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At the time of Silvia's birth it came as a surprise to her family, for she turned out to be different from the rest of her four siblings. Her condition was devastating owing to the many myths that surround disability at birth. To make matter even m… Read more
At the time of Silvia's birth it came as a surprise to her family, for she turned out to be different from the rest of her four siblings. Her condition was devastating owing to the many myths that surround disability at birth. To make matter even more challenging, different treatment remedies were prescribed from the people in their community, among them was continuous warm compresses of the foot. Delphista adhered to this advise but it proved futile as Silvia's foot kept on bending to the outside as she was growing older. “I used to compress the leg with warm water everyday because I was advised by some people in the community that the leg will get straight over time,” Delphista, Silvia's mother tells us.
One of the saddest realities of disability in children is that it comes as a huge barrier and reduces the chances of a child getting an education because of various reasons and Silvia is no exception to this unfortunate reality. “She had started going to pre school but stopped due to the distance, she couldn’t continue walking and no one was managing to be taking her to and from school everyday,” reported Delphista.
After trying the home remedies which did not the work, it was the end for Silvia and chances of her getting healed faded away. It turned into what seemed like a hopeless situation for her and the family. Luckily, there is a man in their community who noticed her and knew about the types of treatments offered at CURE Zambia. He had brought his son who had a disability but was healed after receiving treatment from CURE Zambia. He approached Delphista and told her that her daughter's condition could be treated at CURE Zambia. That’s how they embarked on their journey to CURE for treatment. Please join us in praying for Silvia's healing and for restored hope to her family!
Slivia has been discharged! She will be back in a few weeks for her check up. She had developed a cold, but it's improving because she has been put on medication. You could be praying for her healing!
Silvia, along with some other kids, has been moved to the private ward because of the painting taking place at the the children's ward. We followed her to the private ward to share your get well messages which made her happy!
Silvia has brighten up! On Friday, she was low because she was still recovering from the anesthesia after her dressing change in the operating room. Today, she is back to her cheerful self and fun loving as always!
Silvia had an a dressing change today! It was a quick procedure and she is already resting in the ward. Her leg is healing well, she only has a few more casts to go before completing the entire healing process!
Silvia was all joyous today because there was singing in the playroom! There were lots of fun Christian songs for kids which was more fun than getting a cast which was supposed to happen today but was postponed to tomorrow!
Today was Silvia's review day! She had her cast removed in order to inspect her wound and she will have another cast tomorrow. We found her in the corridor with her mum so we asked them where were going. Delsphista said, "She was saying that she wants to play with her friends in the playroom, I am taking her there!" Please play for the quick healing of her wound!
Silivia stood against our newly painted wall in the ward! Yellow is the new color for the children's ward and very soon an artist will come to draw some Bible scenes on the walls to be reminding the kids about the Bible stories they hear each day! The larger potion of the ward has been painted already and all these creative efforts are meant to make our CUREkids feel loved and cared for!
When love for each other is at the center, happiness and smiles become contagious! Silvia has made some friends here at CURE Zambia - Charity, Emmanuel and Benson. They are each other's pillars of happiness on their healing journey!
Today we shared your get well message and prayers with Silvia! Your messages have brightened her day and she looks forward to them and your prayers are strengthening her, we appreciate your participation in her healing journey!
Our playroom table is a colorful mixture of blocks and our kids were all busy creating different structures! Silvia has surrounded herself with the friends she's made here they've been spending time together in the ward and in the playroom. Please keep remembering our sweet girl in your prayers!
Silvia's foot keeps on getting better and healing well! She had another dressing change for her cast today and she is doing fine after the procedure. She is likely to go home and be back in the next couple of weeks for follow up!
Silva did not go for her dressing change today, it has been rescheduled to tomorrow! We found her attentively watching TV in the ward with Charity and some of our other awesome kids. Please continue joining us in praying for our beautiful girl!
Silva is back! They didn't end up leaving town when they left the hospital, they stayed close by at a relative's place in Lusaka. She is back and looking beautiful with her plaited hair. Silvia enjoyed the playroom with our other kids and she will be going for a dressing change of her cast tomorrow in the operating theatre. Kindly put Silva in your prayers!
This is a glimpse of the major ward round which happens every Wednesday involving the medical staff, nursing staff, and members from our spiritual team. Dr Lastroni decided that Silvia have her cast change from the out patient department (OPD) which was a quick procedure. She has been discharged and has now gone home. Please join us in thanking Jesus for the healing Silvia has encountered so far and also pray for her traveling mercies back home!
Silvia has made some friends, John and Ephraim! We found her doing a counting competition with the new friends who cheer her up. Silvia will be going for a cast change in the operating theatre soon, please remember her in your prayers!
Silivia has brightened up! Thanks for your prayers, Silvia’s pain has reduced and she was in the playroom playing different games and interacting with members of a family that are friends of CURE who came all the way from the States to visit CURE Zambia today! In this photo on the table there was Ada, John, Silvia and Silvia’s mum, Delphista.
Silvia is feeling kind of low today. Delphista says, "she has been complaining of pain." Yesterday's procedure has ignited some pain for Silvia so please pray that the pain goes away during the weekend!
Silivia had a dressing change today and it was quick procedure! Her leg is getting in shape and she still has a few more cast changes to go. Please continue praying for her throughout her healing journey!
The playroom is turning out to be one of Silvia's favorite places! It reminds her of school and she feels as if she is in a classroom when she's there. She is going for a dressing change tomorrow, kindly remember her in your prayers!
Our cute girl was supposed go to the theatre for her dressing change today but it was cancelled and will she will probably go in later this week. This did not deter her from keeping herself busy though! Straight from the playroom, then to eating her food, then back to the same activity she was doing in the playroom! We found her busy painting, an activity she is really enjoying! Please continue praying for Silvia!
Our beautiful girl Sylvia keeps getting better by the day! She and her mother Delphista have gotten used to the friendly hospital environment. She will be having a dressing change this week. Please be standing in prayer for SIlvia!
As a way of welcoming Silvia and the mother, Pastor Lubasi visited them in the ward to encourage and pray for them. Sharing of the Word of God and prayer is an everyday practice at CURE Zambia, it's good seeing Silvia and the mother participating in this!
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