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Madalitso's Story

"My mother told me that one day I will be able to achieve whatever I want in life to be. I didn't believe her because to be a teacher, you have to be able to walk and I couldn't do that," Madalitso shared with us.

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"My mother told me that one day I will be able to achieve whatever I want in life to be. I didn't believe her because to be a teacher, you have to be able to walk and I couldn't do that," Madalitso shared with us.

Madalitso, or Mada as his friends call him, was born with a condition called clubfoot where both of his feet turn inward, making it painful when he walks. His parents noticed his feet as soon as he was born and they took him to their local hospital at the first chance they got. This hospital referred them to another where Mada started to receive a non-invasive treatment for his clubfoot. The only problem was this treatment required weekly trips to the hospital for several months. Mada's family made the first few appointments but the money to travel to the faraway hospital soon ran out and they had to stop. Since then, Mada has just done his best to work with the feet he's got.

Life has been really difficult for both Mada and his parents. He has managed to go to school but returned home every day with bitterness in his heart due to the rejection and bullying he experienced there. At home, his family tried to lighten his load by giving him easier chores, but "his heart to help and give a hand could not be stopped," Milika, Mada's mother, laughs - the sparkle in her eye shows her admiration for her son's determination to be helpful.

Mada's life changed when some missionaries arrived in their village to drill a well. Curiosity won over Mada and he went to check out the strange scene. It was then the missionaries saw Mada's feet and told his family about us here at CURE Malawi.

Mada is now here with us and will have his feet corrected. We are so grateful how God has arranged all the logistics to make this possible!

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Dec 10, 2020

Mada's procedure for removing the frame was successful! Mada now has a cast on the same leg. This morning, Mada was very excited. "I have new feet! Thandy (our CURE Malawi Storyteller) look! Look! I am going home with new feet!" The excitement that is in Mada is indescribable. Mada's successful treatment here at CURE Malawi has been possible because of your prayers, support, and the get well messages you constantly send Mada. Thank you so much for helping transform Mada's life! Photo of Madalitso

Dec 09, 2020

Mada is heading to the OR today! Our CURE Malawi doctors told Mada that this morning his frame will be taken off! The joy that Mada has is overflowing! His grandmother said, "It is like dreaming, a dream that is coming into reality. I am ever excited and so thankful!" Children like Mada who walk to a CURE hospital with clubfoot and then walk home with corrected feet, their lives are changed both physically and spiritually. Thank you so very much for standing with us in prayers and support for Mada and his family during all the time in and out of the OR. Photo of Madalitso

Dec 07, 2020

It was supposed to be today that Mada would have his frame off, however, the plan has changed. The doctors assure us it will be soon! Please remember Mada in your prayers. Photo of Madalitso

Dec 04, 2020

Today Mada has been watching the storyline on TV about Jesus and His crucifixion. "I do not like how they beat up Jesus and hanged Him on the cross. It looks painful and not friendly," Mada told us with a sad face. This gave us the chance to explain to Mada why Jesus had to go through that painful moment. Mada now understands that Jesus paid for all our sins and we are free from sin, clubfoot, and we can talk to him how we feel! This week, Mada has received so much teaching from our spiritual team and he is learning new things each day from the Bible! Being the last day for his frame, Mada is so excited. Please keep Mada in your prayers! Photo of Madalitso

Dec 03, 2020

Many times, as we watch our children do their art in the playroom, they draw or write something that is in their hearts; things that matter to them. Today, Mada built a tower using big lego blocks. We asked him why he made a tower and he told us the mobile network in his village is poor so it's a cell tower to improve their connection. Keeping those connections with friends and family who are far away is important, but the greatest connection, we told Mada, is the connection between him and Jesus! Even if we do not have a cell phone signal, we can always talk to Jesus! Keep Mada in your prayers as each day that passes gets him closer to his removal of the frame! Photo of Madalitso

Dec 02, 2020

"Yesterday I was in so much pain, but today, I can fight a LION!" Mada exclaimed! Your prayers and encouraging messages helped Mada feel loved, cared for, and remembered as he fought through yesterday's pain. Thank you! Photo of Madalitso

Dec 01, 2020

We can all see the smile that is on Mada's face. However, this boy has been having a hard day today. As his leg is correcting really well, Mada feels so much pain but our CURE Malawi nurses helped him with some painkillers. Please continue to pray for Mada as this week is the last week to have his frame on! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 30, 2020

Mada is in the dressing room where his grandmother takes full responsibility to help our CURE Malawi nurses in cleaning the pins and making sure the frame is clean and dry! The doctors saw Mada this morning, and they said that by the end of this week, Mada's frame will be good for removal. Please keep Mada in your prayers!

