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Ara Jane's Story

“I think being left behind when my friends go out is one of the hardest thing for me, so I pray I will be able to stand and walk and do all the things that I hope to do,” says Ara Jane.

Ara Jane is a gift to her community. She is an exc… Read more

“I think being left behind when my friends go out is one of the hardest thing for me, so I pray I will be able to stand and walk and do all the things that I hope to do,” says Ara Jane.

Ara Jane is a gift to her community. She is an excellent singer, a sweet daughter, a responsible sister, and a loyal friend. “My daughter helps us a lot at home. She can wash dishes, clean the house, make her own bed. She has never really walked, but she tries her best to help and live her life hanging out with friends and her grandmother." her mother Aida tells us. She continues "Ara Jan graduated from elementary school and started high school a year ago and then she stopped. She told me that she felt ‘embarrassed because of her legs.' "

Aida found out that Ara Jane had a deformity when she gave birth at home. “When I gave birth, I immediately saw that Ara Jane’s legs bent up to her neck and we didn’t get to see a local doctor until she was three months old. We were recommended to have surgery when she got older, but we never really had the money to do so,” adds Aida.

Through the help of their local government, Ara Jane and her family were referred to a CURE Philippines mobile clinic and found out about the surgical treatment that can help Ara Jane to stand on her feet for the first time in her life! Even though they have financial constraints, Aida says, “God heard our prayers when I asked Him to send someone to help my daughter.”

Thank you for partnering with us in giving hope to Ara Jane! Please pray for her healing!

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Mar 02, 2020

Six months have gone by so fast! For Ara Jane, her past six months have been filled with a whirlwind of events such as undergoing surgery, to recovering, to learning how to walk, and now attending her very first prom! Ara Jane and Aida were grateful they got to be part of Night to Shine, a worlwide movement celebrating God’s love for teens with special needs. Although she was in her wheelchair as she passed through the red carpet, she felt tall and proud like a royalty! We thank Go and all of you for how far Ara Jane has come in her journey! Photo of Ara Jane

Jan 20, 2020

Look who's back? Ara Jane travelled back to Davao for her follow-up appointment and showed us what she's been working on throughout her Christmas break! She's been practicing how to stand and walk with her walker, especially as she gets ready to walk at the red carpet for the Night to Shine prom in a couple of weeks! Ara Jane's follow-up appointment in physical therapy gave her new tips on how she can look straight and stand tall as she moves forward in physical therapy!

Dec 09, 2019

Ara Jane is back at Tebow CURE for another physical therapy session. Her hard work was rewarded when our donors from Metrobank gave her some early Christmas presents filled with school supplies and treats! She will be staying with our partners "Seeds of Dignity" while she works with our physical therapists in the next few days to complete some walking and strengthening exercises! Thank you for supporting Ara Jane in her recovery! Photo of Ara Jane

Nov 15, 2019

Ara Jane had one last hurrah doing her walking exercises with our physical therapists before going back home! We are so proud of her of her big improvement in terms of being able to stand for a longer period of time! Before saying goodbye, she made sure to pose with our PT and interns who has help make her exercises more bearable and enjoyable! She is excited for her family to see her progress and we are excited as well to see her again in two weeks! Photo of Ara Jane

Nov 04, 2019

We loved seeing the mother-daughter tandem, Ara Jane and Aida hustling their way through physical therapy! As Aida was in charge of stretching Ara Jane’s legs, Ara Jane was in charge of making sure that Aida’s counts were correct. So far, Ara Jane is doing pretty well with her walking and stretching exercises thanks to the support of Aida and all of you who are praying for her! Photo of Ara Jane

Oct 28, 2019

Ara Jane visited physical therapy first thing this morning and diligently did her exercises. So far, she’s doing a great job and there were no tears shed this time! Afterwards, Doctor Shelley (pictured) had to unfortunately inform Ara Jane and Mommy Aida that they can't be going home anytime sooner since they live 3 hours away from the hospital and they need to visit us often for Ara’s PT sessions. Although Ara’s healing journey might take a while and she will be separated from her family for some time, Ara and Aida are hopeful and positive throughout the process knowing that God is for them and people like you are in this journey with them! Photo of Ara Jane

Oct 25, 2019

No wonder why Ara Jane was having some pain standing up, she had a sore on her sole from her cast removal the other day. Doctor Shelley made sure to put a plaster on it so it would heal and dry up quickly before she gets discharged. Afterwards, Ara Jane and Mommy Aida took the chance to have a photo taken with Doctor Shelley “so our family back home will get to 'meet' her,” Aida told us. For now, they will stay at the Seeds of Dignity shelter and they will be back next week for Ara Jane’s physical therapy sessions! Photo of Ara Jane

Oct 24, 2019

The past 2 days mark a new milestone in Ara Jane’s healing journey! For the first time in two months, she has finally tried to get up on her feet! Although there were some shrieks calling for “Momma!” and some tears, coupled with determination and encouragement from the physical therapists, she was able to stand up straight! It may take a while for her to get used to this new normal but we are hopeful to see God continually display His power and strength through Ara Jane’s progress! Photo of Ara Jane

Oct 22, 2019

Ara Jane is back at Tebow CURE after spending a good full month with her family and friends back home! "She's been all over the neighborhood in her wheelchair!" Aida told us. She visited the OR today but only for a quick cast and suture removal procedure. Before heading down to the OR, Child Mentor Patricia had a chat with her and prayed for her. Photo of Ara Jane

