Philippines - Age 15
Jayboy came to Tebow CURE for the first time three weeks ago where he was seen by the medical team at an outpatient clinic. They decided to do serial casting on his foot first so that it could be slightly corrected, making his surgical procedure easier. He successfully underwent three casting changes, and he is now prepared to proceed to the next stage of his healing journey—surgery! Jayboy wants to be able to drive a dump truck someday, and we praise the Lord that this dream is not far from reality as he goes down to the OR tomorrow. Please pray that he will experience both physical and spiritual transformation as we serve him!
Philippines - Age 4
Look who came back to visit us again! Larvyleen's lip has healed well, and she returned to the operating room to have her palate repaired. She celebrated her fourth birthday last week, and, according to Mommy Ivy, this is the best possible birthday present her daughter could have received! Larvyleen is currently only permitted to consume clear liquids and soft foods to prevent her newly-operated palate from being punctured. Please keep sending birthday greetings and get-well messages to Larvyleen as she recovers! Thank you very much!
Philippines - Age 4
Trixie has been working hard in her speech therapy sessions, but she still has difficulty producing some sounds, so she was suggested to have a videofluoroscopy, in which X-rays are used to view her palate while she speaks. The video showed that she still has a tiny gap between her palate and pharynx, which explains her difficulty. She underwent another surgical treatment which involved lengthening her palate even more to improve the physical structure of her palate and the quality of the sounds she produces. We are so grateful to God that everything went smoothly during the procedure, and we will see her again in September to check on her progress!
Philippines - Age 17
Jequiline was finally discharged this week, and she returned this morning to have the dressing on her surgical site changed. She didn't bat an eye during the dressing procedure, despite having several fresh wounds from where the skin flap was harvested and the site of contracture that was released. She'll have to go to the outpatient clinic every day to keep her wounds clean and the grafted flap alive. We appreciate your persistent prayers, which give Jequiline the courage to carry on with her healing process!
Philippines - Age 10
"Marcha marcha gagmay na sundalo sa Ginoo," Jasmine cheerfully sang in physical therapy this week! This song's English translation is "Let us march around, little soldiers of God!" Jasmine is overjoyed to be able to finally say goodbye to her casts and move on to the next phase of her recovery: relearning how to stand and walk, this time with her nicely corrected feet! To prevent the recurrence of her clubfoot, she was given orthopedic shoes to wear during the day and night braces. She was then introduced to TJ, our CURE physical therapist, who will teach her how to strengthen her leg muscles, which she hasn't used in a long time. We are so proud of Jasmine for being such a trooper, and we look forward to seeing her progress in physical therapy!