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  • Age10
  • Conditiona bone condition
  • Next Appointment 02/04/2019

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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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Jul 13, 2018

Clement came in for some physiotherapy today! Lonely says, "Clement is doing well, I've found a part-time teacher to come to our home and teach him, but in September he'll start going to school. Please pray that he'll be able to walk on his own without crutches." Photo of Clement

Jun 18, 2018

Clement's here for his weekly physio appointment! "I'm doing much better because I'm able to stand now. I like playing with toy cars at home," says Clement. His mom was also asking if there's any more messages for Clement, since she enjoys hearing from you all! Photo of Clement

Jun 08, 2018

"I like physiotherapy, it's not painful and I like it because it will help me walk better," says Clement when he came in today. Physiotherapy student Alinafe, who's been here for a month from the nearby College of Medicine was spotting him while he used the walker to practice getting around the room. We're so grateful for all our students who come through to help out and learn more! Photo of Clement

Jun 01, 2018

We brought Clement some of your get-well messages when he came in for physiotherapy today! Clement says he is thankful for your messages. We asked what they would tell other parents of children who need surgery and Lonely said, "They should not be afraid because after the operation they're better. It's the same as myself. I was afraid before Clement had surgery but now that he's been operated, he's okay and if he had not been operated he would not be as well as this. I see a great improvement! Before surgery Clement would just shuffle on his bottom to move but now he's using a walking frame and possibly today he will start using crutches." We asked Clement about school and he says he's enjoying learning English with his favorite teacher, Mrs. Majawa. Please continue praying for Clement as he continues to attend school with more comfort and mobility and learns even more! Photo of Clement

Apr 23, 2018

Clement was seen by Dr. Robert today! He must be doing pretty well because they put his next follow up appointment almost ten months from now, on February 4th! Our osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) patients are pretty long term since even when they're doing well, they will eventually outgrow the metal rods in their bones and need them replaced. We expect to see him regularly in the meantime for physio though! Please continue praying for him. Photo of Clement

Mar 19, 2018

Clement's back again. Shadreck says he's doing better but unfortunately he has a tummy ache today so they didn't do too much hard work physio-wise, instead Shadreck made a backslab for his knee to keep it straight. Fortunately they've gotten full extension on his left leg, but because of a wound on his right leg they're taking it easy, getting that one completely straight and it hasn't gotten there quite yet. Please be praying he feels better soon! Photo of Clement

Mar 13, 2018

Lonely and Clement have been coming in for physio pretty regularly recently! Shadreck sent him home with more stretches to do to keep him mobile and getting stronger. Please keep those prayers coming! Photo of Clement

Feb 16, 2018

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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