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"Lonje was born normal, but as time passed, we saw his leg begin to bend." Lonje's mom, Mwadaine shared with a heavy heart. "We began taking him to many hospitals, but no one could help him. Time passed and we heard that there was a hospital team f… Read more
"Lonje was born normal, but as time passed, we saw his leg begin to bend." Lonje's mom, Mwadaine shared with a heavy heart. "We began taking him to many hospitals, but no one could help him. Time passed and we heard that there was a hospital team from CURE Malawi coming to our district hospital for a clinic. People told us they would be able to help Lonje so we came."
Lonje has come to CURE Malawi with bow legs. He's been settling into the hospital, getting comfortable and making new friends. He'll be having his first operation soon, in which the surgeons straighten his left leg. Lonje has been very nervous for her surgery, but can't wait to see his legs straight. He says he can't even imagine it straight because he's never known his left leg to be straight, but he knows that when it's healed, it will be so good.
Mwadaine says, "He goes through many challenges at school. His friends call him names and he is very hurt. I find him crying often because of how to community treats him. But he is very brave and he does well in school though sometimes the pain makes him absent from school. I only hope one day he will feel welcomed the way he deserves." She pauses and then continues, "As a parent, I have also been affected by seeing Lonje like this and I am very thankful to God and my husband for being so supportive and providing for us to get to CURE. Coming here, I have all the hope in the world that Lonje will be okay. I am so thankful to all the doctors and staff for the care they have shown. I am happy to soon see Lonje walk with straight legs!"
Please join us in praying for Lonje during his treatment and healing here at CURE Malawi. He can't wait to be walking pain-free with straight legs, and although he's nervous, Lonje says he has "all the hope in the world he will be healed very soon!"
Lonje has been discharged. After a week of playing the board game "Bao" with his friend Yamikani and waiting for his shoe raise from the physical therapy department, he finally received his shoe and walked happily out of the hospital. We plan to see Lonje again in February! Please keep him in your prayers over the Christmas holiday.
Lonje is back in the hospital, but he arrived a week late from his scheduled admission date. So, the doctors are reworking their plan for Lonje. Today, he will have an X-ray taken and a shoe raise made by the physical therapy team. Lonje is enjoying being back in the hospital, even though he misses all his old friends. Please continue to keep Lonje in your prayers as he continues to heal.
Lonje had a great time back at the hospital with his friends. He left over the weekend after having his cast removed last week (right after this photo was taken). He was beyond excited to see his new leg and will be back in four weeks to plan for lengthening his leg. Please keep him in your prayers while he's at home!
Lonje is back! He left with a squeaky clean and white cast and came back with a filthy cast full of Malawian charm. He's excited to be back in the hospital and to catchup with all his friends from his previous stay that are back again at the same time. The doctors will be coming up with a plan for Lonje's next steps today so please keep him in your prayers!
Lonje has been discharged! Before he left, he wanted to grab a photo with all the friends he's made at the hospital. This group of boys instantly became the best of friends. We're sure Lonje will always remember his new buddies and he hopes to reunited with some of them during his next visit to the hospital in October. Thanks for keeping Lonje in your prayers during his time here with us at CURE Malawi!
Lonje had a successful surgery and he's already feeling much better! Dr. Maina did an osteotomy of Lonje's left leg, cutting the bone and realigning it straight. He also placed wires in Lonje's leg to hold the bones in place and then cast it all up. Lonje will be starting physical therapy soon, but won't be able to place weight on his left leg for a while meaning he's going to get a super cool wheelchair! Thanks for keeping Lonje in your prayers while he's treated here at CURE Malawi!
Meet Lonje! He's come to CURE Malawi with bow legs and will be having his first operation soon! He's full of energy and loves making new friends. Lonje came in with his mom and the two of them love to joke. They are both always making everyone laugh in the kid's ward. Please keep Lonje in your prayers as he prepares for his operation!
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