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  • Conditionhydrocephalus
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CURE in Zambia

The picture above is of CURE in Zambia. Everyone who serves with CURE in Zambia, from medical professionals to office staff, are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical and spiritual care to people who, without CURE, couldn't find it and couldn't afford it, just like Praise. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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Praise's Story

At nine years old, Praise is one of the older hydrocephalus patients we have seen here at CURE Zambia and it is a miracle that he has made it here to us. Like many of our patients, Praise was born with no complications and brought the joy of new li… Read more

At nine years old, Praise is one of the older hydrocephalus patients we have seen here at CURE Zambia and it is a miracle that he has made it here to us. Like many of our patients, Praise was born with no complications and brought the joy of new life to his family. He was fine and loving the baby life until, at five months old, he got horribly sick. His illness was beaten, but it left behind a lasting influence and threat to our little friend’s life: hydrocephalus. His family first noticed the change in their little man at six months old when his head began to grow noticeably larger. Living in rural Zimbabwe, the Nyoni’s did not have nearby healthcare resources to have Praise seen and they assumed that there was not much that could be done for him. It wasn’t until recently that a local aid organization found them and 1) knew what hydrocephalus and it’s indicators were, 2) knew about us here CURE Zambia and 3) were able to help the Nyoni’s get from their home in Zimbabwe to our hospital here in Lusaka, Zambia. It really is a miracle that this little guy has made it this far, and we're praising God that his ventricles have still allowed some fluid to drain over these last 9 years, making it even possible for Praise to be alive. Now that Praise is with us, our medical staff will treat his hydrocephalus and open up the door for this bundle of energy to enter into a new life free from the threat to his life, and quality of his life, that hydrocephalus poses!

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Latest Updates

Mar 31, 2014

Our man was indeed discharged over the weekend! Since he lives so far away (in Zimbabwe), he's been told he doesn't need to return for check ups unless things take a turn for the worse. His mother was instructed on how to care for his condition and the signs of potential danger. They were also given some contacts in Zimbabwe that can help them out in short notice!

Mar 28, 2014

Praise is scheduled to catch the bus home so we had one more day with our man! He's also taken to helping care for the little sister of one of his bed neighbors! Photo of Praise

Mar 27, 2014

Praise still can't stand on his own, but the joy this guy has is incredible! Photo of Praise

Mar 26, 2014

Give this man a bag of cheese puffs and he is all smiles! Photo of Praise

Mar 25, 2014

Praise came back for a check up and is sticking around for a few days. He's already shown remarkable improvement with his limb control, but the doctors want to keep him just to make 100% sure before they allow him to start the long trek home again! Photo of Praise

Feb 24, 2014

Praise got to go home today. We were able to send him off with a whole bag full of get well messages! Thank you to everyone who sent one!!

Feb 21, 2014

We're starting to think that the doctors may have implanted some muscles while giving Praise his surgery as this guy seems to have gotten stronger overnight! Or maybe, with the pressure in his brain relieved, he's able to put all his energy into beating us up ... Either way, we're pumped at his progress! Photo of Praise

Feb 20, 2014

As promised, here are some photos of Praise's surgery. He ended up having a shunt placed rather than the ETV we originally thought. What this means is that a pump was placed in his brain to drain the fluid out. The fluid flows down a little tube that is threaded from his head, down his neck, and into his abdomen where it empties. His body then takes care of this fluid and disposes of it effortlessly! Photo of Praise

Feb 19, 2014

Praise is out and everything went very well! We'll have some photos up in a bit.

Feb 19, 2014

Praise has just gone into his surgery! We'll let you know as soon as he is out! Photo of Praise

Feb 17, 2014

Praise has trouble walking as a complication of his hydrocephalus, but his while his legs won't carry, his voice certainly does! If this man wants your attention, he gets it! But it's always worthwhile as he is hysterical with his non-stop talking, miming, and singing! Photo of Praise

Feb 17, 2014

diagnosis: neglected hydrocephalus // procedure: ETV Photo of Praise

Feb 17, 2014

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