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"I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up," Zeynab shyly admits to us. "I never thought I'd be anything, but a beggar." With the lack of assistance for and the ostracization of those with disabilities in Niger, it is a heartbreaking reality th… Read more
"I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up," Zeynab shyly admits to us. "I never thought I'd be anything, but a beggar." With the lack of assistance for and the ostracization of those with disabilities in Niger, it is a heartbreaking reality that many of them will never amount to anything more than begging in order to scrape by in life. Zeynab has begged in markets since her legs first began to bow out when she was around three years old. It was in one of these markets that several CURE Niger staff found her. They quickly located Zeynab's grandmother and informed them that we can treat Zeynab's condition! Zeynab has now made her way to our hospital and is ready to take her first step to a new future filled with so many possibilities!
After her cast change, Zeynab opted to stay in our guest house here at CURE Niger because she lives a good distance away and has no family here in Niamey. We just need to keep an eye on her for a bit as we determine if she'll need any more adjustments or if she'll be good until her follow-up appointment in a few weeks! Please be praying for wisdom for the doctors and patience for Zeynab and her mother!
Zeynab is back with us just for the day in order to get a small leg adjustment and cast change! It was scheduled last week, but we missed the memo. Our apologies for the misinformation, but we're always happy to see her smile around here!
Our little Zeynab was feeling on top of her game and was discharged today! She'll finish healing up at home and we'll see her in a few weeks to check on her progress. Please continue to pray for her that the words she's heard about God during her time here will take root and she'll come back even more curious about our ultimate Healer!
Zeynab's surgery went exactly as planned! The doctors were able to essentially remove a triangle of her bone which allowed them to "break" her leg straight before sewing and casting her up. Zeynab is in some pain now, so your prayers for a speedy healing process are very much appreciated!
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