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Nisha's Story

“My daughter Nisha was healthy until one fateful day. On May 27th, 2017, she was with her friends walking to the market when a car hit her and broke her foot. We rushed her to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, and she was admitted for two and a h… Read more

“My daughter Nisha was healthy until one fateful day. On May 27th, 2017, she was with her friends walking to the market when a car hit her and broke her foot. We rushed her to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, and she was admitted for two and a half months,” Nisha’s mother Miriam said.

“We have been taking care of her wound at home. When we went for a check-up in October, the doctor told us that her wound was not fully healed and that some of her veins have been blocked. On top of that, the X-ray shows that some bones have turned, so they told us that they cannot treat that at Queens, so we were referred to CURE.”

Walking with crutches is not easy for Nisha, “When I walk long distances like from school to home my arms hurt because of the walking sticks, and when I try to leave them my leg hurts a lot. I really want to get healed once and for all because I miss running and walking freely, and this accident has caused me to repeat Grade 6. When I grow up I want to be a nurse. I want to treat kids.”

Not only is Nisha facing difficulties, but her mother also is struggling. “I have a three-year-old son, so taking care of Nisha and the baby is pretty tiresome on top of my household chores," Miriam said.

Nisha will have her first operation today to cut away the scabbed wound on her heel and cover it with a flap of skin from higher on her leg. After that heals on after a few months she will have a frame to move the bones back into position. Please be praying for her as she starts her long journey to healing here at CURE!

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Aug 29, 2018

Nisha came in for physical therapy today and she has been discharged! She may come back if she has any problems, but the physical therapy team says she is looking pretty perfect!

Storyteller Avanell told her it was the last time they will be seeing each other, since she will soon be heading back to the United States. We made sure to grab a picture of them together before she goes! Please keep Nisha in your prayers and the beautiful story God is continuing to write over her life! Photo of Nisha

Jul 23, 2018

Nisha's in for a checkup with the doctors! She says, "I'm feeling better. I'm putting a little weight on my foot now and my knee is okay. Please pray that I'll start walking properly. I haven't been going to school yet." From now on it looks as if she'll only come in to see the physiotherapists regularly, since the doctors have indicated they're all set and she only needs to come in if there's an issue! Please pray the physios will get her walking well! Photo of Nisha

Jul 11, 2018

Physiotherapy student Alinafe who is interning with us from the nearby College of Medicine was helping Nisha do her physio today! Alinafe says she's doing well and they're mainly focusing on the knee because of the femur fracture. She's bending more than last time but is still in pain when bending it, so we didn't manage to chat with Nisha personally! She'll be back July 27th. Photo of Nisha

Jun 22, 2018

Nisha was discharged yesterday but since she lives so close to the hospital she came in today for some physiotherapy! One of the physio students is just assessing right now to see how she's doing with her home exercises they taught her. She'll be back to see the doctors on July 23rd, but in the meantime, we may see her for physiotherapy appointments! Photo of Nisha

Jun 20, 2018

"They should continue praying for me that I should be healed. Before I went for surgery I wasn't in pain but now it hurts a bit," Nisha said after hearing her get-well messages this afternoon. We also discovered that Nisha's family is Muslim, so we asked her what they did for Eid, the break-of-fast celebration at the end of Ramadan which was celebrated last Friday. "Palibe. [Nothing]" she said. Miriam, her mom said, "We just eat what we always eat. We had financial problems so we couldn't celebrate this year. Ever since I started coming to the hospital with Nisha I cannot go to work so we need to depend on my husband's salary and don't have the extra from the odd jobs I do."

We asked how she felt since CURE is a Christian hospital. Miriam says, "It's the way the world is, if the hospital is a Christian hospital but everyone's allowed to come, that's good, it's not a reason for me not to come. To the people who are donating, I'm thankful for the help, if they didn't help, Nisha would be disabled forever."

Please continue praying for Nisha and Mirriam as Nisha has treatment here at CURE, and pray that as a Christian hospital we'll be able to show Jesus' love to Nisha and her family! Photo of Nisha

Jun 19, 2018

Nisha just came out of theater and is a bit blurry eyed but smiling! They removed the wire and she's doing well. We asked her mom about the driver since we meant to ask yesterday, and she says, 'We still don't know who it was. The police have the details but we don't know why they won't give them to us. We have a report, but still don't know who it is, and they aren't helping us." Please pray that justice will prevail for Nisha and her mother. Photo of Nisha

Jun 18, 2018

"I'm doing okay. I don't have any pain but the cast is very itchy!" Nisha said when she came in for a checkup with the doctors. "I'm not going to school right now and I won't be writing my exams so I'm worried because I'll have to repeat this grade. Please pray that I heal quickly so I can go back to school." Nisha's going to be readmitted for a few days just so they can take out the wire holding her bone from when it broke. Photo of Nisha

