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“Our neighbors do not say anything, but they are always watching, staring, and sometimes laughing,” Safia’s mother tells us. When she was only five years old, Safia’s legs began to bend outwards and, while people told her family that the le… Read more
“Our neighbors do not say anything, but they are always watching, staring, and sometimes laughing,” Safia’s mother tells us. When she was only five years old, Safia’s legs began to bend outwards and, while people told her family that the legs would correct themselves, they never did. Safia has struggled to walk and has suffered the judgment of her community for an aspect of her life that she has no control over. Thankfully, one of our CURE Niger outreach clinics took place in a nearby town and our message of healing reached Safia. This young woman has now made her way to our hospital where our medical staff will straighten her legs and send her home standing tall!
Safia came by for her first follow up appointment of the new year! She had her cast taken off and the doctor checked her over. While she is indeed healing, her leg isn't yet strong enough to go around cast free. She had another cast put on and she'll be back again in March. Our little lady wasn't exactly pumped about still being in a cast, but she is nothing if not patient and understanding. We're super thankful for her attitude about the whole process!
Safia stopped back in for her follow-up appointment today. She got her cast off and her leg is healing up nicely although it is still fragile. She had a new, smaller cast put on and went on her way. It was a great little visit with this wonderful young lady, and we were pumped that we got to deliver a bunch of your get well messages to her!
Praise the Lord! Safia's surgery was a success! The doctors went in and removed a triangular chunk of her leg bone, which essentially allowed them to break the leg straight. It's not a small surgery, so please keep Safia in your prayers as she's going to be in some discomfort as she wakes up and recovers.
This will be Safia's second surgery here with us and although she's gone through this process once before, she's still rather nervous. Please be praying that her nerves will be calmed, and that she will be strengthened as she sets out on this next step towards healing!
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