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“When Kaizzer was two years old, he was trying to help clean up outside. Everyone in our neighborhood sweeps up their garbage, and dumps it into a large burn bin. Kaizzer fell into it when he was trying to dump his trash. [My wife] Mabel heard hi… Read more
“When Kaizzer was two years old, he was trying to help clean up outside. Everyone in our neighborhood sweeps up their garbage, and dumps it into a large burn bin. Kaizzer fell into it when he was trying to dump his trash. [My wife] Mabel heard him screaming, and ran in to grab him. Her feet were burned as well, but she had to get to him. We went to the hospital immediately, and both were treated. Mabel healed, and I changed Kaizzer’s dressings for two months. We also put his arm in a splint so it would heal straight. Even with all the care, his hand still didn’t heal correctly.” Kaizzer’s dad Archie tells us about the horrific event that scarred not only Kaizzer’s tiny body, but their family’s spirit.
Archie, a police officer, continues. “We knew Kaizzer needed more treatment, and we asked the city health department what else could be done. A doctor told us that they could do surgery, but there might be side effects. He couldn’t tell us specifically what the side effects were, so we declined. I was recently working at the Department of Social Welfare, where I heard about Tebow CURE’s mobile screening, and we learned that Kaizzer’s hand could be released.
Archie is very well spoken and articulate, and it appears that his son is following in those footsteps. When Kaizzer speaks, you may need to lean in to hear what his teeny voice is saying, but whatever comes out of his mouth is well thought out and deep. We’re not sure he’ll follow in dad’s career footsteps though. “I don’t think I’ll be a police officer. Or maybe I will, because dad told me I will be”, a claim that induced confused laughter from both his parents. “We’ll support whatever he wants to do!” they confirm. Kaizzer is an only child for now, but boldly tells us, “I’d like a little sister someday.” For now, he’s focused on school, where he “draws dinosaurs, crabs, and letters. My dad already taught me how to write my name. I play on the slide, see saw, and swing with my friends Lai Lai, Rendell, Kyrie, and Alexa. I also pray to Jesus that my hand will be healed.” Thanks to God’s timing, that prayer will soon be answered! Please keep Kaizzer in your prayers as well!
Kaizzer has been sick lately, so his aunt brought him to clinic early to make sure he wasn’t dealing with an infection on his hand. His hand wasn’t the culprit, so we’re praying he gets well soon! But, there are other answered prayers, his hand is looking phenomenal! So much so that we were able to remove his pins early. While most kids are afraid to watch this process, Kaizzer leaned in and intently watched Nurse Ken pull them, and besides a couple of quiet “ouches”, he was amazingly calm. Afterward, he hung out with Ella, nibbled on snacks, played video games one handed, and chatted up a storm. We’re so happy to see him doing so well!
We hoped to see Kaizzer relaxing in his bed this morning, but it looks like they were out the door to head home sooner than we thought! We apologize if we couldn't give you another picture of his adorable smile, but we look forward to seeing him again in a few weeks when he comes back for a follow-up. Even if he's not at the hospital, we will continue cover him in our prayers. Thanks for joining us!
Whether he decides to be a police officer in the future or not, Kaizzer is already displaying some pretty heroic traits! He’s in pain, but you wouldn’t know it. He’s not super chatty, but he’s not complaining at all, and honestly, after such a complex surgery, he has every right to whine a little! We even saw the hint of a smile as he laid in bed relaxing, watching TV. We know Kaizzer has a lot of people already praying for him, please join his prayer team to help him continue to heal well!
Dr. Jun flew into town last night after traveling over the holidays, and was chomping at the bit to get back into the operating room! He kicked off 2018 with quite a challenge, getting Kaizzer’s hand straightened. It took a lot of snipping, a skin graft, a few pins, and a whole lot of stitching, but the effort was worth it. Kaizzer’s going to be pretty sore the next few days, anything “hand related” tends to be extra sensitive (anyone who has ever had a paper cut can relate!). Please keep Kaizzer’s recovery in your prayers!
Kaizzer entered the ward today like a boss! Little ones are usually pretty nervous, but he was chatting away with the staff, and jumped right on the scale when it was his turn. He seems prepared for surgery tomorrow, burn contracture releases can be tricky, but we know he has a lot of prayer support behind him, so thank you for that!
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