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"I am not scared, just excited," Habsou tells us, her million dollar smile beaming! Habsou was born like any other baby and was a welcome addition to the family. It wasn't until Habosu began to walk that her parents noticed something was wrong. Her… Read more
"I am not scared, just excited," Habsou tells us, her million dollar smile beaming! Habsou was born like any other baby and was a welcome addition to the family. It wasn't until Habosu began to walk that her parents noticed something was wrong. Her legs were slightly curving outwards. Habou's father was convinced that the legs would straighten with time, but, in fact, they only got worse. Habsou was taken to a local health clinic and even a government hospital only to be told, over and over again, there was nothing that could be done for her. It wasn't until a CURE Niger outreach team visited Habsou's village that she learned she could indeed be healed. Habsou and her mother have now made the long trip to CURE Niger where she will get the surgery she needs to not only walk, but also run as she has only dreamed of up until now!
Habsou came back for a quick check up because one of her old surgery sites was leaking some gross pus. She had an x-ray done to see what's going on inside the leg. Thankfully, nothing appears wrong with the bones that had been operated on. Our doctors hooked her up with some medication and she'll be fine!
Habsou is passing the time by having her mother re-do her hair. It's a long process, but she's got plenty of time! While she was getting her hair done, we read her a whole slew of your get well messages which she loved. Thank you for loving this little one. She and her mother don't understand why you all care so much (we explained to them it's because of Jesus), but they feel so loved because you do!
Habsou got to join in on a little culinary lesson today with a visiting volunteer (pictured). They made no-bake coconut cookies (in the plate) and then went around the hospital sharing them with everyone!
Habsou came back for her follow up appointment and it just so happened to be near the time of our CURE Niger fashion show, so she got to participate! On the medical front, she is healing up nicely, but isn't all healed just yet. Right now, she's been scheduled for another follow up appointment in late August.
Habous's mom got their bus tickets sorted out and Habsou left for home over the weekend! She'll be missed, but she'll be back soon for her follow up appointment. Please continue praying with us that she continues to heal up well!
Two things today: 1) Habsou took part in some group art therapy where they made crowns while learning that God is the High King and, as his children, that makes us princes and princesses! 2) Habsou will be heading home soon! There's no reason she needs to be in our guesthouse and a local bus company has donated tickets to take her home so we're working those details out and she'll be leaving shortly!
After the weekend of healing, Habsou was discharged this morning! She was all smiles as she got carried out. Since she lives pretty far away, she'll be staying in our guest house for a little bit and we'll still be seeing her around!
Habsou had a visit today from a visiting radio DJ from the USA! He's here to learn about CURE and then help raise funds so we can do even more surgeries like Habsou's! She loves the attention and he was able to get a few HUGE smiles out of her which is pretty impressive seeing she's still pretty sore from her surgery.
Habsou got her surgery and everything went great! The doctors had to work on two sections of her leg, one below the knee and one above. They took a few chunks out of the bone which allowed them to position the remaining bones straight. They then put in a few pins to hold everything in place, closed up her leg, and casted her up! Our little lady is back in the ward and resting up now.
We had a chance to sit down with Habsou this morning and we asked her what she's most looking forward to when she is healed. She responded "gudu shap shap" or "run really really fast"! We're happy she's here and can't wait to help her achieve her goal!
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