Kaoussar

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Kaoussar's Story

“When Kaoussar was born with a deformity, I didn’t panic,” said Kaoussar’s mother, Amina.

“God let it happen, so He would help us find a way to fix it.” Kaoussar is the youngest of eight and the only one of Amina’s children b… Read more

“When Kaoussar was born with a deformity, I didn’t panic,” said Kaoussar’s mother, Amina.

“God let it happen, so He would help us find a way to fix it.” Kaoussar is the youngest of eight and the only one of Amina’s children born with a cleft lip. People make fun of her baby, but Amina remains composed. “I love my daughter like all my other kids,” she says. “I don’t worry about what people say.”

Kaoussar’s older siblings are all in school, university, or have graduated—two of whom are already married. To attain such a level of education here in Niger is rare, especially for girls. It is definitely a treasure to be born into a family like Kaossar’s. And even though Kaoussar was born different, Amina has the same plans for her like the rest of her children. But with a cleft lip and a cleft palate, Amina thought Kaoussar would suffer ridicule and live with a debilitating speech impediment for most of her life. It would be difficult for Kaoussar to get an education, even with the support of her family.

However, Amina trusted and knew that Kaoussar’s condition could be corrected. “When I gave birth and the doctors saw her cleft lip and palate, they told me about CURE Niger right away,” she says. About a year later, Kaoussar is here, old enough to undergo surgery. First, our team will sew her cleft lip together, and, once it’s healed enough, they’ll perform the second surgery to repair her palate. Within a few months, Kaoussar should be growing up with the same opportunities as her older siblings.

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Jul 21, 2020

Kaoussar is just kind of hanging out while her surgeon, Dr. Issa, talks with her mom. From this picture can you tell that just a few weeks ago she had a cleft-lip? It's amazing how quickly babies heal from this surgery, and with a good report from Dr. Issa it looks like soon she'll be done with treatment here! Photo of Kaoussar

Jul 14, 2020

Kaoussar was all smiles with Leonie this morning ... that is until the nurse started cleaning Kaoussar's surgery wound. The cleaning doesn't really hurt, but Kaoussar is like any other baby and doesn't like to be poked and prodded by strangers. Fortunately Kaoussar's mom was by her side, patting her stomach and keeping her baby girl as calm as possible. This girl's lip is looking good and pretty soon she won't have to endure these wound cleanings anymore! Photo of Kaoussar

Jul 06, 2020

It's amazing how quickly Kaoussar calmed down after her wound cleaning this morning! The whole process was probably more frightening than painful, but all the same Kaoussar did not enjoy having her lip and nose cleaned by a q-tip. Thankfully, Amina was holding her the whole time, letting her baby girl know she was safe and protected. Afterwards, Amina held Kaoussar up to admire her cute little face. Photo of Kaoussar

Jul 03, 2020

"I'm very happy!" said Amina, Kaoussar's mom. "Her lip looks so good." We caught up with them during morning prayer rounds, right before they were discharged. Kaoussar will spend the weekend at home with her family. We'll see her again next week for a check-up and wound cleaning. Photo of Kaoussar

Jul 02, 2020

With a little encouragement from her mom, Kaoussar gave us a smile this morning! She's doing well post-surgery, drinking from a bottle and generally sticking close to her mom. Pray that she will continue to recover well and that her lip will heal quickly. Photo of Kaoussar

Jul 01, 2020

Kaoussar’s lip is repaired. It took a lot of time to “design” how his lip should look like after surgery. The doctor placed much focus and attention to connect both sides of the cleft lip into one seamless shape. We are happy to let you know that it was a success! Photo of Kaoussar

Jun 30, 2020

Kaoussar is here and ready for surgery! She was born with both a cleft-lip and cleft-palate. Our team will repair her lip first. When she is healed from the first procedure, they will fix her palate too! Photo of Kaoussar

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