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The story surrounding Nassourou's condition is a bit of a mystery. In order to retrieve the story, we had to go through three different translators: Fulfulde - Zarma, Zarma - French, and French - English, which probably didn't help the clarity of t… Read more
The story surrounding Nassourou's condition is a bit of a mystery. In order to retrieve the story, we had to go through three different translators: Fulfulde - Zarma, Zarma - French, and French - English, which probably didn't help the clarity of the story, but the circumstances themselves are rather confusing. Nassourou's father tells us that when Nassourou was just a young child, a large and festering wound opened up on the bottom of his shin and the top side of his foot. He tells us the family did all they could to keep it from growing and to heal it, but nothing worked. Nassourou's family eventually made the difficult trek to the nearest hospital where the staff there "healed" the wound by deforming Nassourou's leg into it's current state. Whether something got lost in one of the many translations or this hospital did indeed maim Nassourou in such a way, the fact remains that for the majority of his life, Nassourou has not been able to use his right foot. He walks on his heel and is mocked endlessly by his peers around town. Nassourou had resigned to do his best with the life he had been given until one of our CURE Niger mobile clinics showed up in his village. Our staff shared with him the hope of healing that we offer and invited him to the hospital. Now that Nassourou has made it to us, our medical staff will correct his foot and send him standing on his own two feet!
Nassourou stopped in for his first bandage change and wound cleaning today. It's a little bit of a painful process, but important in order to keep away infection and have everything heal up properly. Overall, he seemed pretty unfazed by it and just wants to do whatever it takes to get better!
Lela from our surgical staff spent some time with Nassarou this morning, right before he got discharged! He's had a good run here in the hospital, but now it's time for him to finish up the healing process at home. He'll be back for a few bandage changes and wound cleanings before his follow up appointment in a few weeks!
Nassarou's surgery was fantastic! There was a lot of pushing and pulling to get his released foot into the correct position, but the doctors were ultimately successful. Praise the Lord for a surgery well done and we can't wait to see him as he heals up and begins to walk again!
Nassourou is finally with us and we cannot wait to get this foot straightened out! Will you join us in lifting this young man up in prayer as he gets ready for surgery and the hard healing work that comes after it?
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