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"We don't know what caused it and why it happened," said Mariama Hachirou's mother. Hachirou and his older brother were both born with knock knees. "Everyone treated us as cursed people and would try to avoid us as much as they can," Mariama told u… Read more
"We don't know what caused it and why it happened," said Mariama Hachirou's mother. Hachirou and his older brother were both born with knock knees. "Everyone treated us as cursed people and would try to avoid us as much as they can," Mariama told us. Hachimou could not go to school because kids would make fun of him at any given time. They would try to knock him down because of how weak he was. Wherever Marama and her husband went looking for help they were instantly turned around saying that they do not know how to treat that condition. Everyone in their village would encourage them to either get rid of the kids or find a way to hide them from the world so that they could keep their family name clean. The whole situation has made their whole family depressed. The kids are being made fun of and excluded while the parents are berated for bringing bad kids into the world. Mariama learned about us when CURE Niger went to her village for an outreach to raise awareness. "When I heard that there may be a solution for my kids I was overjoyed because over the last years this was the greatest news I've heard!" Thank you for your part in bringing great news to this family, please join us in praying for healing, both physical and spiritual!
Hachirou got to participate in some sand art today! After that, the visitors who had brought the sand art, put on a skit. They acted out the story of the time Jesus fed 5000 people who were listening to him preach. The moral of the story that these visitors drove home was that there is nothing God cannot do, even providing them correction for their conditions!
Hachirou went ahead and got himself discharged today! He'll be sticking around town for a few more check ups, but he was super pumped (as you can see from that smile) to get out of the ward which can be kind of boring!
Our big man is no worse for the wear after yesterday's pin revision! He's back to his sassy self. One thing we didn't initially notice when we took this photo, but love about it is his mom's (Mariama) expression. You can tell how much she loves her son and how much joy she gets from his interactions with the world, even simple things like making faces for the camera!
Hachirou is back in the ward and heading back into surgery! Our goofy man isn't going in for a real procedure today, just a pin revision. One of the pins helping to reinforce his leg has shifted a little and is poking into his knee. The doctors will put him to sleep and then move the pin so it doesn't poke and damage anything! It's a nice quick procedure and he'll be back to causing trouble in no time!
Hachirou came in today to chill and play with some other patients as well as with Emma from our spiritual staff. They played the game memory together (the one where you have to remember where two tiles with the same image are located). At the end of the game, Emma asked them what the game taught them. Hachirou responded by saying that it helps him build his memory skills so he'll be even better at school when he goes back!
Hachirou had a successful surgery! It was pretty straight forward, the doctors cut Hachirou's bone in his leg and then proceeded by putting two pins in his leg after adjusting the bone to be straight. The two pins will hold the bone in place until it heals. Then they bandaged him up! He is in resting and recovering, please be praying for our boy!
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