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  • Conditionknock knees
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Sydney's Story

For Sydney Nalishebo, it all started last October with persistent knee pain. Eventually his mother Constrida noticed a change occurring in her son as his knees seemed to grow closer together. Sydney was brought to a local clinic where an X-ray was … Read more

For Sydney Nalishebo, it all started last October with persistent knee pain. Eventually his mother Constrida noticed a change occurring in her son as his knees seemed to grow closer together. Sydney was brought to a local clinic where an X-ray was taken, showing a deformity known as knock knees. He was advised to come to Beit CURE Hospital, but Constrida did not have the funds. She spent the next few weeks working on farms to save up. Sydney himself withdrew from school in order to work in the fields and look after his uncle’s cattle. His condition constrains his activity, however, because even walking causes him pain. Once enough money was saved up, Syndey and Constrida traveled to Beit CURE where Sydney was admitted for surgery. Once his bones have healed, we hope he may have his mobility once again.

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Jul 14, 2014

Sydney came back and he's still progressing fine! Doctors had similar things to say and we're set for another check up in 6 months.

Jan 20, 2014

Sydney stopped by for another check up today. His knees are still doing well and he has no complaints. He'll be back for another check up in six months just to make sure things are still going well.

Mar 20, 2013

Sydney stopped by for his check-up today and got the good news that his knees have healed and corrected well. We're happy for him! It will be quite a few months before he comes back for another review.

Feb 27, 2013

Here is a small collage of Sydney's surgery. They took x-ray images while they put the staples into his growth plate to make sure it was the right place. http://bit.ly/XZL7cq Photo of Sydney

Feb 15, 2013

Sydney is free to go home! He will be back for a check-up on March 20.

Feb 15, 2013

In this photo, Sydney starts to wake up just after his surgery. The sticker on his forehead gages his temperature. http://bit.ly/14VTADz Photo of Sydney

Feb 15, 2013

This is an X-ray image of the staples that were put into Sydney's growth plate yesterday. http://bit.ly/14VTwUn Photo of Sydney

Feb 14, 2013

Today in the operating room Sydney had staples put into the growth plates of his knees. Over time his legs should become straight. More photos to come! http://bit.ly/X7e8oV Photo of Sydney

Feb 13, 2013

Sydney Nalishebo has arrived at CURE Zambia. Learn more at http://bit.ly/X3MPfh Photo of Sydney

Feb 13, 2013

For a few months, 14-year-old Syndey has been developing knock knees. http://bit.ly/X8re3u Photo of Sydney

Feb 13, 2013

Sydney and his mother Constrida. http://bit.ly/X8r2Bs Photo of Sydney

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