Clement

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  • Age9
  • Conditiona bone condition
  • Next Appointment 02/23/2018
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Clement's Story

“We started coming here when Clement was three years old. My son was born deformed so we have been coming here for physiotherapy till now. It is thanks to CURE that he is able to stand,” says Clement’s stepmother Lonely.

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“We started coming here when Clement was three years old. My son was born deformed so we have been coming here for physiotherapy till now. It is thanks to CURE that he is able to stand,” says Clement’s stepmother Lonely.

Clement is a 9-year-old boy with a condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, more commonly known as brittle bone disease. His bones are very fragile so they break and bend easily because of hairline fractures. He has been coming here to CURE for physiotherapy and is now being admitted for surgery for his bones. A common procedure for kids with brittle bone disease is rush rodding, where the curved bones are cut straight and fixed with a metal rod put through the center.

Clement was given a wheelchair here at CURE that helped him to and from school while he was younger. “I really don’t have problems with carrying him because he has a wheelchair, is easy to move him around and because of the training, he is able to stand.”

Unlike many patients who receive insults because of their deformity, Clement is fortunately from a more urban area where people are more understanding. “Many people encourage us in praying for him, and he doesn’t feel lonely since his friends always come home to chat with him and sometimes they even take him to and from school.”

Despite being deformed, his parents want him to be well educated. “I want my son to be educated because disability is not an insurmountable obstacle, so I always encourage him to go to school. He is intelligent too, and he is ambitious. He says when he grows up he want to be a prophet so that he can be praying for people,” Lonely continues.

Please join us in praying for Clement and his stepmother Lonely as there are also some family difficulties which might make it difficult to get his release for surgery signed. Pray for understanding amongst his family and that he’ll be able to get the care he needs!

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Clement is back! We've been seeing him two times a week now and Shadreck says his range of motion is getting a lot better! He's also gotten more confident in moving which is always a plus. Photo of Clement

Feb 12, 2018

Clement lives locally so he'll be coming in for physiotherapy twice a week! Our physical therapist, Shadreck, is a bit disappointed with Clement's progress. He says that the bending exercises aren't going as well as he had hoped. Clement's range of motion is not getting better, it's getting worse. Clement is going to have to come in on Friday as well in order to make sure that he's getting the exercises done and he improves! Please be praying that he and his mom are diligent! Photo of Clement

Jan 29, 2018

Clement has been discharged! Unfortunately, he has a really severe type of brittle bone disease – some are worse than others – so Dr. James is skeptical that we will be able to get him walking, so the most we can hope for for now is painlessness and easy transfers from bed to wheelchair. Please be praying for Clement, that he will be able to build up strength.

"We are finally discharged! I am so happy that we are going home and it has been a home being here at CURE. I am looking forward to see my son playing," Clement's mother Lonely says. Because he lives locally, Clement will be coming here for physiotherapy every Wednesday. Photo of Clement

Jan 25, 2018

Clement seems to be more or less recovered from his operation - he was thoroughly enjoying a donut today during teatime at the kitchen and had a big smile on his face! Photo of Clement

Jan 24, 2018

Clement is doing well post-operation today! Yesterday Dr. James and Dr. Robert cut all four of his bones - tibias and femurs - to make them straight, then put rush-rods through to keep them stable so hopefully they won't bend or fracture again. Please be praying for him while he heals! Photo of Clement

Jan 22, 2018

Meet Clement and his stepmom Lonely! Clement has brittle bone disease and is with us at CURE to receive rushrods in his femurs and tibias to keep them from bending due to his bone condition. Please be praying for him as he has surgery later this week! Photo of Clement

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