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"Even being Muslim, CURE has welcomed us. I have found faith and courage that my child will find help in this place. I already know our lives are being changed." We sat with Shukurani's dad, Duncan, as he shared with us Shukurani's story and how CU… Read more
"Even being Muslim, CURE has welcomed us. I have found faith and courage that my child will find help in this place. I already know our lives are being changed." We sat with Shukurani's dad, Duncan, as he shared with us Shukurani's story and how CURE Malawi is changing their life.
"It started at birth. We took him to a hospital that casted Shukurani and later gave him special shoes. It seemed to work at the beginning. They gave us shoes for the day and shoes for the night, but it was too painful. When we went back to the local hospital, they told us there was a mistake and it was the wrong type of shoe. Shukurani's feet were worse, so they referred us to Beit CURE International Hospital."
Shukurani came in this week with bilateral clubfoot. The doctors have decided to serial cast Shukurani and he will have weekly to biweekly cast changes. He already had his first casting treatment and his dad says, "I can already see so much change just with the first cast. I know healing will happen here."
When talking about home, Duncan said, "Shukurani is the second born. He is four years old and has an older sister, Sauda, who is nine. Our family is very supportive and accommodating. He can run and play and doesn't seem to have many challenges. His only problem is pain. My wife and I pray to God together, even though we are Muslim. The Christians at CURE have something special. My heart is settled and at peace here."
Please keep Shukurani in your prayers during his time here at CURE Malawi as he finds healing throughout his casting, as well as Duncan and their family, that they encounter Christ in a deep and intimate way and that their lives be forever changed!
Shukurani has been discharged! He is very excited to head home with his new casts! He has been in a lot of pain since surgery and still isn't super fond of the camera, but while he was walking out the door, we got a smile out of him as we danced saying "kunyumba! kunyumba!" meaning "home! home!" We are scheduled to see him again next year at the Nkhotakota clinic. Please keep him and his dad in your prayers as they journey home on this rainy day in Malawi!
Shukurani went into the operating room today and had a bilateral tenotomy, in which the surgeons released both tendons above the heel. Before going into surgery, he saw Storyteller Alexis walking through the ward with her camera, and immediately hid behind his dad laughing! Shukurani is super camera shy! Shukurani has two new casts and his dad asks that you please continue to keep Shukurani in your prayers as he recovers!
This morning we played Shukurani's version of peek-a-boo, where you place your hand over your eyes and then giggle behind them for five minutes, but never pop out. It was adorable! Shukurani is enjoying his time in the hospital. His dad is amazed at the progress the casts have brought and it gives him so much hope. "I am so excited!" Duncan said with a big smile on his face! Please keep Shukurani in your prayers as his healing continues!
Meet Shukurani! He just came in to the hospital this week with clubfoot and already has his first set of casts on. Shukurani has one older sister, Sauda, who he loves! He loves to play games and run around with her! He is here with his dad, Duncan, who says being at CURE Malawi is changing his life. "Even being Muslim, CURE has welcomed us. I have found faith and courage that my child will find help in this place. I already know our lives are being changed." Please keep Shukurani in your prayers during his healing here at CURE Malawi, as well as his family!
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