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“Walking in CURE corridors, I was really nervous and had no idea what the doctors will say. I have been in a few health centers for help, but have been turned down. It seem like no wanted to help my daughter. It was really hard for me as a mother… Read more
“Walking in CURE corridors, I was really nervous and had no idea what the doctors will say. I have been in a few health centers for help, but have been turned down. It seem like no wanted to help my daughter. It was really hard for me as a mother,” shared Maliana’s mother, Fungisai.
Maliana is the second born child of three children in her family and the only child who was born with a deformity. When her parents took her to the hospital, Fungisai told us that it was the same story - that they had to go home and come back after a month or so. “If I was told why my daughter Malaina was being told to wait it could have been better, I could have hope that Malaina will be treated. My hope was fading away and my patience was not building up,” explained Fungisai.
Maliana would ask her mother why does she have such fingers, melted together. It is a question that Fungisai had to answer, but it was not easy since she could not find an answer for her daughter Maliana.
“One day I took Malaina to the hospital because she had some fevers. There, I was told about CURE! I had never heard about CURE. I was not sure if I wanted to go, but I became so encouraged when I heard a few people recommending me to try our CURE,” said Fungisai.
In addition to what Fungisai told us, she shared a bit of her experience here at CURE. “I have a testimony on how CURE has treated us, with respect. You have given me hope that Maliana will definitely be well,” said Fungisai.
Fungisai has hoped that her daughter will be well by seeing and hearing the stories from other parents in hospital. Join us in praying for Maliana and her mother Fungisai as our doctors are planning to operate on her daughter to separate the fingers that are conjoined together since birth!
Maliana is so energetic and happy today! She is feeling good and is not complaining of any pain in her left hand. She even tried greeting a doctor from Uganda (Short term AO Fellow) using the same hand! We are so proud of her. Thank you for your continued prayers for Maliana!
Our girl Maliana is back! She came in for a wound inspection which was done yesterday in the operating theatre. Today we found Maliana enjoying her pack of Kamba (puffy round snacks) on her bed. The doctors are saying that her wound is healing. Thank you for your prayers for her!
Our lovely little lady Maliana was eating some kwacha today - silly Maliana, money isn't for eating! She held her hand out to me and I joked that I could buy my mandasi (fried donuts) now and the moms all thought that was really funny. Despite the fact they can't understand much English, they did understand mandasi. Maliana will be going home since she lives nearby and will be coming back for another wound inspection next week. Thank you for continuing to pray for Maliana while she heals!
We got another adorable smile out of our friend Maliana! She was enjoying watching some African music videos with her new friend Margaret this morning. Healing happens in the friendships that are developed here at CURE!
Today we found Maliana enjoying a drink in a bottle, guess what it is? Tea! And yes in a bottle! She is sitting on her mother's lap with two other guardians sharing the tea. Maliana is feeling well today, please keep on praying for her quick recovery!
Maliana's operation went well yesterday and now she's grinning away in the ward! Dr. Linda separated her fused fingers and then sewed on a piece of skin graft taken from her stomach. She'll have a wound inspection next week to see how the skin is healing on, please pray that it takes well!
Maliana is waiting to go in for her surgery today! She seems a bit apprehensive now that the day is finally here. Please be praying that she won't be afraid as she goes in for her operation, and for her mommy Fungisai as she waits!
Maliana is going to have surgery tomorrow to release her fingers! We're so excited for her and she seems pretty excited too. We're already falling in love with her adorable smile! Please pray for her as she has her operation tomorrow!
Meet our newest, cutest CUREkid, Maliana! Maliana has already won us over with her adorable little smile and the way she was reading a book about Malawi with her mommy Fungisai this morning! She has syndactyly, a problem where the fingers are fused together and she will have them separated later this week in surgery!
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