Emmanuel

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Emmanuel's Story

Clubfoot is treatable. Often for infants, with casting and brace-wearing through the ponseti method of treatment, no major surgery is required, no major scars remain, and if you don’t know any better, you may never know the person had clubfoot. B… Read more

Clubfoot is treatable. Often for infants, with casting and brace-wearing through the ponseti method of treatment, no major surgery is required, no major scars remain, and if you don’t know any better, you may never know the person had clubfoot. But sometimes clubfoot is stubborn. “This one refused,” Jane told us of Emmanuel’s right foot. Despite doing the ponseti method, Emmanuel’s will need to have surgery on his right foot and maybe eventually, his left. In fact, despite being treated with the ponseti method, Emmanuel’s foot deformity might be a bit different than traditional clubfoot.

Thankfully, Emmanuel is still very okay. “He’s always playing,” Jane told us. He even still manages to play football with his friends! “He’s very sharp — always position one,” Jane said of the fact that he’s top in his class. Fixing his foot might also put him on top of the world, in more ways than one: “He always tells me he wants to be a pilot!” Jane told us.

Emmanuel loves his mom: “She’s cooking to (for) me. She’s treating me very well.” This week, Jane will have a break from cooking for her son, but we know she will continue treating him very well! Please pray for healing and joy as these two stay with us for a little while!

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Jan 29, 2020

Emmanuel is doing well. He travelled for approximately six hours with his mum to come see our doctor here at CURE Kenya. His cast was removed to allow some time for his foot brace measurements to be taken. He will wear another cast for six weeks and then we will see him when he comes to collect his brace! Photo of Emmanuel

Dec 13, 2019

Today, the sun came out and Emmanuel was able to get outside! It has been cold recently. Emmanuel’s mom said that he had been wanting to get out of bed and walk around for a change. Emmanuel was very excited, and he gave us stories about his home and all the wild animals he has seen. We learned that Emmanuel is very handy but his disability has slowed him down a bit. We pray that soon he will be able to help his mom, grandpa, and grandma with farm work back home. Photo of Emmanuel

Dec 10, 2019

Even before Emmanuel had his surgery, he had a visit from his uncle! We’re not sure what all they did during their visit, but we hope that as Emmanuel continues to recover, he remembers the special visit he had with his uncle! Photo of Emmanuel

Dec 10, 2019

Emmanuel had his surgery yesterday. Since Emmanuel has been having some pain post-surgery, he found comfort in having a mom to snuggle with. Please pray he feels better soon! Photo of Emmanuel

Dec 09, 2019

Emmanuel is back! His foot needs another surgery, but the good news is he’ll have a friend in the hospital this week! “I made him pinky promise,” Storyteller Elvis told us. And why the pinky promise? To make sure they would be friends of course! Pray for Emmanuel’s surgery this week. Photo of Emmanuel

Oct 16, 2019

Emmanuel was into the faces today as he waited for his cast to come off, and we’ll be seeing more of these silly faces in the next little while because our guy will need another surgery. His foot didn’t achieve the full correction it needs, so after wearing another cast for a little while, he should be coming for another surgery. Pray that this time, his foot will correct fully! Photo of Emmanuel

Sep 19, 2019

It’s only been a couple weeks since we saw Emmanuel, but seeing him often is important for his healing. He needs to come every two weeks to achieve the best correction for his foot through casting. He saw Regina our clinical officer and had a new cast put on. Pray for his family as they travel to CURE Kenya again in a couple weeks! Photo of Emmanuel

Sep 04, 2019

On overcast days like today, a good cup of warm chai is necessary. Emmanuel was waiting for a new cast and drinking tea as he waited. He’ll be doing a bit of serial casting to help improve his foot even more, so we’ll see him in a couple weeks for another cast! Photo of Emmanuel

Aug 16, 2019

Emmanuel went home today, but not before taking the time to sing us that song he promised us! We’ll see him again in three weeks when he’ll come for a new cast that will help him achieve even better correction! https://youtu.be/a9qKbhVNboc


Aug 15, 2019

George the physical therapist had orders for Emmanuel to walk this morning, so that’s what Emmanuel did! “Fine,” was how Emmanuel felt about walking, and he also flashed a smile to a visiting nurse as he was walking. He is a charmer and we love it! He promised us a song for tomorrow, so let’s wait and see what happens! Photo of Emmanuel

Aug 14, 2019

“Tell them: ‘Thank you,’” Emmanuel said to us. We had asked what we should say to all of you who sent him get well messages and this is what he told us. Even a day after surgery, Emmanuel is doing well and able to enjoy life’s little moments, including reading get well messages. Pray he continues enjoying the moments of his days at CURE Kenya! Photo of Emmanuel

Aug 13, 2019

As Emmanuel waited for surgery, he spent time with Clara. Clara is one of his bed neighbors. If you recall Pastor Emmy’s comments from yesterday then you can imagine that Emmanuel must be a fun bed neighbor! We know that after his surgery and time of healing, he may just become even more fun -- if that’s possible! Photo of Emmanuel

Aug 12, 2019

“I saw him yesterday, and I love him!” Pastor Emmy told us of Emmanuel this morning. And when we asked to take a photo of the two of them, Emmy said it was “because I’m in love with him.” She asked him about church, his pastor, and she may have convinced him to sing her a song. As the week goes on, we’ll see if we can coax a song out of him for ourselves! Photo of Emmanuel

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