Zambia - Age 5
“I just told myself, all I need is transport money and everything else will be resolved. Thankfully the hospital provides very delicious meals and I am very thankful for the service we have received here!" Elijah’s mother told us. We have received Elijah here at CURE Zambia and we are happy that his mother and Elijah like the place. We'll be working on Elijah's bone infection and see best how we can cure the infection. Please help us welcome Elijah!
Zambia - Age 14
Gerald has been sent home! Before we could send him home though, we had to do a few routine check ups and procedures to help with his healing. We sent him to physical therapy to get a pair of crutches. After that, the physical therapist walked with him and showed Gerald's mother a few exercises she can help him with to help him heal. Dr. Maweja also prescribed some pain killers to help with the discomfort. Lastly Lillian from the spiritual team visited Gerald and encouraged him with the word of God. For now, we will continue to pray for Gerald and wait for his follow up visit in a couple of weeks.
Collins is recovering so fast! We went to check on him and he told us “I am experiencing some pain but the nurses have given me something to help with that.” Furthermore the doctors have given Collins the al clear to go home and that got this young man excited. Collins will come for his follow up visit in a couple weeks and we will provide an update once he is back. For now Collins will return to his family. Please pray traveling mercies for Collins.
Zambia - Age 17
"I can finally wear shoes!" Mcleans showed us with so much joy. We are so happy that the young man is finally able to wear shoes. "We literally allowed him to wear shoes even as he slept because he was so overwhelmed with the joy of wearing shoes for the first time since birth," Velda the nurse told us. You can imagine how this young man feels having never worn shoes before and now he can! We created a 'shoe raise' for him to allow the foot to compensate the discrepancy that was created by the condition. For now he will be adjusting to the new feeling of wearing shoes and he is okay to make baby steps. Dr. Moyo has sent them home and advised them to come back after a few weeks for a follow up visit. "Bye bye for now!" Mclean told us in his local language.
"He is very hungry, that's why he is grumpy," Collins' mother told us. The surgery was successful and Collins has returned to the ward. Dr. Moyo decided that he would start with the right leg then operate on the left leg later. The procedure involved Dr. Moyo cutting through the bone and placing two pins to help keep the leg together. For now Collins will be in a cast and he will be observed by the nursing staff to help reduce the discomfort he will feel once he wakes up. Please pray for Collins!