.

Miracle has come to CURE Malawi for help with his legs so that he can get back to his favorite game of football again. He is a smart and determined young lad. He understands English and he can read it too! Miracle has preserved through his pain to keep attending school and has not given up. He really misses being able to run and play football with his friends, but we’re excited to play a part in restoring that joy to him!

Miracle has been diagnosed with a bilateral knee deformity, causing the joints to grow at the wrong angle, which became evident last year. Up until now, Miracle has been healthy and active without any pain. Agnes, Miracle’s mother, tells us how proud she is of her son, Miracle. She says, “Miracle will soon have his healing because we have come to the place we were praying for.” Miracle has been in different hospitals for help but kept being referred to one place after another to get treated. He was seen at his local hospital by our doctors and then booked to undergo operation. Please join us in praying for Miracle’s healing so that he can accomplish all that he desires, especially out on the football field!

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Apr 24, 2017

Miracle came in for a checkup today and is doing well! We couldn't find the doctor who saw him, but he was still in casts when he headed home so it looks like he has a bit longer to heal before he can have them off! He says he can't wait to get "these itchy things" (casts) off and to be able to walk again, poor kid! He's been doing school at home part time and took the exams with the rest of his class and passed, so thumbs up for him! Please continue to be praying for him as he heals and does school at home! Photo of Miracle

Mar 07, 2017

Miracle's finally gone home! Yesterday his discharge note was written pretty late so they waited to leave until this morning so they could get a full day of traveling in! He'll be seen by our doctors June 1st in Lilongwe and then be booked for his next surgery here at CURE Malawi. Thanks for following Miracle's journey to healing! Photo of Miracle

Mar 06, 2017

Miracle was still here this morning, but he's been discharged and is probably going home later today! He's looking a bit pale today if you noticed. He had some sort of rash and the nurses put calamine lotion all over it, which helped a lot. Dr. James thinks it's some sort of virus that will go away with time, so Miracle's still good to head home! Photo of Miracle

Mar 02, 2017

Miracle is just chilling in bed today recovering from his operation! His right leg still hurts a bit so Dr. James said if he's feeling better later he can go home over the long weekend since we have Friday off, or if he's not feeling comfortable, they can wait and go Monday instead. We're gonna miss our smiley boy if we don't see him Monday, but we'll be glad he can go home! He'll be back for another surgery for his tibias either way, so stay tuned! Photo of Miracle

Mar 01, 2017

Miracle's operation yesterday went well and he's resting in bed today! He had to have multiple osteotomies (where the bone is cut) to straighten out his deformed knee joint. They cut a wedge in the bottom of his femur near the knee to straighten it out and then did another cut at the top of his tibia. He still has the knee slightly bent but it's a lot better than it was! Unfortunately, he will eventually need another operation because his tibias aren't straight and it would have been too much to do everything at once. Please be praying for him! Photo of Miracle

Feb 28, 2017

Miracle's waiting to go into his surgery and is posing like some kind of model on the hospital bed! He doesn't look nervous at all! Please be praying that his operation goes smoothly, he's going to have multiple osteotomies (cuts in the bone). We'll post more photos and details tomorrow! Photo of Miracle

Feb 27, 2017

Guess who is back in the hospital over a year later and is looking like a young man all of a sudden! It's Miracle! We're pretty sure Miracle ended up being seen at the local clinic CURE runs in his area which is why we haven't seen him since November 2015 when he had his last surgery! He's been readmitted now and will be having another operation most likely. His deformity looks very similar to traditional bow-leg so we treated it similarly, but since we saw him last, he's developed knee contractures which keep him from straightening his legs all the way, and they're still a bit bowed. Dr. Lubega suspects there's some sort of dysplasia (abnormal bone development) which is causing the deformity in either his tibias or knee joint, so they're going to check out his x-rays later today and then make a plan for what needs to be done next. Photo of Miracle

Nov 16, 2015

Miracle got discharged today, so he gets to go home for a while! He will be getting checkups at his local clinic but don't worry, it's not the last we'll see of him! He should be coming back here to our main hospital eventually to make sure that everything is healing and the joint is correcting itself. We're going to miss this cute fellow! Photo of Miracle

Nov 13, 2015

Miracle is doing well today! He's too cheery to have just had surgery yesterday! He and his mom are a bit discouraged though, because of the disability he had, results of his surgery won't show up for a long time. On average, the joint should correct 1% every month, and the joints are off by about 22%, so it could be over a year and a half before his legs are completely straight again, maybe even longer because his disability may cause his legs to grow slower than normal. Fortunately, he will be able to walk all during that time, but please be praying for him and his mom! Waiting is tough! Photo of Miracle

Nov 12, 2015

Miracle had his surgery today! The problem was in the joints at his knees, where the growth plates aren't growing at the correct angle. Our surgeons went in and put plates along the joints to slowly push them into the correct position as he grows. Unfortunately, it will take a long time for the process to work, and because we don't know how fast he's growing, it will be difficult to predict when his legs will be straight. Please be praying that it works quickly as he grows! Photo of Miracle

Nov 11, 2015

Miracle is going in for surgery tomorrow! His bones grow abnormally, so what the doctors are going to do is put plates in next to the bone to guide the growth. It will take about a half a year for his bones' natural growth to straighten with the plates, and he may need another corrective surgery after they've grown. Please be praying as he goes into surgery soon! Photo of Miracle

Nov 09, 2015

Meet Miracle! Miracle is a super bright kid! When we talked to him, he recited the entire alphabet in English and something that started with each letter! Thandy, our CUREkids Coordinator, asked him about his legs and if they had always been that way, and he said no. He doesn't know what happened, but he thinks maybe someone bent his legs, and he's looking forward to them being straight again! He has bilateral knee deformities and there may be an issue in his hip as well, so we're waiting to find out until the doctors check his x-ray. That will determine when and what surgeries he will be getting. Please be praying for him! Photo of Miracle

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