Ousseina's Procedure on
Ousseina is a 5-year-old girl who was born with congenital syndactyly on both hands, which means that Ousseina's fingers––the little finger, the ring finger and the middle finger––are joined together since birth. She has a twin sister named… Read more
Ousseina is a 5-year-old girl who was born with congenital syndactyly on both hands, which means that Ousseina's fingers––the little finger, the ring finger and the middle finger––are joined together since birth. She has a twin sister named Hassana with the same deformity. When the twins were born, their parents were very happy to have them. "Even when they noticed the deformity, they learned to thank God for for their babies as they trust Him for their lives" shares Maria, the twins' grandmother.
Ousseina's parents learned about CURE through a relative who was on CURE Niger’s mobile clinic a long time ago. Through financial contributions of friends and relatives, Ousseina's parents were able to pay the transportation to Ousseina and her twin sister to CURE Niger. They are accompanied by their grandmother––Maria.
Maria says that she was very pleased with the warm welcome she received from our hospital when she first arrived. She prays that her granddaughters' operation will be a success.
Ousseina was all smiles when she got her sweet treat! She also got the news she is going to be discharged from the ward. Double joy and sweetness! Ousseina will continue her recovery at our guesthouse, among her beloved friends. Thank you for your faithfulness and support! It makes a difference for Osseina every day!
Ousseina went through a successful surgery! Dr. Shelley and Dr. Andrew did a wonderful job! Her middle and ring fingers were separated. Ousseina is back in our ward, resting. Please keep Ousseina in your prayers.
Ousseina is finally undergoing her last surgery! Her sister, Hassana, is next to her, cheering her up. What a great bond these girls have! Ousseina was eager to go to the operating room, but she had to wait patiently for her turn. Please pray for our medical staff and of course, for Ousseina, during this procedure. May she find strength and joy, knowing she is a step closer to her desire to have all her fingers move freely!
Ousseina played with a red marker around her lips and eyebrows. A delicate red to go along with her bright-colored outfit. She is grateful for your messages and prayers! They give her the strength to move ahead joyfully.
Ousseina's recovery is simply great. No more bandages needed for now. Soon, she will go undergo another surgery, to correct the rest of her deformity. Thank you for helping her to get "a new life" here at CURE Children's Hospital of Niger. Your partnership helps change people's lives! Ousseina is one of them, and she is grateful for it! Continue to remember her in your prayers and support.
Ousseina took a break and breathed in the beauty of life. She is on the road to recovery. Her fingers look good, and her spirit has joy! Ousseina is such a source of joy for the people around her. Let us continue to pray for her complete healing!
Ousseina (right) is celebrating her healing progress with her sister, Hassana! What a journey! Together in pain, but also in the sweetness of recovery. What a deep bond these girls are sharing! Ousseina invites all of you to rejoice with her! She highly appreciates your prayers and words of encouragement. Thank you!
Ousseina proudly shows us her fingers! They are healing well. What great progress! Recovery takes time, love, and a good bunch of friends to keep your heart cheerful! Ousseina has all of that at CURE Niger, and she hasn't forgotten her friends from afar. She sends you greetings and a big THANK YOU for all of your care!
We caught Ousseina having fun around the guesthouse - chilling and laughing! She is doing well, and just had another round of bandage changes. Please pray for Ousseina and her sister, both are recovering and staying with us.
Ousseina was greeting us early this morning with her big, deep brown eyes fixed on our camera! She was waiting to get in the dressing room for her bandage change, and she wanted to be the first one in. Her condition has improved a lot! Ousseina will soon be ready for another surgery. Please keep her in your prayers.
We found this little cutie in the dressing room getting ready for her bandage change. There was no glimpse of fear at all! Ousseina is such a brave girl! Please keep praying for her recovery, and thank you for all your warm messages.
This one tough cookie ran to the office to check the picture she took earlier. Ousseina is definitely doing great! She has been discharged from the ward, and she has joined her sister at the guesthouse. Ousseina will have her bandage change next week. Let us continue to pray for her total recovery.
This "little joy" continues her recovery in the ward. Ousseina was all smiles when she saw her friend coming to see her. She will stay for another day in the ward, and then she will continue her healing at the guesthouse. Thank you for your warm messages and prayers!
Dr. Shelley performed another successful surgery. Ousseina had her middle and ring fingers separated. She will receive several bandages changes over the next few days. Meanwhile, she is getting some rest in the ward, and we are convinced that she will soon have her "JOY" batteries fully charged! Please continue to pray with us for her healing.
Ousseina had some pre-surgery tests taken today and, assuming the results come back in her favor, she'll be put on the operating list for her next surgery! While she waits, she got to hang out with a few volunteers we've had here at CURE Niger. The volunteers were generous enough to bring candy and coloring books for all the kids!
We are happy to have met Ousseina this morning at the guesthouse playing with her friends. When she saw us, she stood up to greet us in the manner of the police. Last time she was suffering from malaria, but today she is much better! Let's pray that she will recover well so that she can go on to her third operation.
Ousseina is having a rough day. She wasn't feeling well so she came to see the doctor only to find out she has malaria. It's unfortunately common in this part of the world, but fortunately she's staying here at CURE Niger where she has quick access to both testing and medication! She went to the ward where the nurses hooked her up with the meds she needs and she'll be back to herself in no time!
We caught up with Ousseina in the bandage chnge room this morning. The nurse in charge was cleaning her wound with great care. Ousseina is making good progress! Please continue to pray for her healing.
We found Ousseina sitting in front of the consultation room waiting for her turn to see the doctor. It's only been a few days but we've missed her smile! After the doctor checks her out, she will go to the dressing room for another bandage change. Please continue to pray for her!
We are happy to see Ousseina this morning in the bandage change room. She came to the get her first bandage change after her second operation. She is doing well. We hope to see her again next Monday. Please continue your prayers for Ousseina's complete recovery!
Ousseina had her second operation today! Similar to her first operation, it was to separate her fingers. We've done just one finger separation at a time in order to allow Ousseina the best healing possible! She's now two for two!
Ousseina is making very good progress. Check out that separated finger! This morning we saw her at the guesthouse playing with her friends. And as you can see, the wounds on her fingers are healing well. Let us pray that God will continue to perfect her healing.
Ousseina is in great shape as you can seee! She has been very busy every time we meet her: if she is not playing with the other patients, she is baby sitting patients at the guesthouse. Ousseina is waiting for her turn in the bandage room to have her wounds cleaned!
Ousseina received a bandage change this morning and according to the nurse, Ousseina is making good progress! Right after the dressing, Georgiana, the art therapist, took her and the other patients from the guesthouse to an art therapy session where she had a lot of fun!
Ousseina and her twin sister are always energetic and love to have a lot of their pictures taken. Whenever we go to the ward, they keep screaming and asking for more pictures. They love to confuse us with their names and almost never answer to their corresponding names when we call them. They are so silly yet we are glad to have them at our guesthouse and bring joy to other kids!
Ousseina continues her healing journey at our guesthouse and she has been enjoying it so far. It was very fun for Ousseina to do arts and crafts and mold clay to many different objects that represent her village!
Ousseina has recovered well from her surgery. This morning, we caught her in the bandage room, patiently waiting for the nurse to meet her. The doctor is so satisfied with Ousseina's healing progress that he decided to release her back to the guesthouse where she will continue with her healing process.
Send a Message to Ousseina
We'll deliver your message to Ousseina at her hospital bed.