Manuel

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  • Age2
  • Conditiona bone condition
  • Currently In Hospital
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Manuel's Story

"Her kid is disabled, how did he survive and leave the hospital alive? Her friends who gave birth to disabled babies die at the hospital or never came home with them, who does she think she is to bring her disabled kid here?" These were the questio… Read more

"Her kid is disabled, how did he survive and leave the hospital alive? Her friends who gave birth to disabled babies die at the hospital or never came home with them, who does she think she is to bring her disabled kid here?" These were the questions and comments of her family members when they finally got to see Manuel, Christina"s baby who has Bilateral Radial Club Hands. Manuel was born with this condition in November 2016 and his mother's first thoughts were to never walk ain public with him until his condition got fixed, she was ashamed of her baby and afraid of what people would say once she got home. "I didn't want people to know and would wrap him in so many wrappers around him to hide his deformity. People would wonder and I would tell them he is still young and gets too cold. This went on for a while until someone found Manuel all alone, unwrapped him, saw his condition and told everyone in the village." "Later on, I started reading the Bible to console my crying and hopelessness and I was able to have hope and courage to find healing for my child, and here I am at CURE now."

Things went sour for Christina and little Manny when her own family ridiculed and isolated her, even her husband's friends convinced him to leave her and the child by asking him if he wanted to deal with such a kid for life. "My husband left me because his friends ridiculed me and my baby, so when he told me he was thinking about leaving me, I told him that it was his choice to help me take care of this baby or to leave. He left." Christina has been unable to work or farm on her land for a year now because since his birth, she has been in and out of the hospital. She heard about CURE Malawi on the same day of his birth and was told to wait for CURE clinics to come to her district. It took a while for them to come to her district hospital so by means of referral from hospital to hospital, she found her way to CURE Malawi's doors in Blantyre. Seeing how CURE Malawi is bringing hope to so many kids and their families, Christina's hope for Manuel has grown and she is happy to be here.

Christina hopes that Manuel will be able to go to school when he gets to that age, and that he will be able to fit in with the rest of society and in the end have a stable job that will take care of him well enough and to be able to take care of her if need be. Apart from prayers of healing, Manuel's mother would love help in prayer for her peace of mind as she has been going through a lot since his birth. She also wants prayers for her spirit as well as Manuel's, "People can pray for your body, but if your spirit is somewhere else, it does not work." Most of all she wants prayers to help her find a job to take care of herself and Manuel. We invite you to pray, support and encourage Christina and Manuel in their healing journey together!

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"Seeing my son being able to use his hands and manage to play and eat, it is the biggest jot my heart has felt." We are so happy to see Emmanuel being able to use his hands! His mother tells us how happy she is because of what CURE Malawi is doing for her son. "I will always remember CURE and I will remind my son Emmanuel so he always remembers as well!" Photo of Manuel

Jul 11, 2019

Manuel had his wound inspection this morning and his hands are looking good! He went to the playroom after his dressing change where he promptly covered himself in stickers. Manze and his mom plan on journeying home tomorrow and are so excited! Please keep Manze and his mom in your prayers that they are able to make it home tomorrow! Photo of Manuel

Jul 10, 2019

Manuel is back in the hospital and was playing bao while waiting for the doctors during ward rounds this morning. When Dr. Lubega reached Manuel, he kneeled beside Manze's bed and joined him for a game. Everyone had a good laugh! It's so good to see Manze using his little right hand as both his hands continue to heal. He likes brushing his hair, eating rice, and of course, playing bao. He snuck right past us earlier this week and had another operation to continue correcting the alignment of both his hands. His left hand is now on traction and he will have a wound inspection tomorrow. Manze should be able to go home Friday. His mom is very hopeful, so please keep them both in your prayers while they stay with us here at CURE Malawi! Photo of Manuel

Jun 04, 2019

Now that Manuel's frames are gone, the doctors gave him the all clear to go home and he left over the weekend! We'll miss seeing this little face every day, but we're already looking forward to when he comes back for his check up at the end of June!

