Faiscale

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We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Faiscale. When you give a gift through Faiscale's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like Niger. Have more questions? Ask us.

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Faiscale's Story

“It’s not a time to live in fear," said Faiscale's mother, "We must trust in God right now.” We had just asked Madima how she was feeling about her son’s operation, and right at that moment, another toddler with an almost identical conditio… Read more

“It’s not a time to live in fear," said Faiscale's mother, "We must trust in God right now.” We had just asked Madima how she was feeling about her son’s operation, and right at that moment, another toddler with an almost identical condition as her son - a burned right hand - was being wheeled out of the ward for surgery.

For many kids here in Niger, burns are a fact of life - cooking is done over open fires, mothers often have multiple under-three-year-olds to look after, and infrastructure offers far fewer controls to keep kids away from harm. Many victims, if they are fortunate enough to heal from the initial burn without catching life-threatening infections, live their entire lives with debilitating burn contractures.

Faiscale's story then, begins like many others. One year ago he wandered too near a pot of boiling soup, stuck his right hand in, and was instantly burned - now, his fingers are curled permanently inward. “His life changed a lot that day,” said Madima.

And without surgery Faiscale's life would have continued to change - growing up with a disfigured right hand is almost a curse here in Niger, where that hand is considered presentable and the left not - Faiscale’s disfigurement and his inability to perform the frequent act of shaking right hands would have excluded him from society in a significant way.

But his chances at having a normal life improved when his family heard about CURE Niger from the village school director. Now, just a year after being burned, Faiscale is here at CURE Niger to receive surgery. Our team will release the fingers on his right hand so they can bend normally again, and then tend to his wounds and his physical therapy - in not too long Faiscale will be able to live a life with two functioning and presentable hands, rather than one. Faiscale's mother is right - it is the time to trust God. In fact, it is always the time to trust in God, because he is the one who is able to restore Faiscale's hand and future.

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Mar 30, 2020

After Faiscale's bandage change today he kept trying to pull his mom's head covering down - after he succeeded she just smiled and pulled it back up, clearly used to his games. Thank the Lord Faiscale's recovering well and able to come for his appointments even with governmental restrictions on travel (due to COVID-19). Pray for special protection for him and for Niger. Photo of Faiscale

Mar 26, 2020

Faiscale is such a dynamic three-year-old - he can be laughing one second and crying the next, or cry-laughing, if that's the right word for it. He's happy now because he's with his mom and he gets to go home. Surgery went well and he'll just have to come back regularly for bandage changes and checkups to make sure his hand stays infection-free as it heals! Photo of Faiscale

Mar 25, 2020

Here Dr. Anthony is marking Faiscale's hand for surgery. During the operation, our team liberated the contracted tissue in Faiscale's fingers and inserted pins to hold his newly-straight fingers in place. In a while, he'll be able to have the pins removed, but for now he'll just need to sit tight and keep things clean while his body heals itself. Pray for special protection for Faiscale while he recuperates! Photo of Faiscale

Mar 24, 2020

Meet Fasicale! This morning when he got sick of having his photo taken he started declaring "It's good [enough]! It's good [enough]!" We're so glad he could make it into one of the last surgical slots before we close the OR for a few days (as a precautionary measure against COVID-19). We pray that after his operation to release burn contractures on his right hand, he can say "It's good! It's good!" about that too! Photo of Faiscale

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