Fredrick

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  • Age12
  • Conditiona joint condition
  • Next Appointment 01/02/2019
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Fredrick's Story

“My schools mates laugh and mock me, they call me the one with bent leg, this pains me,” emotionally shares Fredrick.

When was a baby he had rickets however the family thought they would eventually clear off because he was fat and they w… Read more

“My schools mates laugh and mock me, they call me the one with bent leg, this pains me,” emotionally shares Fredrick.

When was a baby he had rickets however the family thought they would eventually clear off because he was fat and they were not very visible. 2008 was a year of double tragedy it is the year the father passed on, it also the year it became visible that his problem was getting out of hand and worrying.

Brenda, Frederick's mother took him to the hospital, “I took him to the hospital we were told that bones on the knee seating on different position and there is need for an operation. We were given a follow up appointment for the operation on a later date; we went back home that was in 2008. Due to difficulties to finding transport money to go for the operation, I only managed to take him for operation in 2013.”
His disability is very visible and as a result it has attracted vices such as mockery from friends and it breaks Fredrick emotionally. “Sometimes he comes home crying because his friends laugh at him,” says Brenda, she also adds that “there was a time I witnessed it when a child from the neighbor came home to laugh and mock him, he got so annoyed that he wanted to beat him but I restrained him.”

Our brilliant twelve year old boy has a condition called bowed leg which is basically the outward bending of the leg on near the knee. This condition has been like a monster that has attracted much emotional anguish for Fredrick. It also restricts his playing capabilities, his leg pains when he walks a long distances and when he plays with friends.

His grade four teacher once approached his mother advising her to take him for treatment because he is intelligent with good class performance. When we asked him what he would want to be when he grows up, Fredrick answered in a determined voice, “I want to be a pilot, so that I can take care of my mother and family.”

He is the second born in the family of six. Thankfully there is a local organization called 'Bukwasho bwa Zambi' (Help from God) that identified him and upon assessing his condition, arrangements were made for him to be brought to CURE Zambia with logistical support from the organization.
He his optimistic for his treatment that lies ahead and he is putting God first, “I want God to work for the leg to be healed!” Join us in praying for this dynamic young man!

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Aug 15, 2018

Fredrick came through for his follow up review and his leg has attained good correction! He has been advised to use less of the crutches when walking. He will come back for another appointment after six months, we thank you for all your prayers for Fredrick! Photo of Fredrick

Jun 18, 2018

Fredrick has gone back home! We caught him with his mum a few minutes before departure and Brenda was full of praises, "I am thankful to God and the people at CURE Zambia for the work they are doing to my son!" We also took advantage of their short visit to share your get well messages and prayers with Fredrick. Luckily, there is a team going for a mobile clinic in the same town Fredrick is coming from so they have given them a lift back home. We will see him soon, please continue praying for Fredrick! Photo of Fredrick

Jun 14, 2018

Fredrick is back! He is doing well and his leg is coming up pretty good! Dr. Lastroni has prescribed physiotherapy for him so he will be with us for a few days for his physio sessions. Pastor Lubasi took advantage of his stay, he encouraged him and shared the love of Jesus Christ! Photo of Fredrick

May 18, 2018

After Fredrick's operation a bandage was put on around the wound. Today the bandage has been upgraded to a cast to ensure that there will be no disturbance to the leg which is currently healing well when he is at home. He has been discharged and will be back for review in June! Thank you for your continued prayers for Fredrick! Photo of Fredrick

May 17, 2018

Fredrick is recovering well! He is still confined to his bed, but he says he is not experiencing pain which is good to hear. Fredrick is a strong boy you and we'd love it if you joined us in prayer for him! Photo of Fredrick

May 16, 2018

When Brenda was asked during the doctors rounds how she is feeling that her son has been operated on and seeing him lying on the bed with a straight leg, she was so happy that she couldn't express herself in words but instead bursted into laughter! Yesterday's operation has brought happiness and relief to Fredrick and the mother. He is experiencing some pain, but you can join us in praying for him that his pain reduces and that his recovery would be quick and smooth! Photo of Fredrick

May 15, 2018

Fredrick had his surgery today! A metal plate was inserted near the knee to straighten the leg. Dr. Lastroni was very happy with the outcome of the operation and after looking at the X-ray he described it as “genius!” Fredrick needs your prayers, please remember him! Photo of Fredrick

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