Apr 25, 2018

Nisha told us, "I'm feeling a lot better now!" since her surgery yesterday fixed up that fracture! The doctors made her leg straight and put a couple of wires in to hold it for good measure. She's been okayed to go home with the full length cast in the meantime since she lives locally. She'll be back July 16th. Photo of Nisha

Apr 23, 2018

Nisha is back! This poor girl can't win. She fell down a couple days ago and had a lot of pain in her leg, so she came back to CURE. Today, we discovered on the x-ray that she has a fracture just above her knee (nowhere near the issue with her foot). Dr. Lubega is puzzled, and says, "Often if the kids have their legs in casts and are non-weight bearing their bones can get weaker, but not enough to warrant a fracture, so we'll have to do some investigating." In the meantime, she'll be going into theater tomorrow to have the fracture manipulated straight and will then have a full length cast put on to hold it while it heals. Please be praying for Nisha! Photo of Nisha

Mar 28, 2018

Nisha was discharged yesterday after her frame was removed! We brought her some get-well messages from her supporters. She says, "I am so thankful, they should keep praying for me so that I will be healed completely. I am very happy to go home and to get to see my siblings and friends." We'll see her in clinic on April 23rd for a checkup! Photo of Nisha

Mar 26, 2018

Nisha's having her frame off today! So exciting - you can tell the difference in her grin from the first time she came into the hospital to now in her photo on our website. Today it's a lot more genuine! Please be praying her operation goes smoothly to have it off and that she won't need any more operations after this one! Photo of Nisha

Mar 23, 2018

Nisha was having an X-ray today to make sure she's all set for next week when she gets her frame off! Hopefully she will be good to go on Monday to theater, please pray for her! Photo of Nisha

Mar 20, 2018

Nisha's doing well, still hanging around the hospital! She will have her frame off hopefully next week if everything goes according to plan. In the meantime, she's been doing physiotherapy and playing with her friends, Kelvin and Yankho! Photo of Nisha

Mar 16, 2018

Nisha was a bit shy about showing off her drawing yesterday, but we managed to convince her to hold it up for you! She's doing well and has been put on a new program for her frame. It will take two weeks to complete the turns, but we're going to try speeding it up to twice a day turns to see if we can get it done in half the time. If it's causing too much pain we'll slow down again, but please be praying she'll be okay with the accelerated program! Photo of Nisha

Mar 13, 2018

Nisha's doing well! Her foot is a bit off so Dr. James is going to check her new X-ray and see if the program for her frame needs any adjustments. She has still been having a lot of fun playing bao with Kelvin every morning, but today we got a picture of her cuddling with baby Tadala, who's such a sweetie! Photo of Nisha

Mar 09, 2018

Nisha was reading a Bible pretty studiously this morning, although she stopped for a quick smile when we said her name! We brought her some of your get well messages this morning and she says, "Tell them 'zikomo' (thank you), I will be patient and continue being great!" Photo of Nisha

Mar 06, 2018

Nisha is practicing her walking! We asked Physio Patrick how she's doing and he says, "She's trying..." but it's obvious she needs more physio - please be praying it gets easier for her. Photo of Nisha

Mar 02, 2018

Nisha is already going around the ward having fun! This morning she was playing in the playroom, and after she played some bao, a mancala type game, with her mom. She has some pain from the frame, so please pray that dies down more over the weekend. Photo of Nisha

Mar 01, 2018

Nisha had her surgery yesterday and is recovering in the ward today! Dr. James and Dr. Robert put a frame on her foot which will gradually correct her stiff foot, moving it around and making it flat. Please be praying for her as it can be painful sometimes - we're hoping it won't be the case for her! Photo of Nisha

Feb 26, 2018

Nisha's back to have a frame to gradually turn her foot into the correct position! She has a little pain in her foot from a sensitive nerve near where her wound was so Dr. James is putting her on some special medication so it doesn't hurt when she gets the frame on. Please pray for her as she has surgery on Wednesday! Photo of Nisha

Jan 16, 2018

Nisha came in today for her wound dressing and Storyteller Volunteer Francine read some get-well messages to her! One memorable one is from another 12-year-old named Chloe who sent a photo of herself and wrote about her own personal experience with surgery. It's always great when kids from the States can relate to our kids here! This is Nisha's response to Chloe's message:

"Chloe, you are beautiful. Please continue praying for me. I hope I can meet you someday so I can play tennis with you. [We asked her "Can you play tennis?" And she says, "No, but I will learn."] How did you deal with the pain from surgery for six months? Please also pray for my mom, she is home sick with malaria." Photo of Nisha

Jan 12, 2018

We've marked Nisha as in the hospital since we see her every day as she comes in for wound dressings! She's doing well but obviously tired of coming in every day! Photo of Nisha

Jan 08, 2018

“Sometimes I dream I’m walking normally, with both legs and no pain, and when I wake up it hurts. I am seriously tired of coming here daily, I want to be healed already. By the end of this year I want to go to another class. I’m thankful for my friends Susan, Atupele, Owen and Thoko who always come home to see me so that I don’t feel isolated,” says Nisha.

