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’’I want to be a motorcycle rider,’’ exclaimed the nine-year-old boy, Adamou, while playing with a yellow car in the ward. Adamou was born with a leg deformity where the lower part of his left leg bows outwards. Like many other kids his age… Read more
’’I want to be a motorcycle rider,’’ exclaimed the nine-year-old boy, Adamou, while playing with a yellow car in the ward. Adamou was born with a leg deformity where the lower part of his left leg bows outwards. Like many other kids his age suffering from various disabilities, he was mocked by those around him - calling him ‘’disabled.’’ Despite the mean words, he continued to play with children of his age and go to school. Adamou’s parents brought him to a hospital four times to be treated but every time they got the same answer, ’’Nothing can be done!’’
One day, while they were back home in their village, a woman told them about CURE Niger. She had been here (her child had previously been treated by CURE staff), and she strongly advised Adamou’s parents to bring their child here to CURE Niger. Adamou’s father was (and still is) fighting a serious health condition, but he didn’t hesitate to send Adamou to us. With fresh hope in their hearts, Adamou’s parents sold their goat so they could pay for the trip to the hospital.
Adamou will soon have surgery to straighten his leg. When we asked him what he wants to do when he gets home, he told us, “I will go to school!’’
Adamou was visited this morning by Dr.Shelley and the medical staff. His recovery is going well! He had his cast removed, had his wounds cleaned, and a new cast was put on. Adamou will be back with us in 6 weeks, ready to have a new surgery - pin removal from his leg. Please lift Adamou in your prayers!
We were glad to see Adamou feeling better after the surgery! He is in the ward recovering. We have no doubt that Adamou will soon be at ease, as he already gifted us with a shy smile. Thank you for your prayers!
Adamou’s operation was more complex than usual due to his previous fractures. Nevertheless, the surgery was a successful one. The doctors straightened his leg out, and they also took a biopsy of a tumor that has been causing some of the problems in his leg. Now, he is back in the ward starting his recovery journey! Please be praying for strength for him, good results from the biopsy, and wisdom for our doctors.
Adamou’s mother is excited by what is going around them in the ward, but Adamou is still trying to adjust to his new setting. He was both hesitant and surprised when the nurses took his temperature. Thankfully everyone is doing their best to put him at ease and he will soon receive his surgery!
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