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"The other girls at school use my foot against me in arguments. It makes me hate them because there is nothing I can do," Hassana tells us, her emotional pain evident in her strong words. When Hassana was just three years old, her foot began to def… Read more
"The other girls at school use my foot against me in arguments. It makes me hate them because there is nothing I can do," Hassana tells us, her emotional pain evident in her strong words. When Hassana was just three years old, her foot began to deform. She soon found herself unable to lay her foot flat and walked around with it permanently in a "tip-toe" position. She doesn't remember ever walking normally, but her family tells her stories. She only knows the pain, both physical and emotional, that her condition brings her. She dreams of going to school and being able to focus solely on her education rather than the taunts of her peers. Thankfully, Hassana found out about us here at CURE Niger when one of our radio advertisements played on her radio. Daring to hope, she has now made the journey to our hospital where our surgical staff will fix her foot and will have her walking out of here with her head held high and her foot flat!
Hassana is a happy soul today. She is laughing, having fun, and making jokes! We are happy to see that she is enjoying herself! Hassana and Ema, from our spiritual staff, were making jokes about Hassana’s friend Aissa - about her gold tooth. Pray for Hassana that every day is as fun and happy as today so that she will not be homesick as well as make other peoples days filled with fun like she made Aissa’s today!
It's day one after surgery and Hassana is already being discharged! She is feeling a ton better and excited to be free of the ward. She will be staying at our patient guesthouse as she goes through her healing process so we will be seeing her around!
Hassana has had her surgery today! The doctors released some of the tendons in her foot in order to lengthen them. This will prevent her heel from being pulled up and she will be able to walk properly again!
"I'm not afraid, I'm excited about (the surgery) in fact. I'm happy I'm going to get healed!" says Hassana (R). We are overjoyed to have Hassana and her big smile around. She is such a happy person to have and is already making friends in the ward.
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