Chisomo

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  • Age13
  • Conditionclubfoot
  • Currently In Hospital
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Chisomo's Story

“My friends laugh at me at school saying, “Look at the cripple!” but I just don’t answer them back,” Chisomo shared with us.

Chisomo came into the hospital last week with neglected clubfoot, but was very sick, and couldn’t be ope… Read more

“My friends laugh at me at school saying, “Look at the cripple!” but I just don’t answer them back,” Chisomo shared with us.

Chisomo came into the hospital last week with neglected clubfoot, but was very sick, and couldn’t be operated on until the end of the week. Not knowing how Chisomo would manage the pain, the surgeons decided to do one frame at a time. Chisomo received his first frame last Thursday, and just this morning gave the doctors a thumbs up; ready to have his second frame put on tomorrow.

Chisomo came here with his aunt, Cecelia, who shared a bit of Chisomo’s story. “It was very strange when Chisomo was born. I had never seen such a condition and was very worried. I knew that it still must be the will of God.” Cecelia explained how Chisomo’s mom had a natural birth at home, and did not go to a hospital. She continued, “His mother had a severe mental illness. When the child was three, she finally agreed to take him to our local hospital in Mulanje. We were then referred to Queens Hospital. Before I could take Chisomo to Queens, his mother ran off with him and her family, taking them to Mozambique.” Cecelia shared about the days she waited; to go after them, to find Chisomo, and to bring him back to get proper help. “After eight years I finally went to Mozambique and brought Chisomo back to Malawi with me. That was two years ago when he was eleven.”

Cecelia told us she had been seeking help to the best of her ability ever since Chisomo’s return. “I heard about CURE through a pastor’s wife who saw Chisomo and felt compassion towards him. She gave me the contact information and that’s how we found ourselves here.”

Chisomo says, “I cannot run or walk long distances. I watch all my friends walk to the farm, and hope I also can someday.”

When asking for prayer requests, Cecelia said, “I will be very happy to see my grandson able to walk properly. Please pray that there will be fast healing!”

Please keep Chisomo in your prayers through his operations and time here at CURE Malawi!

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Today

We read your get-well messages to Chisomo! He really appreciated how much you all love his smile, and loved knowing all the places you live.

Chisomo has a request! He wants you to send pictures of you or your family, so he can know you as well as you know him. He also says "Zikomo kwambiri!" meaning "Thank you so much!" Today Dr. Lubega and Dr. Flavia reviewed Chisomo's frame program. All is coming along and he is on the right track towards full healing. Chisomo also wanted us to let you know his favorite animal is a lion and he loves playing with "human stuffed animals," similar to dolls. Thank you for all your encouragement for Chisomo on his journey here at CURE Malawi! He truly appreciates it and can't wait to get to know you! Photo of Chisomo

3 days ago

Chisomo is having his wounds cleaned this morning! His grandmother has been taking great care of him and told us that Chisomo has been in a lot of pain today. The turns are becoming more challenging and Chisomo will be back for his regular physio session today. During his cleaning, he was able to give us a thumbs up! What a trooper! Unfortunately, Chisomo's review didn't happen Friday, but will be happening this week. Dr. Vincent says everything is looking very well so far! Please continue to keep Chisomo in your prayers as he pushes through the pain during his time here at CURE Malawi! Photo of Chisomo

Feb 14, 2019

Chisomo is having tea and bread with his grandmother this morning! He will be continuing his physical therapy turns this afternoon. He will be reviewed tomorrow to make sure the program is on the right track and the correction of his feet is moving along. After tea, Chisomo will be having a wound cleaning in the ward, as the doctors have noticed some wound openings between his toes that need to be cleaned and kept free from infection. This will be a bit painful, but, overall, Chisomo is managing his pain very well! Thank you for your continued prayers over Chisomo during his time here at CURE Malawi! Photo of Chisomo

Feb 11, 2019

Chisomo loves watching TV! Today, he rolled over in his new wheelchair with his buddy, McDonald, to watch a Malawian video of gospel leaders singing and dancing in worship. Chisomo says his favorite thing to do in the hospital is to watch the television everyday. Dr. Lubega advised the physio team to keep on with Chisomo's frames turns, and shared that everything is looking good so far. He will review him again Friday. Thanks for keeping Chisomo in your prayers during his time with us at CURE Malawi. Photo of Chisomo

Feb 08, 2019

We walked passed Chisomo's bed this afternoon and caught him doing some crazy stretches. He laughed and said, "Take my picture! Take my picture!" Chisomo has a wound cleaning with the assistance of Nurse Ulemu this morning, and is feeling much better. He loves watching TV with the other kids in the ward, and today watched a Malawian movie about the passion of Christ. When we asked him what he thought about the movie, he smiled and said, "I like it!" Later, our spiritual department handed out balloons, which Malawians call "chibalunis," and Chisomo wanted to pass it to a friend who's bed was too far away, so Storyteller Alexis stood in the middle to help transfer the balloon back and forth between Chisomo and his new friend! There were lots of giggles happening! We are so glad Chisomo is enjoying his time at the hospital and staying entertained through the long process of frame turns. Please continue to keep Chisomo in your prayers during his time here at CURE Malawi! Photo of Chisomo

Feb 06, 2019

Chisomo can't stop giggling! During ward rounds this morning, the doctors said Chisomo could start on on his right frame turns. The doctors will make the program today so that this afternoon, Chisomo can start his second leg's turns at physio to catch up with his first leg. During "school" in the playroom today, Chisomo took a math quiz! It had three questions with two problems each. Chisomo got them all right! Three out of three! We are so happy Chisomo is enjoying the hospital and still keeping his brain active with his academics. Please continue to keep Chisomo in your prayers as he starts his right leg turn program this afternoon! Photo of Chisomo

Feb 04, 2019

We caught Chisomo laughing today! Last week he was in a lot of pain, or trying to sleep through the pain. Today, he was giggling away with his next door hospital bed buddy, Maness, while she was showing Chisomo what he looked like in her new little mirror. The giggles were non-stop, as they both loved making funny faces in Maness' little mirror. Chisomo's pain is much better, and he is starting his physio sessions today. Please keep Chisomo in your prayers as he begins physio! Photo of Chisomo

Jan 30, 2019

Chisomo's surgery was a success yesterday! The surgeons placed on his second frame, and made adjustments to the first one in the operating room. Chisomo gave us a smile with a thumbs up this morning during ward rounds, and the doctors told him he will be starting his dressing changes today. Thank you for keeping Chisomo in your prayers during his operation yesterday. We are excited to have him here at the hospital for some time, as he journeys to find full healing! Photo of Chisomo

Jan 28, 2019

Meet Chisomo! His favorite colors are green and red, and he loves bread! He came into the hospital with neglected clubfoot last week, but was really sick, so wasn't operated until the end of the week. Chisomo had his first frame placed on his left foot last Thursday, but the surgeons wanted to make sure the pain was tolerable before they did the right. This morning during ward rounds, Chisomo gave the doctors a thumbs up and is ready for the second frame! Chisomo is now on the list for surgery tomorrow! Please keep Chisomo in your prayers during his time here at CURE Malawi! Photo of Chisomo

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