Norvin never fails to brighten everyone's day with his vibrant personality! Despite being in a wheelchair with a cast on his treated leg, he remains a joyful child. Today, Norvin returned to the clinic for his post-surgery appointment. The medical team performed a minor adjustment on his cast using"cast wedging." This involves cutting the cast open and inserting a wooden block or wedge to correct the alignment. During the visit, we noticed that Norvin brought his beloved toy, which he affectionately named "Fries." He observed a tear in the toy and asked our nurse if Fries could undergo plastic surgery to fix it. It was a heartwarming moment. Norvin will be flying back to his hometown and is expected to return for a follow-up appointment in a month. We look forward to seeing him again soon!
Alicia went into the OR for bilateral proximal tibia osteotomy. This is when a wedge of bone is removed to straighten the leg. Most osteotomies for knee arthritis are done on the tibia (shinbone) to correct the bowed leg alignment that is putting too much stress on the knee's inner (medial) compartment. Alicia’s surgery was a success! She will recover in the ward for a few days. Your prayers and encouraging messages are greatly appreciated.
Lwazilwenkosi has been discharged and will return shortly for his next procedure. Thank you for your kind words and prayers. Please keep praying for him as he heals at home.
Ousseini visited us, and how awesome it was to see him running! "I can now properly step on my feet and grip the ground well. See?" Ousseini said, proudly showing us how he was running. We are blessed to witness such a significant change in Ousseini’s life. He has gone through a long journey to get here. The almost two years of surgeries, physical therapy, and casting were definitely worth it. Thank you for constantly supporting him through your donations, prayers, and messages of encouragement. "I want to thank everyone who wrote to me and helped me heal. May God bless you abundantly!" Ousseini says to all of you. He is going home, where he will continue to learn and get used to walking correctly. Ousseini will return to the hospital in one year for a check-up. Please join us in praying for him to acknowledge God’s love and care in his life. May God take all the glory, and may His salvation be mirrored in Ousseini’s life.
After a lengthy stay in the ward, Zadok feels happy to be leaving. He will return for a review in a few weeks. Thank you for your encouraging prayers and messages when he was in the hospital. Kindly keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he continues healing from home.