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“My granddaughter Chisomo was born with a foot and hands deformity. She has never walked nor stood since she was born four years ago. I have been frustrated so much by what our neighbors say. They accuse my daughter of being the cause of my grand… Read more
“My granddaughter Chisomo was born with a foot and hands deformity. She has never walked nor stood since she was born four years ago. I have been frustrated so much by what our neighbors say. They accuse my daughter of being the cause of my granddaughter’s disability. This really hurts me - we never asked for such a disabled blessing from God. However, we as a family made a decision to not pay back the evil that people do to us, but rather to leave everything in the hands of God Almighty for vengeance is His.”
Chisomo was born with arthrogryposis, a condition where the limbs are contracted, often especially the hands and feet. This has caused clubfoot in her lower limbs, which the doctors will treat using the ponseti method, where casts slowly manipulate the feet into a better position before surgery. She will also need surgery for her knee, which is bent at the moment, but the feet need to be treated first. Dina brought Chisomo to a CURE Malawi clinic where she was booked for admission.
“I have visited various hospitals so that my grandchild can get better but all my efforts were futile. I thank God for an organization (MACOHA) that takes care of people with disabilities, which came to our village to pick us up and dropped my granddaughter and I at the local hospital where we were seen by CURE doctors. I have trust and confidence that my granddaughter will be able to stand and walk just like her friends do after receiving treatment here at CURE. I enjoyed the welcome I received upon arrival here at CURE hospital as compared to our district hospital. May God give it (CURE) all it needs for its sustainability in healing the sick and proclaiming the gospel,” said Dina, Chisomo’s grandmother.
Chisomo had her first cast change today and was a bit teary about it, so here's a photo while she was having fun and smiling! Every time we walk by her bed she yells "Azungu! Ndjumbule!" Azungu is the Chichewa word for a white person or foreigner, and ndjumbule means "take a photo of me"! She's so cute that we almost always oblige!
Meet Chisomo! She's a little girl with a condition called arthrogryposis which has caused limb contractures resulting in clubfoot. Her knee is also contracted, but, first off, we need to treat her feet because once we straighten out the knee she won't be able to wear the casts needed for the ponseti method of clubfoot treatment. She's already had a few casts locally, but will need more before her tight tendons are released. Please be praying for her and her granny!
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