May 23, 2019

Manze's hands are straight! His mom is so happy that his frames have finally been removed. She's happy, but also exhausted because she couldn't get any sleep last night due to all the crying. The other moms in the ward have all been so supportive of Manuel and his mom as he is so little and she is so young. Three other mothers waited beside Manuel's bed after his operation yesterday, and today the moms have been rotating who takes Manze for a wheelchair stroll around the hospital while Manze's mom gets some sleep. We are so excited for Manuel and his healing and can't wait for him to start feeling better soon. Please continue to keep him in your prayers! Photo of Manuel

May 22, 2019

Manze is in the operating room having his frames removed and his mom couldn't be happier! There was lots of dancing when she heard the news. After the surgeons removed Manze's frames, they will do a small operation on his right hand to help straighten his wrist a bit more. His left hand has been fully corrected by the frame and won't need this. We are so happy little Manze is finally frame free! Please keep him and his mom in your prayers as he recovers! Photo of Manuel

May 16, 2019

Manze is smiling again! He usually goes in waving and lately he has been really tired. He is still continuing his frame turns and pin-site care and even though his mom is bummed about him not having his removal this week, she is looking forward to next week. It's so great to witness the hope and positivity Manuel's mom has! Manze loves playing with his balloon of the nurse's glove that was given to him while his mom plays the game bao. He was so cute, when he received his lunch, bouncing with joy saying "nsima! nsima!" We love Manuel's energy and can't wait for his frame removal next week! Photo of Manuel

May 10, 2019

Manuel is helping his mom play Bao today! He hasn't been himself since the doctors put him on a stronger painkiller, but it's been helping him sleep and cry much less, so he's still doing great! Manuel was scheduled to go to the operating room yesterday, but the doctors saw he wasn't as ready as they needed him to be on his right hand, so he'll be going into surgery for his removal next week. His mom is really looking forward to going back home. For now, Manuel will keep up with his pin-site care and frame turns. Please continue to keep this little guy in your prayers. He's been such a trooper! Photo of Manuel

May 07, 2019

Manuel is having a rough day today. He's been in a lot of pain continuing his pin-site care and frame turns. His mom is having a hard time getting him to smile and he is often crying or moaning in a lot of pain. We've seen Manuel happy before, so please pray that little smile of his comes back as he continues healing with us at CURE Malawi! Photo of Manuel

Apr 30, 2019

"Just smile and wave boys! Just smile and wave!" We were all excited to see Manuel smiling this morning, and he was smiling at everyone in today's ward round-team passing by his bed. With his hand raised as a requirement from the procedure, and with the smile he just reminded us of 'The Penguins of Madagascar'. Manuel hasn't stopped crying since he came out of surgery and so it was a relief to see the little guy smile again. Please keep Manuel in your prayers as he has been going through a lot of pain and still has a long way to go! Photo of Manuel

Apr 29, 2019

We got Manuel to smile today! Well, his mom did!

Manuel has been in a load of pain since his operation, and has been non-stop crying. Poor little guy! It's rough to have two little frames on your hands when you are only two years old. The doctors are continuing to switch his pain killers until they find the right one. Manuel's mom also hasn't been getting much sleep. Somehow, someway, when we were walking by with the camera, he was just peeping out of his little covers looking at us with no tears. Even though his mom is so exhausted, she still told him with joy, "Be happy Manuel!" and we got an adorable little smile! Please continue to keep Manuel in your prayers, that his pain and fear go away and that his mom gets some good rest! Photo of Manuel

Apr 26, 2019

Manuel seems to be feeling less pain everyday, he has not been crying today as much as he has been in these past days. This is a good sign that healing is happening and he is getting ready for the next stage in his journey. We ask that you include little Manny in your prayers so that he and his mother would learn more about Jesus and see the God at work that heals while they are here at CURE Malawi! Photo of Manuel

Apr 23, 2019

Today Manuel goes into surgery, his first procedure in his journey of healing! Like all the other operations that take place at CURE Malawi, all the children being operated on today were prayed for along with their parents, including little Manuel. We ask that you continue caring for Manuel and keeping him in your prayers, thank you! Photo of Manuel

Apr 17, 2019

Meet Manuel! He is one of the new kids that have come to get treatment here at CURE Malawi. He is one sleepy, adorable little guy and has been in bed for most of the day today. Hopefully, we will be seeing more of him walking around the ward as he gets more familiar with the hospital. Please pray for Manuel and his mother, for the Lord's blessings and healing! Photo of Manuel

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