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"We're so happy to be here. We are being treated so well and I did not think there was this kind of hope for my daughter," Lawissa's mother Abire told us, a smile creeping across her face. Abire is the mother of fifteen children and Lawissa is the … Read more
"We're so happy to be here. We are being treated so well and I did not think there was this kind of hope for my daughter," Lawissa's mother Abire told us, a smile creeping across her face. Abire is the mother of fifteen children and Lawissa is the youngest. Even for Nigerien standards, this is a big family and when we asked Abire if she had plans for any more children, she just responded "We'll see what God wills" that smile of hers once again making an appearance.
One month ago, Abire had cooked for her family and then headed out into the fields to do some farm work. She left two year old Lawissa with one of her older brothers at the house. In a moment of curiosity, Lawissa managed to get near the still smoldering cooking fire and stuck her hand into the embers. Lawissa's hand was instantly and badly burned. Lawissa She rushed to the nearest hospital where her burns were treated. Unfortunately though, as Lawissa's hand healed, her pointer and middle fingers on her right hand had melted together and became stuck this way. Abire ended up seeking further medical help at a Doctors Without Borders hospital who, in turn, referred her here to CURE Niger.
Now that Lawissa is here, our doctors will separate her fingers and give this little one back full use of her hand!
Our little pinkie star has requested to be photographed which is indeed a huge step from the day she came in. She befriended the kids from our guesthouse, and now, she walks at ease around our facilities. And yes, her health has improved a lot! She will soon get a check-up, and we will get back with updates! Please keep praying for her!
Today, our little sweetheart tried to ride a tricycle, which was is too big for her. Nevertheless, she kept trying to put the wheels in motion, and she did it with a smile on her face and newfound confidence! Lawissa keeps visiting the dressing room for her bandage changes, and her wounds are healing nicely. Please keep praying for our little, pinkie princess as she continues to stay with us! May God continue to do His wonderful work in her life!
Lawissa finally gave us a smile while looking at the camera! She is still a little bit shy, but she made a great step forward and accepted us as her friends. Her hand is healing very well, and she will continue to visit our dressing room to get her bandage changed. We are hopeful to see God continually display His strength and joy through Lawissa's progress!
Lawissa's grandmother was happy to see us at the guesthouse! Lawissa is a shy, little girl, but she accommodated well with other kids. Her recovery continues to improve greatly! She will continue her visits to have her bandages changed. In between her bandage changes, she gets a lot of love and attention from our spiritual staff! Keep supporting her in your prayers!
Today, we met Lawissa in the bandage room, ready for another round of bandages! She went through the process with some tears but also with braveness. Lawissa will continue staying at the guesthouse, and she will be back in a week's time for a check-up!
This stoic little woman has recovered well from her surgery, but she still need to be around for regular bandage changes in order to keep her newly freed fingers from getting infected. The doctors decided to discharge Lawissa from the ward and they've admitted her into our longterm patient guesthouse. Since she lives far away, she'll stay with us here as she gets her bandage changes and recovers fully! As she was getting discharged, Lawissa was visited by our spiritual staff who gave her a CURE Care Kit that has a whole bunch of gifts in it including this coloring book where every page reminds Lawissa just how much God loves her!
Dr. Issa just did another wonderful job in surgery. Lawissa’s pointer and middle fingers were finally separated, and she will be able to use them as soon as she heals. For now, her hand is wrapped in a bandage. Please join us in prayer for a successful recovery.
Join us in welcoming Lawissa. She's the youngest in her big family and the first one to experience a disability from a burn. Thankfully Doctors Without Borders told her about us here at CURE Niger and we're about to get her sorted out!
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