Nov 27, 2020

Today is a slow day for Mada. Some of his friends in the ward are going home and Mada is kind of bummed about this. This friendly buddy will have his frame reviewed next week and then our doctors will let us know whether they are going to remove it or wait a bit longer. Please keep Mada in your prayers! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 26, 2020

Happy to get his frame cleaned and looked after! Mada is really excited each day the nurses tell him a few more days to go! Mada is learning how to read and understanding the Bible. Please pray that Mada will soon be fluent in his reading skills and ability to share the Bible stories! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 25, 2020

"I have never acted as Joseph, Jesus' father, before - but today was the day, and I had fun!" Our children had an amazing day with missionaries who came by to share the story of Jesus. Mada was picked among others to be "Joseph" and this helped him to understand the birth of Jesus and being a father. Many thanks to the missionaries for their great work! In other news, Mada's frame is going to be removed next week if all goes well after reviewing the x-rays! Please continue to stand with Mada in prayers and support for his spiritual and physical healing! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 24, 2020

Making a circle bigger! Mada is a teacher today-this morning. He has been teaching his friends how to play cards - the way he knows how to play - and it turns out that everyone loves Mada's way! While healing with his frame, Mada keeps us entertained and smiling. Please continue to remember Mada in your prayers! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 20, 2020

Mada is making everyone laugh, as plays with a stuffed animal. Yesterday, Mada told us that someone gave him this toy and that he will use it to entertain other children in the ward! While in bed, Debora and her friend went to Mada's bed to get entertained. Mada finished his turns yesterday, and his doctor will see him soon to tell him what will happen next. Please keep Mada in your prayers! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 19, 2020

Mada is doing so much better, and today is the last day doing frame turns! Mada is so happy that the turns are finally over. Hopefully, after Mada has his x-rays, he will not need another frame. We are praying and encouraging Mada that if he has to go down for another frame, it is only to help him. Please join us in prayers and support! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 18, 2020

Each day that Mada is here at CURE Malawi, his leg gets so much better. The reason for keeping him here at CURE Malawi for longer is to ensure that his foot is getting the best correction! Even though Mada has been here for longer than expected, we never saw him being bored or grumpy. Thank you so much for praying and sending Mada get-well messages! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 16, 2020

Mada had all the attention during ward rounds. Our CURE Malawi doctors say that this boy is healing up fast and there are no complications! Mada will continue his pin site care, and hopefully, he can go home next week. Please keep Mada in your prayers! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 13, 2020

"One day I will be able to ride a real bicycle," Mada told us with a laugh. While he can barely use his right leg, he finds himself on the stationary bicycle in the physical therapy room extremely joyful and having fun! Mada will stick around for a few days so that the nurses and the physical therapists complete the turns and ensure that Mada is healing up well! Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 12, 2020

We could not believe what Mada was doing with his leg! Just six months ago, the leg that is being used to do tricks was in a metal frame. Today, that leg has got tricks that Mada calls "Leg overhead." Imagining after the treatment, "I will run, and play like never before," says Mada. This boy will be here for a few days then he will be going home. Thank you for your prayers and support, Mada's condition is really improving each day because of your contribution and support! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 11, 2020

Compared to the first time Mada was here, you will not believe how strong, courageous, and funnier this boy has become! "My favorite part of being in the hospital here at CURE is when we go into the playroom and learn about Jesus and about Christmas stories," Mada laughs. While Mada is getting his framed taken care of, it seems he will be here for another two or three weeks. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 10, 2020

"I had a great time today getting to know new vegetables and roots that even in my village we do not have, like beetroots," Mada said from far in the back. When children like Mada come to CURE, the Spiritual team makes sure that these precious kids are taught and provided with educational materials. Mada has loved the playroom so much and this has helped him to focus on his schoolwork even in the hospital! Please continue to pray for Mada as he is in the midst of frame turns to correct his foot! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 09, 2020

Mada is ready for his turns to start on the frame he has. This morning, our CURE Malawi surgeons said Mada can start them! These turns help to correct the bone in a slow, unnoticeable way! Even though there will be some pain, Mada tells us that he has the strength it takes to go down this road again! Thank you so much for your prayers and get well messages that keep Mada to keep going. Photo of Madalitso

Nov 06, 2020

Mada is an extraordinary boy. Today he told us how much he misses his home. "Each morning I go by Weru's house and get him to collect our wild mouse that is trapped in our snares. We love to hunt and I miss home," he tells us. Young boys in Malawian culture are taught how to catch wild animals and how to hunt. Even though Mada has a frame, he would set up his snares and hunt! The good thing is that his frames are always clean, and healing up already! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 05, 2020

