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“The moment I stepped into CURE, I knew that there was an answer,” Evance’s mother Dorothy said with a powerful tone of voice. It has been a battle for Dorothy and Evance to seek medical attention throughout the years of Evance’s life.… Read more
“The moment I stepped into CURE, I knew that there was an answer,” Evance’s mother Dorothy said with a powerful tone of voice. It has been a battle for Dorothy and Evance to seek medical attention throughout the years of Evance’s life.
“He was born with the condition and we went to many clinics and many hospitals over the years, but no one could help. After every visit, I went home with all hope lost.” Dorothy said she had completely given up, but with every new referral, she still went because she was desperate for her son’s healing.
Evance has bilateral neglected clubfoot and the surgeons will be placing two frames on his feet. They have advised Evance he will be here at CURE Malawi for one to two months. Dorothy says she is so confident in what God is doing for Evance at CURE Malawi, that she doesn’t even worry about missing farm season at home, which is her family’s greatest source of income.
“I had six children before Evance. He was my seventh child and his father died before I even knew I was pregnant with him. I was only a month pregnant and did not find out about Evance until two to three months. When Evance was born with his disability, it was very painful for me to accept that my child would not be able to walk properly, but I loved him so much from the beginning and my love for him could not be changed.”
Dorothy told us that when Evance reached six years of age, she started taking him to school, but as he got older, it was difficult to travel to and from school walking, so she bought him a pair of pink crocs. She now can never get him to take off his shoes, partially because of the pain and partially because he loves them.
“Transportation money was not easy for us. I had to take on a few contracting jobs farming, working hard and long hours to provide for both of us get here, but I know healing is coming and am very thankful to God.”
Dorothy’s last words were very moving. She said, “When you are expecting a blessing, there are a lot of trials that you go through. It acts like a test to your faith, but we must choose to press on and move forward. I have trust that the doctors are going to do a good job with Evance’s operation and pray that we should not leave here the same!”
Please join us in praying for Evance’s operation and months of healing to come here at CURE Malawi!
Our little photographer Evance is at it again! Today he took a picture of one of his frames from his point of view to share with you all! Evance is keeping on with his frame turns and his new hobby of photography! Thank you for all your prayers and love!
Evance has finally come out of his shell! Today we decided to get creative and have Chimwemwe and Evance take photos of each other from their beds that are across from one another in the kid's ward! This is Chimwemwe's photo of Evance! When Evance got a hold of the camera, he loved it! He not only took a photo of Chimwemwe, but also everyone else in the ward. He told the kids, guardians, Storyteller Alexis, and the staff to come pose. He loved learning and trying out all the technical details on how the camera worked. He then told Storyteller Alexis, "Now I want to be a photographer like you with a camera like this!" We are happy Evance is inspired and entertained while continuing his frame turns daily. Please keep him in your prayers and that his new dreams of being a photographer come true!
Our sweet Evance has arrived at physio! Today he worked on keeping his legs completely straight while raising them up and down for his exercises, he didn't even shake! These frames are making him so strong! Evance is still very quiet, but he loves people watching and sweets. While he was sleeping today, we left a lollipop cuddled up with him. He said that when he woke up he laughed really hard and then immediately ate it! He loves lollipops! Please continue to keep Evance in your prayers as he continues his turns to full healing!
Evance made some funny faces for us today! He is very quiet, but really enjoys watching the people around the hospital. Today he was wearing his new purple/pink shirt. We joked with him that it wasn't blue! Most of Evance's shirts and pants are all blue because blue is his favorite color. Evance continued his frame turns at physio this morning and is fascinated by how his feet are healing! Thanks for your constant prayers!
Evance is beginning to get much more comfortable with his frames and has started to bend his knees. He now just sits in his bed with his knees in the air and his feet right up against him. It's really funny - we all laughed with him about it! Today he impressed us with a drawing of his house and says he misses home, but is very happy here. Evance had a dressing for his frames and continued his turning in physio. Please continue to keep Evance in your prayers as he keeps up with his program!
We all cheered today after Evance moved hospital bed locations in the ward! His mom is very happy they are no longer in the back and are now in the center around all the other children to keep him entertained! He is right across from his friend Chimwemwe, so they can chat and compare their frames. We made sure to capture a photo of Evance and his mom, Dorothy, so you can see how sweet their hearts are! Please continue to keep Evance in your prayers as he continues his frame turns!
Evance is starting his first session of physio today! We are very excited for him. Every time we pass him in the ward, he gives us the sweetest smile. He has a special heart just like his mama! During ward rounds this morning, Dr. Andrew was overjoyed with how his frames turned out and took great pride in the left frame because he had worked on that one while Dr. James worked on the other. Evance loved watching Dr. Andrew get really excited about it! It gave him great hope for what is to come! Please continue to keep Evance in your prayers during his healing!
Evance is still recovering from yesterday’s surgery and his mom Dorothy says he is slowly moving his legs, which is a good thing! We delivered Chimwemwe’s encouraging message to Evance, as she also has the same condition and the same frames on both of her legs. Evance smiled and said, “I am happy because we get to go through this together. I will try to be as strong as Chimwemwe by God’s grace.” We are glad for the positive response from Evance, please keep him in your prayers as he is healing!
Meet Evance! He has just come into the hospital with bilateral neglected clubfoot this week and had his first four-hour surgery this morning, where Dr. Andrew placed frames on both of his feet. His mom Dorothy is here with him and has the sweetest heart! We asked her to share something fun about Evance while he was in the operating room. She says, “Evance has skills! He is able to make toy cars out of wires. He then sells them and surprises us by buying things like vegetables or light bulbs for the house with the money he made. He has a kind heart!” We are excited to have a great guy like Evance here with us at CURE Malawi! Please keep him in your prayers as him and his mom will be here with us for the next month or two!
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