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"I wasn't happy and I never thought that I would get better," this was Chisomo's immediate thoughts when he one day found himself with a disability. Chisomo was born a healthy baby in every aspect of the word, but while playing with an older friend… Read more
"I wasn't happy and I never thought that I would get better," this was Chisomo's immediate thoughts when he one day found himself with a disability. Chisomo was born a healthy baby in every aspect of the word, but while playing with an older friend when he was just five years old, he got stepped on and was injured on his left leg. He was not taken to the hospital immediately and the following morning, his leg was swollen. His mother, Gilide, tells us a bit more about the first days. "We spent that night and the day it happened thinking it was nothing major. The next morning his leg was swollen and I took him to the hospital. For a full year I had been going back to the hospital as they directed me for appointments but nothing was changing until they told us they could not help us and to try CURE Malawi."
Chisomo has been visiting hospitals since he was five hoping to get his leg corrected. He has been to CURE Malawi but the problem is still existent. This time around the doctors want to try something different. His mother tells us that everyone in the community and family are not particularly mean to him apart from his fellow students at school. "The only time he's down is when he's coming back from school, where he can't play football like his friends do and they say stuff like, "you have a deformity so you can't play well."" He wants to learn how to ride a bicycle and play football more than anything but he currently can't because of his left leg.
"When I first heard about CURE Malawi I was suspicious and did not trust what I heard about it. This all changed the day I eventually came to this hospital and saw the hope there was for my son," his mother goes on to tell us how Chisomo is such a good boy all while he started a sumo wrestling match between a phone and folded piece of paper. "He does not isolate himself from people, he helps around the house with what he can, plays with his friends and tries to act normal despite his disability. To me, this shows that he has a bright future and that has just happened along the way." Chisomo tells us he wants to be a pastor and he gets his inspiration whenever he sees someone preach publicly.
"Despite prayers for his healing, I want prayers to secure his future. He is a good boy with a great future and sometimes, evil spirits come and try to snatch that away through different means. I don't want that to happen to him, I want that future secured for him," his mother tells us with concern in her voice. So please join us in praying for Chisomo as he continues on with his journey and for the good plans that God has for him!
Chisomo is back again! The doctors says he'll need to stay in hospital for a bit so that they can observe him and move to the next stage of correction. The unfortunate truth is there's going to be some discomfort coming our little man's way so please be in prayer for him.
Chisomo is going home! Before he leaves, he has been told to do pin-site care with his mom and will then go to physio one last time. He's not a big fan of either, but he's really happy to be going home. Even though he'll still be continuing both pin-site care and physio at home, something about home always makes your heart a little happier while in the process of healing. We are very excited for Chisomo and can't wait to see him again in June!
Chisomo is still continuing his frame turns and physio exercises with a smile! He loves talking to his hospital friends in the beds around him and is patiently waiting for his discharge. Please keep Chisomo in your prayers as he continues to heal with us at CURE Malawi!
Chisomo is in the sharing spirit today! We were telling him about all the people who view and follow his profile and pray for him and asked him how he feels about it. He gave us one of his smiles and said, "I wish I could share with them my snack right now, it's tasty and that is nice of them to pray for me!" Thank you for keeping Chisomo in your prayers!
Chisomo opened up a bit more today! He told us more about his life at home and it all started with a dream he had. "I had a dream several nights ago that I was at home with my sibling, Linga." He then told us of how the other boys in his neighborhood tell him not to play with them but that there is Kelvin, his one and only friend in the neighborhood, "Kelvin comes home to see me, he stays only one house away so he comes often. We play nicely with each other, he doesn't crack bad jokes or tease me at all." We met again as he was having his physiotherapy session, he is a tough young man, but still struggling to move about in the crutches. He was making a lot of effort not to show his struggle. Pray for him that he continues to be a blessing to his mother and that he continues to heal and has a chance to have a normal life!
Chisomo was sitting on his bed swinging a toy in the air when we payed him a visit today. Chisomo has been in the hospital for a while now and is missing his sibling Linga, who is just two years old. Linga and the rest of the family came to see him over Easter, he is looking forward to going back home and being with them. Pray for Chisomo, that he stays brave and is a blessing to his mother and those around him as he waits for his next procedure!
Today Chisomo goes into surgery, the fourth procedure in his journey to healing. He was scared and feeling alone when he was going into the operating theatre and the moment he let go of his mom and waved bye, he was in tears again and asking for a stuffed toy to accompany him into the surgery. The surgeons allowed him to enter and was comforted by it until he fell asleep. He was assured that he would find it by his side as he left the operating theatre. As his physical healing continues, we ask you to join us in praying that his operation goes smoothly and that the healing process is good enough to take him to the next step in his journey!
Meet Chisomo! Chisomo has been at CURE Malawi three times already as his treatment plan is really long. Coming in for his fourth procedure, his mother tells us how much hope she has for her son's healing. Chisomo is a quiet boy who just can't wait to ride bicycles and play some soccer with friends when he gets all better. Join us in his journey as we pray him toward full recovery so that we can reach his goals in life!
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