Meet our new pal, Ruel! Because of his condition, Ruel couldn’t walk long distances without experiencing any pain or discomfort in his knees and back. This prevented him from going to regular school but he is currently enrolled in the Alternative Learning Sytem (ALS) program which is a substitute to the existing formal instruction. “I look forward to going to regular school again once I’m fully healed,” he tells us excitedly. Thankfully, this dream of his is about to become a reality now that he’s here at the Tebow CURE Hospital for surgery. Please help us give Ruel a warm welcome by leaving him messages of encouragement and prayers on his profile!
Riyan has been such a tough cookie, and we are so proud of her! Although she experiences pain and discomfort from time to time, given that a pin and 6 pounds of weight are attached to her leg, she doesn’t give Mommy Jennelyn a hard time. To make her day, Child Mentor Shierra read your get-well messages and prayers for dear Riyan! Jennelyn and Riyan are grateful to know that although they are far from their family, they have a solid circle of support away from home through all of you! Thank you for giving our patients a boost of encouragement through your messages! Please continue to keep Riyan in your thoughts and prayers as she perseveres through recovery! https://youtu.be/Q3X57Nc_6i0
“Jesus loves the little children.” Princess shared her favorite song with CURE Child Mentor Shierra. Even though she felt afraid about going to surgery, this children’s song gave Princess and Manny Ann the comfort and assurance they needed to face their fears. The medical team performed a surgery called an “epiphysiodesis.” This technique uses small metal plates called eight-plates because they are shaped like the number “8”. They are inserted into one side of the growth plates located just above and below the knee to help guide the growth of the limbs and correct the bowing in Princess' legs. It was a straightforward procedure, and Princess was wheeled back to the ward in no time! Thank you for your prayers and support in what we do. Princess’ surgery was a success!
Meet our new friend, Princess! Princess is a friendly and affectionate young lady. Even though she only met CURE Child Mentor Shierra briefly during the mobile clinic, she already loves her a lot and was happy to see her again at the hospital! Princess traveled a long time just to get here, and she is more than excited about her surgery! Please pray that her surgery will go well and she will experience God’s love and healing power during her stay at the hospital! Thank you!
We are glad to inform you that Riyan’s surgery was a success! It involved a technique called “skeletal traction” where a pin was inserted into her femur (the thigh bone between her hip and knee). A stirrup which is the metal piece shown in the video was then attached to the pin so Riyan’s leg can be held up through a pulley connected to her bed. This gradual pulling force will help realign the broken bones and promote proper healing. Riyan will have to stay in bed for a few weeks to help achieve the desired correction and realignment in her bones. Thanks for your prayers, Riyan is now back in the ward and reunited with Mommy Jennelyn! https://youtu.be/FcT0h0FiyCc