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“I thought it was a curse that has come upon my family. I couldn’t understand why this was happening to my daughter Enala,” Loveness, Enala’s mother, told us. Enala is the last-born child in her family of four and the only child who, when … Read more
“I thought it was a curse that has come upon my family. I couldn’t understand why this was happening to my daughter Enala,” Loveness, Enala’s mother, told us. Enala is the last-born child in her family of four and the only child who, when she started walking, developed a leg deformity making an already difficult situation even harder as Enala’s father had abandoned their family just months before Enala was born.
In most villages in Malawi, it is not common for parents of children with disabilities to seek medical help as, in the words of Loveness, “A doctor cannot remove a curse.” Despite this common belief, the people in Loveness and Enala’s village encouraged them to seek medical help. Ultimately, Loveness’ desire to see Enala being able to walk pain free and like everyone else won out and they made the trip to the nearest hospital. The doctors there were unsuccessful in treating Enala, but were able to share with them about one of our CURE Malawi mobile clinics that would be happening at their hospital.
After being seen by our doctors, Loveness was told Enala’s condition can indeed be fixed through surgery and they were scheduled to come to our hospital. Defying the cultural stigmas around disability, Loveness shares with us “I personally feel God is the one directing me and guiding me to meet the right people for my daughter.” Enala will have her operation this week and please join us in praying for her as she prepares!
Enala will be going home this week! Today, our physical therapy team were making the leg brace that will help Enala to keep her leg from re-curving as she grows. As she continues to heal, please send your love, prayers, and support her way!
What a beautiful smile! Enala is doing well. She is getting ready to have a wound inspection this week to see how she's healing up from surgery as well as some physical therapy! But today, we found her on her bed relaxing and simply enjoying her recovery! Thank you so much for your prayer and support!
Enala is back in the ward with a beautiful smile after her operation where her frame was successfully removed! Thank you so much for your prayers and support. Sweet girl Enala will go home soon, but the doctors did say she will need another operation to lengthen her leg. This will be done when she is a bit older though. Please keeper her in your prayers!
Enala is back and has been admitted to the ward with us! Enala has not been happy and her frame has gotten infected. Today the nurses cleaned her infected areas and Enala will have to be here for some time in order for us to help her beat this infection!
Enala is here with her mama today for a review. The doctors decided she needs an X-ray and a wound cleaning for her little frame. She's been a mix of giggles and tears today - excited to see people at the hospital, but definitely not a fan of the X-ray machine. After her cleaning, she'll be reviewed once more by the doctors, but should be able to go home today. Thanks for keeping Enala in your prayers!
Enala is going home! She will be able to walk while she is away and will continue bandage changesd at her local clinic. Before leaving, she was given one balloon to play with now and another to take home that she hid in her hand tucked into her mom's back. Enala is super excited about her balloon and loves bouncing it against her little head. We're glad she's slowly warmed up to the hospital over time and hope she's not so scared the next time we see her in January 2020! Please keep Enala in your prayers while she recovers at home.
You may not be able to tell, but those two little eyes are definitely looking at you! Enala is still super serious, but slowly starting to lighten up. Today we caught her playing copycat with Storyteller Lexi while she was waiting for her blood to be checked. Enala has been having a few complications with her bloodwork and the doctor and nurses have been checking on her every two hours. Nothing to worry! This little one is a champ and may even get to go home soon. Enala is recovering well and her mom thanks you for all the prayers you've been sending!
Enala has been crying since her operation. It's been a mix of both discomfort and fear. When she saw the other kids in the ward having their photos taken, it was the first time we've seen her stop crying in days. She was fascinated looking at their photos from a distance and though she was super serious, she let us take hers! It's been a hard recovery for Enala, but this two year old is hanging in there! She'll be having an x-ray today. Thanks for you constant prayers and support for Enala!
Enala has spent the weekend recovering from her operation and it's not a fun time. Enala's frame is bulky and uncomfortable, but has a metal frame which will help to correct her leg. We encouraged some of the other patients with frames to encourage and help Enala as she adjusts. Please help us in prayer!
Enala is finally having her operation! Please remember her in your prayers as our doctors install a frame on Enala's leg. The frame goes in and connects to her bones which will allow our doctors to slowly straighten out her leg over the next few weeks!
Enala is still trying to get used to the playroom. Her mother Love has been sitting with her so she does not feel lonely. Please join us in praying for Enala as unfortunately her surgery got canceled today. The doctors are coming up with a new schedule and we'll let you know as soon as we find out!
Welcome sweet girl Enala! Enala is here at CURE Malawi for a bone defect on her left leg. Her mother Loveness says Enala was born like that. "Being a single mother and looking after four children has been not easy, however, God has aways been there for us," she tells us. Enala is scheduled to have her operation tomorrow. Please help us in praying for her!
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