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Enifa's Story

“People would say, ‘Look at her! Look at her! She can’t walk!’” Enifa’s mom, Cathy, shared that Enifa would put her hands under her bottom to carry her weight and move, scooting around the grounds of their village. “Inside she felt a … Read more

“People would say, ‘Look at her! Look at her! She can’t walk!’” Enifa’s mom, Cathy, shared that Enifa would put her hands under her bottom to carry her weight and move, scooting around the grounds of their village. “Inside she felt a lot of pain because of how cruel the people were, but she also found so much strength that existed within herself, and it was a gift from God.”

Enifa has been to CURE Malawi twice before, but wasn’t yet ready for her operation. She was last here mid-February for casting to prepare for her operation this week. Enifa has never walked before due to both of her knee contractures. Her mom Cathy shared, “She was born with the condition. The day after she was born, I took her to the hospital and they began casting her. We went for casting every week for four months, but every time she would switch casts I saw no improvement. After, they gave her shoe braces, but they didn’t work so I gave up. It was only last year I started seeking help again and took her back to the hospital.”

We asked Cathy what encouraged her to begin seeking assistance again and she replied, “I realized what I was denying my child of and that I had a conscience. I thought to myself, 'I can’t let her be like this forever.' It was a heavy burden to carry her to school every day and I had hope that she would walk one day.”

Cathy continued to tell us about how she came to CURE Malawi. “We went back to our hospital in Lilongwe and they told us the date the Beit CURE surgeons were coming. So we came and were admitted in December 2018. We arrived at the CURE hospital in December and were sent home because they were not ready to operate on Enifa. Then we came back again in February and were sent home again, but with a cast. I was frustrated and didn’t understand, but now today I finally understand. God is in control and I am hopeful and grateful to God.”

Enifa is having a TSF (Taylor Spatial Frame) frame placed on her left leg to begin straightening her leg, and will later have the right knee contracture corrected, as well as both of her equinas feet. Her mom asks for prayers that Enifa have, “reduced pain and that God will heal her and make her walk again!” Cathy ended by telling us she is incredibly encouraged seeing the other children in the hospital that have struggled like Enifa, and is grateful for what CURE Malawi is doing for many children. She left her community saying to the people, “Just watch! You’ll see her walk through God alone.”

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May 10, 2019

We wanted to share with you all a photo of Enifa with her masterpiece the last time she was with us! We're looking forward to seeing her progress when she comes back for her review in a couple of weeks! Photo of Enifa

Apr 18, 2019

Remember how Enifa was suppose to be discharged yesterday? She was planning to leave early this morning, but the doctors decided to review her X-ray one last time before she left and saw a fracture! It seems this happened towards the end of the frame program. All of a sudden, Enifa was in a surgery gown and ready to go back into the operating room. The surgeons will be casting her left leg and creating a window on the side of the cast for wound dressings. Her mom is a little bummed not to be leaving, but is okay with leaving tomorrow as long as Enifa is feeling better. Please keep Enifa in your prayers today as the doctors fix her fracture, and that she and her mom make it home to their family safely for Easter! Photo of Enifa

Apr 17, 2019

Enifa is being discharged today! She's still in pain after surgery, but she should be feeling better and silly again soon! Here is a photo of her from her physio session two days ago before her operation yesterday. She put the metal clips used for her bandage wrap in her hair. She is too funny! We are going to miss Enifa while she's gone, but she will be back in four weeks for the operation on her right knee. For now, she's been advised to continue wound dressings and physiotherapy at home until we see her in May. Please keep Enifa and her mom in your prayers for their safe travels! Photo of Enifa

Apr 16, 2019

Enifa is in the operating room having her frame removed today! We could tell she was a little anxious, but she told us, "No, I'm not scared," with a soft smile. When walking into Enifa's operation, we saw a C-Arm (X-ray machine), which is quite unusual for a frame removal. Dr. Flavia laughed as we walked in, trying to gather the words as to why Enifa had to have an X-ray at that time. "I'll explain, I'll explain!" she chuckled. It seems the wires the surgeons used for Enifa's frame were so small that it left the bolts behind when pulling the wires out of her leg. Dr. Flavia said, "Luckily, she's so tiny it's easy to find the bolts in the X-ray and pull them out."

