Zeinab

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  • Conditiona limb deformity
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Zeinab's Story

“Zeinab is the only child we have left,” said her mom, Rabi. “Her older sister was also born this way, but she died.” The two-year-old was born with extra digits on both her hands and feet, and although it’s not immediately noticeable fro… Read more

“Zeinab is the only child we have left,” said her mom, Rabi. “Her older sister was also born this way, but she died.” The two-year-old was born with extra digits on both her hands and feet, and although it’s not immediately noticeable from afar, people still talk. “They say all sorts of things,” says Rabi. “That she’s bizarre, that she’s ‘touched’ … but my husband says it’s hereditary.” His own parents suffer from the same condition, and although it’s unclear whether they’re also scorned, it’s likely the whole family is seen as “cursed,” in some way.

But two months ago things changed - Zeinab was sick with malaria and her mom had brought her to the local health center. “I met nurses from CURE Niger there,” she says. “They said they could help.” Back in June the hospital did a massive outreach here in our own city - our nurses visited dozens of neighborhoods and health centers handing out pamphlets and talking one-on-one with potential patients, convincing them there was help. “Some people don’t believe it even if they see a picture,” said one of our nurses. “They need someone to convince them.”

Now Zeinab’s here and ready for the first of several surgeries - because she’s young and can’t handle too massive of an operation, our team will take it in steps - but soon she should have a normal amount of fingers and toes, all fully functional. “Thank you so much,” said Rabi. “Now I’m just looking forward to the day she’ll be healed.”

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Sep 22, 2020

Today, Zeinab is more relaxed. She is filling her tummy up while waiting for her turn with the therapist. Zeinab has been playing a lot at home that her bandage has turned red from the sand! We're happy to see that she's moving a lot and we praise God for Zeinab's progress! Please keep praying for her complete recovery! Photo of Zeinab

Aug 24, 2020

Zeinab received a bandage change today! She's not in great shape because she's been suffering from a fever since Friday. Her mom's taking her to our doctor right after the bandage change in order to get a diagnosis - right now is high malaria season, so that's probably the culprit, but the good news is the disease is easily diagnosable and treatable here - usually within a day or two patients start to feel better. Still, fever is never fun - pray for Zeinab to be cured quickly. Photo of Zeinab

Aug 18, 2020

Zeinab is here for another bandage change. She's not too excited about the process, but having her mom right nearby helps. Zeinab's mom just looks happy to see our nurses take such good care of her daughter's hand. Photo of Zeinab

Aug 13, 2020

Zeinab stuck close to her mom while waiting for a bandage change earlier today. Praise God that her surgical wound is healing well and she's able to come for regular after care. Photo of Zeinab

Aug 07, 2020

Zeinab's done with her first surgery! Here Djamila focuses while she makes the initial incisions to remove this girls' extra fingers. Because her surgery was small, Zeinab has already been discharged for the weekend - pray for her as she recovers at home! Photo of Zeinab

Aug 06, 2020

Please join us in welcoming little Zeinab to CURE Niger as she gets ready for her surgery! We can't wait to get her extra fingers and toes removed, but what will also be removed is the stigma and gossip that's associated with a condition like hers in Niger! Photo of Zeinab

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