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“People have told us there is nothing that can be done, but we have struggled against that idea! We want Hamza to grow up strong and to live his life. We will do anything for him,” Hamza’s grandmother states, a fierce glint in her eyes. Hamza… Read more
“People have told us there is nothing that can be done, but we have struggled against that idea! We want Hamza to grow up strong and to live his life. We will do anything for him,” Hamza’s grandmother states, a fierce glint in her eyes. Hamza was born with several of his fingers fused together and while it has not affected him much in life so far, it delegates him to the sidelines of life due to the strong Nigerien stigmas against those who are different. Hamza’s family took him to a local clinic where they were referred here to us at CURE Niger. Now that Hamza is with us, our medical staff will free his fingers, sending him home with full function and freedom for the future!
Our little man's personality is back with those mischievous eyes! He's been discharged today, but the hard work starts now. He'll be back multiple times a week for constant bandage changes and wound dressings. If Hamza doesn't receive the proper after care, the whole surgery could be rendered useless. Thankfully, he's got a responsible and loving Grandmother who we know will have him back for his appointments!
Hamza is back with us for round four! His finish line of having ten fully independent fingers is finally within sight and he is so ready to get this done. Please be praying for this surgery and that he'll stay strong through it all!
The skin graft was a piece of cake for this little guy! A small swatch of skin was taken from Hamza's upper forearm and used to cover up the newly exposed finger areas that were previously joined together. Please pray that the skin graft will heal well!
Hamza is healing up nicely and already running around! The doctors took a look at him and deemed him healthy enough to head on home. We'll be seeing this little guy again shortly for his bandage changes and wound cleanings!
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