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Rex's Story

“When Rex was five, he fell down an escalator that wasn’t running. We had hilot (traditional massage) done for a month, and his leg healed. But last August, we noticed that it started to relapse. He doesn’t complain about it, and tells us it… Read more

“When Rex was five, he fell down an escalator that wasn’t running. We had hilot (traditional massage) done for a month, and his leg healed. But last August, we noticed that it started to relapse. He doesn’t complain about it, and tells us it’s “all OK”, but he has a hard time walking and running. We took him back to another hospital in October and they did X-rays, but it took too long for them to tell us what the options were. A friend of his teacher met Goldie, Tebow CURE’s field worker, and she told her about CURE. We came to clinic in December, and now we’ll have surgery. I’m very nervous, but we’ll just pray,” Rex’s mom Rose tells us.

Rex is less chatty than mom, and answers most questions with “No”, or “I don’t know”. Some of those questions include “Do you like school?” (the answer to which was a very firm “no!”), and “What do you and your friends like to do” (Answer: “I don’t know!”) After a little more discussion, he remembered that he and his friends Joven and BJ like to play Temple Run on their tablet. Despite being a man of few words, Rex has a ton of energy, even though Rose and dad Rex Sr. tell us that of their three boys, Rex, the middle child, is the least active. He also does the best in school of the three, even if he’s a little naughty sometimes.

Rex has some lofty goals for the future, which is one reason it’s important to get his right leg straight. “I want to be in the Army” he tells us, a profession Rex Sr. and Rose support. “Whatever he wants to do, we’ll support him,” both parents tell us. It’s been an up and down couple of years for Rex, we’re hoping and praying that this surgery will mark the end of his healing process, so he can look forward to his future goals.

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Mar 19, 2018

Rex has been cast free for a couple weeks now and he's been walking without a cast better than he was before! He has gained some balance, but not enough to his maximum ability just yet. Lots of exercise will do the trick, so he spent some time in physical therapy to work on muscle strengthening. When the AFO braces get here, Rex will be called back in so he will have more stability on his foot. For now, we hope that he keeps up with his exercises and will be much stronger when he comes back to see us in May! Photo of Rex

Feb 22, 2018

We haven’t seen too many smiles from Rex, and we don’t see too many smiles during cast removals, so this was quite a sight! Rex couldn’t stop watching Dr. Jun remove his cast, and was giggling at the end, telling us, “it tickles!” He’s not quite ready to walk on his almost straight foot yet, and got a new cast, but he’s getting close, probably just a few more weeks until he’s cast free! Photo of Rex

Jan 11, 2018

Rex showed off his multitasking skills today, listening to his Get Well messages as he played Angry Birds on his tablet. He was discharged shortly after, but told us that he wasn’t too excited to go home, it sounds like he was pretty comfortable here! Always a good thing to hear, but we know he’ll be more content at home, far from needles and close to his own bed. But, he’ll have a chance to come back and play in a few weeks when he comes for his follow up. Photo of Rex

Jan 10, 2018

Rex continues to be his chill self and we hope he will continue that during recovery. We found him in the playroom this morning as he waited to see whether or not he gets to go home today. We are waiting for discharge paperwork to get processed and then he'll off! We are thankful for your prayers as Rex recovers from surgery! Photo of Rex

Jan 09, 2018

Rex quietly came into the operating room this morning, just being his typical chill self. Dr. Tim arrived in town just yesterday, and Rex was one of his first cases. Rex’s injury damaged the main tendon in his lower leg, causing weakness, so Dr. Tim transferred it to another part of his foot that will give it more tension, and will allow it to pull his foot in the right direction. Simply put, Rex is back on the road to healing! Photo of Rex

Jan 08, 2018

We’re already getting the feeling that Rex is pretty chill, and during his blood draw, he just kicked back and just watched it all happen. Not a peep, not a tear, he’s pretty hardcore! We’re thankful that he was an awesome example to the little ones in the ward, who followed suit and quietly survived theirs as well. It looks like we might have a role model in the ward! Photo of Rex

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