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“I have had this problem for a long time and my parents told me that I had my legs deformed since I was four. I have been taken to quite a lot of hospitals for help, but I haven't seen any change,” Divason tells. Divason is a young man who has … Read more
“I have had this problem for a long time and my parents told me that I had my legs deformed since I was four. I have been taken to quite a lot of hospitals for help, but I haven't seen any change,” Divason tells. Divason is a young man who has faced trials well beyond his years. But still he is a friendly guy who likes to talk about how he fights to overcome the challenges of his legs. Divason was born like any other kid, but his legs begin twisting and bending when he was just four years old. His legs became so painful that he could no longer walk even just one block. The pain compounded his mobility issues and he eventually dropped out of school. When he sought help at his local hospital, he was only given painkillers and sent back home.
Divason is the only child of his single working mother and they quickly learned they can't afford the expensive medical intervention needed to correct Divason's legs. But like many families in Malawi, Divason and his mother are not alone. They have a strong and supportive family who refuse to abandon them. It was Divason's aunt who first learned about us here at CURE Malawi and she has fought so hard to get Divason here.
"Once I get treated, I would love to return to school and I believe CURE Malawi can help me achieve this goal," Divason finishes with hope in his eyes.
Diva is going home tomorrow and his doctor said we will see him again next year. When Diva returns, he will have to get his second leg operated on. "Once I get home, I would like to visit my friends and tell them about CURE hospital," he told us and it seems we have an ambassador to represent us! Keep Diva in your prayers as he prepares to go home.
Divason successfully had his frame removed! We thought he would have a cast, but the doctors said his leg looks great - no need for the cast! Thank you so much for your prayers and support. Divason will be around still for a few days to be observed, and his leg is wrapped in a bandage. Let's complete this healing with Divason with lots of love and prayers!
Divason is in the operating room getting his frame off! This journey took about four months with the frame, and today is the last day Divason will have this metal frame on his leg! Once Divason gets his frame off, his leg will be in a cast for a few weeks. Please keep Divason in your prayers!
As Divason waits for his frame to be removed, he looks after it and keeps it clean. Our CURE Malawi doctors will review his x-rays and make a decision whether to remove the frame or keep it for a bit longer. Divason is ready for either decision. He is a very quiet boy, but he loves to read!
Divason is back! After a few weeks at home, Divason is here this week for a check-up. Our doctors will review him since he has had the frame for about three months and it is about the time to see if his bone is well corrected. Please pray that his healing process goes well. Divison said he wants to return to school in January. Join us in helping Divason to bring his hopes and wishes come true through prayers and support.
Once again Divason was practicing his physical therapy exercises. Once he gets the approval of the physical therapist, he'll be able to go home for a few weeks! He has been doing really amazing so we hope it is soon! He is so brave and courageous. All of this is possible because you are there for him in prayers and support! Thank you so very much for encouraging and praying for Divason!
Divason started his physical therapy today! He is already walking well and his physical therapist is happy with how Divason is learning to get around with the bulky frame on! Your prayers and support are making a huge change in Divason's life! Please keep praying and sending those get well messages!
The doctors said Divason can start some basic physical therapy this afternoon! This is earlier than we expected, but is a testament to how fast Divason is progressing! Your prayers are really making a huge improvement in Divason's life!
Divason had a successful procedure where he had his metal frame installed on his leg. In case you weren't sure, now you know what it looks like! Those little nuts and bolts will be adjusted to slowly adjust the angle of Divason's leg. It is a long and difficult process, but it will get the best results. Your support and prayers are appreciated as Divason is stuck on bed rest.
Divason is being prepared for his operation this morning as our CURE Malawi doctors explain to both him and his mother what will happen in the OR. Divason is going to have a frame installed on his leg which will allow the doctors to slowly correct Divason's disability over time. The process takes longer but has been shown to get the best results! Please cover Divason with your prayers as he gets ready to go into surgery.
Divason is here at CURE Malawi with his Aunt seeking help for his bent legs. His legs cause him a lot of pain and have ultimately caused him to drop out of school. Our CURE Malawi doctors are going to correct his legs and we can't wait to get started! Please lift Divason up in your prayers/
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