Mada's operation to put on his frame took about three and a half hours. It was long, but he made it through with no problems! Since he's done this once before, Mada understands and is prepared for the discomfort that comes with a frame slowly correcting your clubfoot. He is such a strong guy! Please keep Mada and his grandma in your prayers. Photo of Madalitso

Nov 04, 2020

"I am ready to have my other foot corrected though it hurts so much. I will go through the pain to have my foot corrected," said Mada. We know that this boy is a super strong and courageous as he tells us how he feels about his next surgery. His words are the words of perseverance. Mada understands very well what it takes to go through this process and we promise him that we will be here for him no matter what. Please stand with us as our CURE Malawi doctors are putting a metal frame on Mada's leg to slowly straighten it out! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 03, 2020

This smile can tell how happy and hopeful Mada is. "I miss you and this place. I am so happy to be back and to get my other leg get fixed," said Mada. Our CURE Malawi doctors are going to schedule this boy for his second operation! Very soon, Mada will be deformity free! Your support and prayers will be greatly appreciated! Photo of Madalitso

Nov 02, 2020

It's boardgame day so of course Mada is back! He was barely through the door when he threw himself into the competition. We're happy to have this guy back! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 31, 2020

Times really flies! From the time Mada arrived until today, we have seen a brave and courageous young man go through some pretty difficult surgeries and recoveries. Today, we are glad to tell you that Mada is in the last phase of his treatment! Both of his legs are in casts and he will be going home! With joy, Mada showed off how he can lift both his legs, a sign that he is well and good to go home. Our CURE Malawi doctors will see him again in a few weeks to have his casts removed. Please continue to pray for Mada as he returns home! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 30, 2020

Mada is feeling good enough today to go to the OR and get his frame off! Once the frame was removed, he got a fiberglass cast on which is stronger than a regular cast and will provide support as his now frameless straight foot gains back some strength! Depending on how Mada does tomorrow, he could go home over the weekend! Please pray for him. Photo of Madalitso

Jul 29, 2020

Mada is not feeling so hot this morning. He did not sleep well last night and our CURE Nurse are encouraging him to stay in bed as much as possible today. With some rest and our nurses looking after him, we have no doubt Mada will be back on his feet very soon! Please stand with us in prayers as Mada could have his frame off and a new cast on his left leg as early as tomorrow! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 28, 2020

"I never thought the doctors would make the decision to have my other foot operated without a frame," Mada told us with his thumbs up. He excited about the thought of finally having two straight feet! Thank you so much for your prayers and support for Mada. As he is still with us here at CURE Malawi, Mada still needs your prayers and support to fully finish his healing! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 24, 2020

Mada had a successful surgery! The doctors were able to correct his left foot in an operation which took about three and a half hours to complete. This morning Mada is a good bit of pain though. Our nurses are looking after him, but please send your prayers and support to help him through this tough time. He ended up not having his frame removed yesterday and that will be done in a surgery next week. Photo of Madalitso

Jul 23, 2020

Mada is going to have his surgery this morning! Please pray for that everything goes smoothly. Our CURE Malawi doctors are going to correct his left foot this time. Mada will need a wheelchair to move around and his mother has shown amazing care and love for her son Mada. Please keep both Mada and his mother in your prayers for strength! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 22, 2020

Do you know what it means when you get this look from Mada? It means he is happy and there is nothing to worry about as he is going to the OR tomorrow! The CURE Malawi doctors officially scheduled Mada's left foot operation and he's just a little bit excited! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 21, 2020

As usual, Mada is back playing board games, but with his mom this time. It all helping to pass the time as he waits for his next surgery. Please continue to pray for him! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 17, 2020

Mada has a big week ahead of him next week! First he is going to have his frame removed and a cast put on to finish the healing process. Secondly but in the same visit to the OR, Mada's left foot will get its surgery! It's a lot, but we want to make sure that when Mada goes home (maybe in two weeks?), he has both feet healing! When Mada found out the plan he asked, "Is there another way (without a frame) to operate my left foot?" Thankfully, our CURE Malawi doctors say this foot shouldn't need a frame which Mada is pumped about! Mada will need your prayers though as he goes through all this! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 16, 2020

When Mada and Mgwayisi meet to play a game, all the moms come to watch as these two are the best (and most competitive) players in the ward. Things can get really interesting! Mada is doing great with his frame. Please keep praying for him! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 15, 2020

