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“I would be very happy if my feet become straight. I will be able to stand for a long time without losing my balance and I will be able to walk by myself wherever I want, including school. It is my desire to become a doctor after I’m done with … Read more
“I would be very happy if my feet become straight. I will be able to stand for a long time without losing my balance and I will be able to walk by myself wherever I want, including school. It is my desire to become a doctor after I’m done with school so that I can help my friends who are sick,” says Filla.
“My son Filla was born with clubfoot. The hospital where he was born never said anything to me about it, even when they noticed his feet. When he was growing up, many people told me there was help for him, but the cost was too much to travel for assistance. I never sought treatment until his teacher saw a poster with a child with clubfoot and she advised me to go to the district hospital, and that’s where I met MACOHA, an organization that helps children with disabilities. I was then told to come back to the hospital and meet CURE doctors during an outreach clinic. After my son was seen, he was given a date to come here to CURE,” says Margret, Filla’s mother.
“We have a bicycle which Filla takes to school, but sometimes we need the bike for other things and it’s very hard for him to go to school when there is no bike. He feels a lot of pain when he walks for longer distances, and it takes about an hour for most children in our village to walk to his school. His friends love him so much though, to the point where if he doesn’t go to school, they come and pick him up so that he goes to school. They come and take him on their bikes to school.”
“I’m so happy with the welcome we received when we came to CURE. I believe my son will be well with the help of God. We both ask for prayer for Filla’s feet, for a good outcome after surgery,” shared Filla's mom, Margret.
Please join us in praying for Filla's healing so that he can get to school pain free and achieve his dreams!
Filla is having his surgery today! Dr. Lubega and Dr. Karolina are hard at work putting bilateral frames on his clubfoot, which takes five to six hours. They cut the bone so that it's flexible and will move around, and then put on the frames which will slowly shift his feet around to be flat! Please be praying for him during his operation!
Filla was enjoying some time outside on the playground alone this afternoon! We went and spoke to him about how he feels about his upcoming surgery. Unfortunately, Friday is a holiday and we had a lot of children come in for surgery this week so his operation has been postponed until next week. "I'm tired of being inside, so I'm happy to be out here. I just have to wait patiently [for surgery] because all I want is help. I'm not scared because I've seen many of my friends come out of surgery and I see something good is coming from it so I'm not worried. I'm also not concerned about the frames since many of my friends have them."
Meet Filla! He was sharing his story with Playroom Coordinator Funny and Storyteller Avanell. He's a sweet, earnest kid and we're looking forward to seeing him walking on two straight, healed feet! He's going to have surgery later this week and will have bilateral frames, which will slowly manipulate his feet into position. Please be praying for him!
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