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Ramnel's Story

“My name is Ramnel Jay but you can call me ‘Rambo,’” says Rambo, a 7 year old kid.

Rambo is a personable kid who’s wise beyond his age! He’s one who easily warms up and never runs out of things to talk about! Rambo is currently i… Read more

“My name is Ramnel Jay but you can call me ‘Rambo,’” says Rambo, a 7 year old kid.

Rambo is a personable kid who’s wise beyond his age! He’s one who easily warms up and never runs out of things to talk about! Rambo is currently in first grade and “[he] likes math because it’s so easy” according to him. He is the only child of Apple, a full time housewife and Bryan, an overseas worker. During his downtime, he loves “to play football, tennis, and upload dance videos on TikTok,” he proudly tells us about his multiple talents and skills.

Not only is Rambo wise beyond his age but he’s also experienced something that not any kid his age had usually gone through. “My Lolo (Grandpa) Ramon died when we got into a car crash last October,” Rambo tells us. “Lolo, Mommy and I were headed to get the goat my Lolo bought for my birthday celebration. As we were on our way home, our vehicle overtook another car. But because the road was slippery that time because of the rain, my Lolo lost control of his brakes, our car spun twice and we ended up hitting a wing van truck,” he recounts. Mommy Apple was thankfully unscathed but unfortunately, Lolo Ramon lost his life and Rambo broke his leg due to the severity of the impact of the crash.

A few days after celebrating his seventh birthday last November, he underwent surgery at a local hospital in their city. “The doctor only inserted a pin through his femur (the lone bone in the thigh) because he told us that the procedure would eventually make his broken bones fuse and grow back together in time. However, when he was checked again last January, the x-ray results showed that his femur collapsed and he needed another surgery to correct it. We were referred to a public hospital here in Davao City but we learned that it would take months before we could book a schedule for surgery due to the influx of patients. Thankfully, another doctor who knew someone who works for your hospital told us about Tebow CURE and referred us here. It was such a relief since I couldn’t stand seeing my son suffer. I fear that he might grow up being bullied because his leg is shorter than the other and he couldn’t walk properly,” Apple expresses.

Despite these unfortunate turn of events for Rambo’s family, they are looking forward to experiencing God’s power of healing and restoration as they seek treatment for Rambo at Tebow CURE. Thank you for making this possible through your support and partnership in what we do!

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Apr 08, 2021

Ramnel is back for his check up and now more confident in walking! He and Mommy Apple were thoughtful enough to bring the doctors and staff some food and goodies as their way of thanking us. The doctor advised him to continue doing his walking exercises at home. He will check in with us again in three months! Photo of Ramnel

Mar 03, 2021

We were greeted with a crying Rambo in the clinic today. “I don’t wanna walk!” he told us with big drops of tears in his eyes. Thankfully, Physical Therapist Shara took time to befriend him first and eventually got him to trust her. She asked Rambo to try lifting his operated leg up while with the wheelchair and then proceeded to have him stand up for a few seconds. Once Rambo was confident enough, he took little steps until he blurted out, “I can finally walk!” with a tone of shock in his voice. He even requested Mommy Apple to take a video of him so he could send it to Daddy Bryan! He is set to go home tomorrow, after staying for a month in Davao City. Rambo will see us again in six weeks and we cannot wait to see his progress! Photo of Ramnel

Feb 18, 2021

Rambo is back for a follow-up but was sad that Kuya (Big Brother), one of our nurses, was off duty. “I miss him because he’s nice!” he told us with a pout. Thankfully, he made a new friend, Weng (pictured) one of our operating room nurses, while waiting to be seen in the clinic. We are pleased to hear the news that his X-ray result showed signs of healing in his femur. He is now encouraged to sit down, which he’s wary about, but we cheered him on to focus on his goal of being able to walk and dance to Tiktok tunes. Please continue to pray for Rambo that God will give him the strength to be able to move forward in his healing! Photo of Ramnel

Feb 03, 2021

Good news! Rambo is feeling good post-op and is now cleared to go home! Not only did he receive the gift of physical healing through surgery yesterday, but he also gladly accepted the gift of spiritual healing as Child Mentor Patricia shared with him the good news about Jesus Christ this morning! As an expression of faith and gratitude, Rambo prayed together with Patricia, entrusting his life and healing to the Greatest Healer. Please continue to pray for Rambo’s healing as he recovers at home. We will see him again in two weeks!! Photo of Ramnel

Feb 02, 2021

“Rambo went down to the operating crying because he saw a photo on the internet that showed surgical tools. He was scared the doctor might use them on him during surgery,” Mommy Apple told us. Patient Ministry Coordinator Mary Ann eased him before going inside the operating room and prayed for him. If you look at the normal anatomy of our bodies, the femoral head (the head of the thigh bone) is located just right above the pelvic bone, forming what we call the “ball and socket” or “hip joint.” Due to the impact of the car crash, Rambo’s femoral head in his left leg broke and misaligned, causing it to be shorter than his other leg. In order to correct this, the medical team cut the femur to correct the angle of the bone. After the desired position was achieved, the team placed surgical plates to stabilize it during healing. Rambo is now back in the ward with Mommy Apple. Thanks for praying! Photo of Ramnel

Feb 01, 2021

In just a matter of minutes, Ramnel became friends with everyone in the ward! Since he’s been hospitalized before, we’re glad to hear that he’s enjoying his first few hours of stay with us. “I like it here! It’s like the ICU kids edition! And everyone’s so nice! I want to become a doctor here at Tebow CURE someday so I can help kids!” Rambo went on. When asked how he feels about his upcoming surgery, he told us, “[he] can handle a second surgery!” We are proud of Rambo’s fighting spirit and we ask that you continually pray for strength to be upon him and Mommy Apple as they go down to the OR tomorrow. Thank you! Photo of Ramnel

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