"I'm waving goodbye to the frame!" Mada laughed from under his mask. Even though Mada has some more healing today, he got the news that his frame can come off as early as next week! Until then, Mada will continue to make sure that the frame pin sites are clean and dry. Thank you so much for your prayers and support! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 14, 2020

It's been a chill day for Mada. We are trying to keep him entertained with balloons and plenty of coloring books. Mada really loves coloring! Keep him in your prayers as our doctors are still monitoring his healing progress. Photo of Madalitso

Jul 13, 2020

"I like the mask because it keeps me warm," said Mada. While it's a convenient side effect, these CURE provided masks are to keep Mada and everyone else safe from the virus. Another side effect of the virus is that is has caused transportation prices to skyrocket to the point where it makes no financial sense for Mada and his mom to go home and then come back here to CURE Malawi in a little bit. To help them out, they'll be staying here with us which has the added benefit of the best frame care around! We are so grateful for your prayers as this young man is getting better and better each day. Photo of Madalitso

Jul 10, 2020

"I know you cannot tell if I am smiling or not, but I AM!" Mada joked with us! His readjustment of the frame operation went well. Thank you so much for your prayers and support for Mada! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 09, 2020

Mada is going to the OR! Today our CURE Malawi doctors are taking Mada into the OR to adjust the frame. Jimmy, our Spiritual Director encourages and listens to how Mada feels about the operation. Lately, Mada has been in so much pain and has not been happy. Please continue to pray for him. Photo of Madalitso

Jul 08, 2020

Mada is going into the OR tomorrow! The doctor said that his frame needs a slight adjustment and this can only be done while Mada is sleeping soundly while under anesthesia. Mada is nervous to go down in the OR again, so we pray for peace over him as he goes through this step. Photo of Madalitso

Jul 07, 2020

Madalitso has been playing with his buddy Pemphero this morning. Meanwhile, our medical team––doctors, nurses, and physical therapy––are still helping Mada maneuver the external fixator. This past week, Mada told us his favorite color––red––as it represents the heart! Mada has been here for some time so we ask that you pray for his long time wish to be able to go home. Photo of Madalitso

Jul 03, 2020

Madalitso (Mada) is doing really well! Though physical therapy has not been easy for him, we believe that with your prayers, Mada will get through this. Our CURE Malawi doctors recommended that he does more exercises. Mada has been in bed resting to get ready for his exercises in the afternoon. Please keep him in your prayers. Photo of Madalitso

Jul 02, 2020

Our CURE doctors think that we still need to keep Mada here for a few days. But Mada’s faith is so strong that regardless of how long it takes for his feet to get fully corrected, he will put on a pair of shoes one day! Mada holds a small-sized pair of shoes hoping for his future healing. Please help us pray in faith with Mada and support him in his healing journey! Photo of Madalitso

Jul 01, 2020

Even though it is freezing cold here at CURE Malawi, Mada insisted that we take him to the swing. He had so much fun! We still need to keep an eye out of Mada’s healing progress as we clean the surgical site as needed. Please continue to keep him in your prayers! We understand that being at the hospital for a long time can be tiring, but we are trying our best to find ways to make him feel close to home! Photo of Madalitso

Jun 30, 2020

Mada has been watching The Jesus' movie and it has been his favorite show on screen! Mada's doctor encouraged him to be patient since he still has a few weeks to go until his frame is ready to be removed. Mada will be hanging out with us at the hospital as he waits. Please continue to keep him in your prayers! Photo of Madalitso

Jun 29, 2020

Mada has an awesome smile that it is irresistible! His healing is slowly, but heading in the right direction. Please keep praying for him. Photo of Madalitso

Jun 26, 2020

Madalitso is a super strong young man! We know it's not the most fun thing but because you are praying and encouraging him, Mada is able to stay strong! Our CURE Malawi doctors are going to keep him here for a while to keep an eye on his frame. Please continue praying for Mada. Photo of Madalitso

Jun 25, 2020

It is winter in Malawi, the cold wind kept all our kids in bed to be warm! Madalitso is doing really well and his doctor said they will continue slowly turning the frame on his foot. Though it is very painful, Mada is a brave boy-withstanding it all for his good! Please keep praying for him. Photo of Madalitso

Jun 24, 2020

Our CUREkids team in Malawi had a short break and during it, Madalitso had his operation! Our CURE Malawi doctors have put metal frame that will help Mada's foot slowly straighten. This process takes a few months to get full correction, but it gets the best results! We will keep you informed on Mada's progress. Please keep him in your prayers as he is going through a healing process! Photo of Madalitso

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