“I have stopped working so that I can look after her. I used to work at Malawi Housing as a security officer, now we are depending on my husband’s salary; he works as a gardener, so Nisha’s condition has struck us down financially. I am finally going to get the police report on Wednesday, the report that I was supposed to get on 27th May 2017 when the accident happened. I am thanking God that finally I am going to find the one who hit her," Nisha's mother Miriam says.

Please continue to pray for Nisha, obviously it takes a long time for a wound like this to heal and she'll still need the frame, which will take even longer. Having to come to the hospital every day is obviously draining for her. Please also pray that Miriam will prevail in her search for justice for her daughter. Photo of Nisha

Dec 29, 2017

Nisha's doing well! We spotted her yesterday morning when we popped in to get some updates, waiting to have her dressings changed. Please continue to pray for her! Photo of Nisha

Dec 22, 2017

Nisha has started coming in about every day now for wound dressings. She's doing well the nurses said... at first we thought something was wrong because they were dressing her in one of the ward beds, but it's just because the dressing room was taking a while and they wanted to dress it quickly so she could go back home! Photo of Nisha

Dec 18, 2017

Nisha came in for a checkup and Volunteer Storyteller Francine talked with her a bit! “Since May 27th this year my life changed drastically, coping with this condition is hard. I miss playing with my friends, and I'm sick of the smell of medicine. I want to be treated once and for all. During Christmas, I always look forward to 25 December, because we can go to Shoprite with my friends and buy Kamba puffs, and on 31st December we light fireworks at midnight and dance the whole night til dawn, but this year I will miss all that because of my wound. Still, I am thankful to CURE for treating me, I will be coming here everyday for doctors to clean my wound til it's dry and healed and then they will operate on me again to straighten my feet," Nisha says.

Meanwhile Nisha’s mom Miriam is facing problems with the police in trying to identify the driver who hit her daughter. “The police has been playing games with me, they know who the driver is but since May they have not told me the name of the driver. When I go to ask for an update, they just keep on referring me to different police stations. I was going to just give up, but my relative who is a police officer has now taken charge of the case, so we're hoping that now justice will be saved," says Nisha’s mother.

Please pray for Nisha and her mother Mirriam! They both have a lot of difficulties in their life right now. Pray that the driver that ran over Nisha's foot will come to justice and that Nisha will be able to enjoy Christmas despite her injury! Photo of Nisha

Dec 08, 2017

Nisha came in for her wound inspection today and was in a lot of pain, so out of respect we didn't take her photo. Instead, here's a photo from the day she left when she was smiling. Her wound looks fine. It was just that the gauze had stuck a bit to the wounds, so it was painfully coming off. Please pray for her! We'll see her again next Friday. Photo of Nisha

Dec 05, 2017

A group called Sunday Ball came around today to hand out snacks at the ward, and some of them posed with Nisha. They're basketball players who all get together on Sunday to play. It was so nice having them visit to encourage the kids! Nisha's wound inspection went well yesterday and since she lives so close to the hospital, we're sending her home. She'll come back on Friday for another wound check. Photo of Nisha

Dec 04, 2017

Nisha is waiting to go into the operating room to have her wound checked out. Please be praying that the flap has taken well on her foot and looks healthy. Last Friday we spoke to Nisha about her faith. She is a very intelligent girl who comes from non-Christian background, but said she appreciates the prayers that the hospital offers, even though it's a bit different from their belief. "I love CURE hospital because its very clean and the staff are so caring and loving. I like the playroom, especially when we have time to do schoolwork!" Photo of Nisha

Dec 01, 2017

Nisha's looking pretty happy and rapidly recovering! She's still on bedrest but that doesn't seem to be stopping her from having a good time - she was laughing while Rahim told an animated story in the next bed over this morning. And look at how well she did on her English practice from a few days ago! 100%! The other side of the paper was Chichewa, which she did excellent in! She'll have a wound inspection on Monday in theater but Dr. James peeked at the graft today and says it looks nice and healthy! Photo of Nisha

Nov 29, 2017

Nisha had her operation yesterday, and she's already back at the ward smiling big for us! Dr. Lubega took a flap from her calf and brought it down to cover her heel. The operation went well, but she's gonna be stuck on bedrest for the next week or so while we wait for it to take. She can't put any weight on it, even to rest her leg on her heel in bed. Please be praying for her as it sounds rather boring! Photo of Nisha

Nov 27, 2017

Meet Nisha! She's a sweet girl who's already enjoying some time in the playroom. She'll be having an operation later today for her foot. She has a contracture on her heel from a car accident which is causing her a lot of pain. Dr. Lubega will cut out the scab on the back of her heel which is pulling everything and take a thick flap of skin from higher on her leg and use it to cover the area. After that heals on, she'll need to come back for a frame to slowly bring the bones into a normal position - please pray for her as she'll be spending a lot of time at the hospital! Photo of Nisha

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