We are so happy all the bolts and wires are out of Enifa's leg and she is frame free now. Before finishing the operation, Dr. Flavia stretched out Enifa's left knee for some pre-physio! Please keep Enifa in your prayers as she recovers this afternoon! Photo of Enifa

Apr 15, 2019

Enifa is workin' it at physio today! This girl is never not making funny faces. She had pin-site care this morning and there were many tears, but the closer it gets to the end, the more painful it all becomes. Yes, that's right! Enifa is at the end of her pin-site care for her left knee. She will be going to the operating room and having her frame removed tomorrow. When the doctors shared the news, her mom jumped up with joy and went around hugging the doctors and other guardians. It was such a beautiful moment! Please continue to keep Enifa in your prayers and she prepares for the operating room tomorrow! Photo of Enifa

Apr 12, 2019

"Let me take a picture of you on the camera, you're always taking pictures of me," she said as she grabbed the camera and took a few shots of our Storyteller and of her immediate surroundings. Enifa was in a chatty mood today and even more sassy in our chat! She has been in the hospital for a while now, she came through CURE Malawi's doors with bilateral knee contracture and has gone through two procedures so far - a cast and one operation that put a frame on her left knee. Today Enifa was scheduled to have her x-ray taken and there are plans to have her frame removed on either Monday or Tuesday. Until then, they will continue with daily care and turns on her Taylor Spatial Frame (TSF). She dearly misses home and can't wait to see her little brother, in the meantime she has been creating a strong relationship with our Storyteller Lexi. Pray for her successful operating theatre procedure next week when she gets her frame removed! We prayerfully look forward to her walking and having a bright future! Photo of Enifa

Apr 10, 2019

Looking glamorous today Enifa! Draped in a long black robe with white embroidery that fits her perfectly, Enifa posed for the camera to show how much she loves her new outfit. She had her wounds cleaned this morning and came out with dry eyes, she’s been crying less and less throughout all the procedures she has to go through which is a good sign of healing. Keep her in your prayers so she has steadfast healing and a closer relationship to our loving God! Photo of Enifa

Apr 09, 2019

You can clearly see the difference in Enifa's facial expression, she’s more radiant and easier to talk to today. We found her happily assembling a car from Lego building blocks even though we couldn’t see the tires, she says the playroom is her absolute favorite place in the hospital and will miss it! She showed us what she learned in the morning session. Thank you for praying for Enifa always! Photo of Enifa

Apr 05, 2019

Enifa is having a great Friday with her mom! She's been a little down lately as the pain of pin-site care and physio intensifies. Regardless, she's always up for making funny faces and giggling. The doctors are planning to have Enifa build her muscles which will help lengthen her legs a bit in the process. Thanks for always keeping Enifa in your prayers! Photo of Enifa

Apr 01, 2019

Enifa is making cross-eyed faces during pin-site care today! This is a girl of many talents. Last week, Enifa showed us how she can roll her tongue and today she showed us how she can make her eye wander in and out. Enifa is super happy and not in too much pain! She even likes helping the physiotherapists exercise her own leg throughout her daily physio sessions. Thanks for keeping Enifa in your prayers as she continues her journey with us at CURE Malawi! Photo of Enifa

Mar 28, 2019

Today, Enifa wanted to show you her favorite friend Tigger! She loves to hug him really tight and bounce him up and down on her bed! Enifa will be continuing her pin-site care this morning and she plans to watch The Jesus Film on the television later today! Thanks for the continued encouragement as Enifa keeps pushing through her pin-site care and physical therapy sessions! Photo of Enifa

Mar 26, 2019

Enifa is in for physio today! Her mom says Enifa hasn't been in too much pain for her pin-site care or physiotherapy sessions so far this week. Enifa is always smiling and hanging out with her Tigger stuffed animal. Unfortunately, she couldn't bring Tigger to physio, but she looks forward to returning to her bed and playing with Tigger again after physio. Thanks for keeping Enifa in your prayers and encouraging her on her journey! Photo of Enifa

Mar 25, 2019

It's Monday! Here's to a new week! Enifa is feeling much better after the weekend. She loves playing with the Tigger stuffed animal that she found in the playroom. She put Tigger on her back, wrapping him in African chitenge fabric, and said she is his "new mom." We also found out Enifa can roll her tongue! She wanted to see if anyone else can roll their tongue like her. So far, she's the only kid in the ward who can, but the tally is still in progress. She'll let you know the results when we find out!

Enifa has been advised to start her pin-site care today. Please keep her in your prayers as she begins and continues healing here with us at CURE Malawi! Photo of Enifa

Mar 22, 2019

Enifa is in a lot of pain after her surgery yesterday! Her hero of a mother, Cathy, is taking great care of her. She is by her side every minute and ready to wipe Enifa's face with her sweat rag from either sweat or tears. It will definitely take some time for Enifa to get use to her new frame and the new position of her left leg, but we hope she starts feeling much better by tomorrow. She is so brave! Please keep her in your prayers while she recovers and that her pain lessens, as well as her mother as she continues to take care of Enifa! Photo of Enifa

Mar 21, 2019

Meet Enifa! She's been to our hospital twice before, but wasn't yet ready for surgery. Looks like today is the day! Enifa will be having her first operation in which the surgeons will be putting a TSF frame on her left leg to begin straightening out her knee contracture. She is a little nervous, but very hopeful. Please keep Enifa and her mom in your prayers while Enifa is in the operating room! Photo of Enifa

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