Sep 23, 2019

Today, Ara Jane heard the good news that her wound’s culture test came back negative which means, she is healing well! Before visiting physical therapy, she was served some healthy lunch by Pastor Loloy from Seeds of Dignity to give her the energy she needs to work on her exercises. Afterwards, TJ, one of our physical therapists, worked with Ara Jane on some exercises to strengthen her core and hips. Thanks to your prayers, Ara Jane will finally be reunited to her family this week and we will get to see her again next month! Photo of Ara Jane

Sep 20, 2019

Ara Jane's birthday celebration was extended today when she read all of your Get Well messages! She wants to let you know how thankful she is to hear from all of you! You've made Ara Jane's day! She is going back to the Seeds of Dignity care center over the weekend and will check back in with us on Monday! Please continue to pray for Ara Jane's healing, so she can finally go back home! Photo of Ara Jane

Sep 19, 2019

Ara Jane's room was filled with love and celebration today! Nurses, Tebow CURE staff, and our partners from the Seeds of Dignity were present to sing "Happy Birthday" and share words of encouragement. Soon, she'll read all of your birthday greetings as well! It was quite a party with cake and ice cream! We prayed for Ara Jane as she continues to experience God's bountiful blessings this year! Photo of Ara Jane

Sep 18, 2019

Ara Jane was told the news that she will not go back home until Monday next week which means she will get to celebrate her 16th birthday with us tomorrow! Although a bit bummed, her homesickness was replaced with gratefulness and joy as we read her your get well messages! We ask that you send words of well wishes, affirmation and birthday blessings her way to make her day extra special! Photo of Ara Jane

Sep 17, 2019

Ara Jane went down for a quick cast change in the OR today. She was hungry but still had a smile on her face. We love knowing that Ara Jane always finds something to smile about, hopeful for her future. Without a doubt, her outlook will help her as she continues to heal! Photo of Ara Jane

Sep 16, 2019

As expected, Ara Jane is back at Tebow CURE for admission. Since Ara Jane will need to be under anesthesia during her cast change, she is being admitted today and will head to the OR tomorrow. She's a bit nervous to see needles again, but her excitement supersedes any emotions knowing that she's be headed back home after this procedure. Her friends are waiting for her back there and she is looking forward to reuniting with them! Before that happens, we are praying that Ara Jane's quick procedure goes well tomorrow! Photo of Ara Jane

Sep 09, 2019

“I already got my appetite back and I have been eating A LOT,” Ara Jane told us smiling. She was back here at Tebow CURE during clinic because she ran out of medicine, but she has been feeling and doing great even without them! Doctor Shelley stocked her back up just in case Ara Jane has a "bad day" and needs them. She will be back again next week for some cast change and hopefully to go back home if her wound is healing well and there are no infections! Please continue to lift her in prayer so she could be reunited with her family and friends as soon as possible! Photo of Ara Jane

Sep 02, 2019

Though Ara Jane had a quiet weekend, she was reflective on what God is doing in her life and woke up refreshed and renewed this morning. We actually saw her sitting up for the first time since surgery! Her appetite is back and she's feeling so much better except for having "itchy toes." Thanks to your prayers, Ara Jane will be discharged today and will stay at the Seeds of Dignity Care Center - one of our local partners. That way, she can stay within the city as we keep an eye out for her! Ara Jane will check-in with us on Monday for a follow-up! Photo of Ara Jane

Aug 30, 2019

Ara Jane went down the OR again this morning to have her casts changed. Good thing Daddy Pedro came to Tebow CURE to see her since she was in a lot of pain. Sending her get well messages and prayers would mean a lot to encourage her in this difficult time. Please pray that God’s comforting presence and sustenance will be with Ara Jane’s family as they go through this long process! Photo of Ara Jane

Aug 29, 2019

Pastor Jeff and Pastor Totong came by to share three gifts to Ara Jane and Aida. The first one is the he gift of presence as they spent time praying with them as Ara Jane recovers. Another one is the gift of music while Pastor Totong plays and sings worship music. And finally, the gift of God⁠ when Pastor Jeff shared the truth of the gospel that is freely given to everyone. Aida was comforted and Ara Jane continued to sleep through the pain. Thank you for being a part of Ara Jane's healing so she can hear and experience the love of God at hand! Photo of Ara Jane

Aug 28, 2019

It was a busy morning. The OR was full and tools were spread out across all the tables—scalpel, clamps, suction, drills, pins—you can name it and the OR staff had it ready. Both Dr. Jun and Dr. Shelley were in the same OR to work together and on Ara Jane's legs. We prayed with Ara Jane before going down to the OR and again before rolling into the OR. We prayed before surgery and continued to lift her up during surgery. Ara Jane was so brave and she knew that you were all thinking about her! Six hours later, Ara Jane's surgery was over! Recovery will be challenging after such a major surgery, but we know that she'll persevere as we encourage her through it all! Photo of Ara Jane

Aug 27, 2019

After seeing Ara Jane at a Tebow CURE mobile clinic, we couldn’t pass the chance to get to know Ara Jane and her community! We went to visit her hometown and met her family, friends, and neighbors. She was unsure and nervous about surgery, but thankfully, she is surrounded by an amazing community who supported her decision to push through treatment. She made it to the hospital today and wanted to ask for prayers for her surgery tomorrow. Would you pray with us? Photo of Ara Jane

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