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Philip's Story

“Yay! I’m finally going to get legs! When I get legs, I’m going to roam around with my friends Gabriel and Kurt!”

Philip tells everyone who will listen the exciting news that he will have surgery at Tebow CURE Hospital. Born without… Read more

“Yay! I’m finally going to get legs! When I get legs, I’m going to roam around with my friends Gabriel and Kurt!”

Philip tells everyone who will listen the exciting news that he will have surgery at Tebow CURE Hospital. Born without legs below his knees, Philip gets around by walking on his knees, while using his hand for balance. Surgery will prepare him for prosthetics, and then he’ll be standing tall! “Our neighbor’s child had surgery here last year, and my sister also heard about CURE. We visited clinic in December, and then I got the text saying he was scheduled for surgery!” mom Evelyn says as she proudly shows us the confirmation text on her cell phone. She continues, “We were on a list with another organization a few years ago, they were supposed to help us, but it fell through.”

Evelyn tells us more about her sweet, yet precocious son. “Sometimes he’s bullied at school, but for the most part, he’s the leader of the craziness! He’s a little mischievous, and he’s well known in our neighborhood. He likes to play tag, and he wants to be in Boy Scouts, like his brother.”

Evelyn can’t help but wear a huge smile when she talks about Philip, the adoration she has for him is undeniable. But she admits, his birth was a rough start. “I had high blood pressure before Philip was born, and after he was born, the nurses began to panic, saying, “We’ve never seen anything like this!” The doctor got mad and kicked them out of the room. My blood pressure went up further, because I wondered what was wrong with my baby. They wouldn’t let me see him for an hour, and when I finally saw his hand, which is made up of just two fingers, all I could do was close my eyes. Three days later I saw him again, and just cried. I had such pity for him. My husband cried as well.”

Philip, who moves non stop, is far from an object of pity now, and Evelyn’s feelings have completely changed. “I’m so grateful for him. I really love this kid! Everyone loves him! His aunt is sad when he’s not around, because she loves being with him.” We can’t wait to see Philip in his prosthetics in the near future, leading the craziness on two feet!

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Apr 23, 2019

Philip had his leg molded for his prosthetic today! We are starting with one leg to make sure everything fits well, then we will do the second shortly after. This will also ensure that both lengths are equal, and Philip will be able to make the most of his roaming around time! He was very nervous about the process, and was certain that being in the exam room meant more pain was headed his way, but was pleasantly surprised when we told him he was “all done”! Even after that, we still didn’t see a smile, but we’re sure it’ll return when he sees his new leg! Photo of Philip

Feb 25, 2019

Our normally cool and happy Philip was a little sad and distressed today at clinic. Ironically, his right leg looked great, but the spot where we removed the little nubbin on the left leg ended up infected and quite painful. Nurse Ken got him all cleaned up and back on track, and showed mom Evelyn how to take care of it once they're at home. We’ll check him in a bit to make sure the infection has subsided, but then it’s just a waiting game, waiting for Philip to heal enough to get prosthetics, and start running on two legs! Photo of Philip

Jan 28, 2019

“Sorry, we’re out of Avengers wheelchairs!” joked the physical therapy team as they fitted Philip with a wheelchair to use. The one that fit best happens to be a Disney princess themed one, but we all know that Disney princesses are fierce too! Philip was just happy to have a way to get around as he continues to recover! We’re so grateful to our donors for helping make recovery and healing as easy as possible for our kids. While Philip was in, he had his dressings changed. Everything is healing well, so unless something comes up, we won’t need to see him until the end of February. Photo of Philip

Jan 18, 2019

Philip slipped out early this morning before we got to say goodbye, but he had a good end to his day yesterday! After a rough start, some prayer and a Jollibee party allowed him to finish his Thursday on a high note! He’ll be back in a few weeks so we can see how he’s healing, but please continue to pray for Philip as he continues to recover at home. Photo of Philip

Jan 17, 2019

Even though today wasn't a day full of giggles for Philip, he was still encouraged during his time of recovery. He had a fever last night and that thankfully went away this morning. Our church partners from the US came by to pray for him and Evelyn as they spent time in the playroom and after that, he got to hang out with a Jollibee mascot–who tends to make a lot of kids happy. We pray that he gets rest and a better sleep tonight after all the fun things that he did today! Please continue to pray for Philip! Photo of Philip

Jan 16, 2019

“I told him to be brave, but now I’m nervous!” confessed Evelyn from the ward while Philip was down in the operating room having surgery. Dr. Jun removed the deformed flap on Philip’s right leg, and stitched it closed so that now it has a smooth, strong base that will allow a prosthetic to fit well. The left leg only had one tiny nubbin of skin that needed to come off, and Dr. Jun removed it within minutes of surgery starting. “Nubbin” is a new word for our surgical staff, and the goofy sound of it brought a lot of giggles. We have a feeling that if Philip was awake during this conversation, he would have been laughing too! Photo of Philip

Jan 15, 2019

“The most annoying thing for me to hear is when Philip gets called ‘wayti’, a short cut term for ‘no feet’” Evelyn tells us. That’s one of Evelyn’s struggles as a mother and it builds up some anger in her when she hears people calling Philip other names. But today, her heart is filled with joy! She looks forward to seeing Philip with legs soon. But in the meantime, Dr. Shelley makes sure that Philip is all ready for it! Please pray for Evelyn’s heart to be truly filled with joy that comes from God and for Philip’s surgery to be successful! Photo of Philip

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