Vincent

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  • Age6
  • Conditionclubfoot
  • Currently In Hospital
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Vincent's Story

“From where the mobile clinic was happening and were we stay it’s about 30km, and I carried him on a bicycle to take him to be seen,” shared Mabo, father to Vincent.

Vincent was brought to one of our mobile clinics in Luapula province … Read more

“From where the mobile clinic was happening and were we stay it’s about 30km, and I carried him on a bicycle to take him to be seen,” shared Mabo, father to Vincent.

Vincent was brought to one of our mobile clinics in Luapula province with severe clubfoot. This seven year old boy came with his father who had tried getting him treatment earlier when he was two years old but it was unsuccessful. “When he was two years old I took him to a local hospital, they started putting him in casts. He had about three cast changes and the the legs were not improving, they said they can’t take him for surgery because he was still young,” recalls Mabo.

Despite not achieving the desired results, Mabo remained hopeful that his son would get treatment one day because he had heard about CURE Zambia and known some kids who had received treatment here. “After the failed hospital attempt, I was not worried because I knew that one day we might get a chance to come to CURE Zambia because I knew of some kids who had similar conditions who were treated and healed here. From that time we did not try any other treatment, we were waiting for him to grow up and bring him here for treatment.”

Five years later, Moba’s prayers was answered! One day he was listening to a local radio station and heard about the upcoming visit of the CURE Zamia team for mobile clinics in that area, ”I was listening to a local radio station that’s how I heard of the announcement that the team from CURE Zambia will be having a series of clinics. I made some follow ups to verify the announcements, I confirmed that the the announcement was real. Our nearest clinic was happening 30km from where we stay. I carried him on a long bicycle ride to go attend the clinic. After he was seen and booked for surgery by the medical team, we went where the pastor (CURE's Spiritual Director, Pastor Harold) was seated who told us that they will be going back to Lusaka the following week and offered to carry us along. After hearing this, I felt good because that is what I have been wishing, for my son to have surgery for a long time.“

Vincent's clubfoot disability has deprived him of the privilege of being in school because he is unable to walk long distances. When he does try, his feet start giving him pain and his parents thought it will be more like punishing him to enroll him in school, for he would be taking painful walks to and from school. Just like any other child around his age, Vincent plays with friends. The play is not always fun for our young boy, some days Vincent comes back home crying and angry because someone was laughing at him or mocking when playing, “He plays with his friends and when they laugh at him he gets angry and sometimes he cries, but I always encourage him that you will also one day put on shoes,” recounts Moba. Join us in praying for Vincent and supporting his future of attending school and wearing shoes through the gift of healing!

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2 days ago

Vincent's recovery post-op is still progressing, he was unable to go to the playroom but he was given some papers and crayons to color from his bed and this kept him busy! Please be praying for his speedy recovery! Photo of Vincent

3 days ago

Vincent had his second surgery today! In the quest to get complete healing for both his feet, Vincent had his second procedure today on his left foot. He now has casts on both his feet which will make getting around more of a challenge! He is recovering post-op so please pray for his comfort and for his patience with the process! Photo of Vincent

Nov 12, 2018

We found Vincent hanging out with his new friend Timothy! He has been slowly making some friends and has been spending more time with them and we are noticing that he's becoming more happier when he is with his friends! He is likely to have a dressing change and get a new cast this week, please remember to be praying for him! Photo of Vincent

Nov 09, 2018

Nshima is widely enjoyed in Zambia and Vincent also loves it! We found him munching on his meal and asked him whether we could join him, he gladly accepted! Please continue praying for our generous Vincent! Photo of Vincent

Nov 08, 2018

When nurse Ruth was busy writing notes in his file, Vincent was busy entertaining himself as he was looking out the window. Today he was in bed most of the time with his leg elevated because he had a dressing change yesterday. Our boy needs your prayers, please remember to pray for him! Photo of Vincent

Nov 07, 2018

Vincent went in for a dressing change today! The old cast was removed and the wound was cleaned, then a fresh cast was put on. His foot is looking good and the correction is coming along very well. Once the right foot is healed, we will move to the left. Please continue to be with us on Vincent's healing journey by remembering to pray for him! Photo of Vincent

Nov 06, 2018

Today Vincent was in the playroom where the kids were assembling a puzzle together, Else came to their aid and helped them solve it faster! Because of his time spent in the playroom, Vincent has started making friends which makes the healing process go faster! Please continue praying for Vincent, that he would experience both physical and spiritual healing! Photo of Vincent

Nov 05, 2018

Vincent is getting stronger! He is able to push himself in a wheelchair and because of that, today he even joined the rest of the kids in the playroom to play. He might have a cast change this week, please keep praying for Vincent! Photo of Vincent

Nov 02, 2018

Vincent is getting better by the day! He was outside on the grass keeping cool under the shade because Zambia is experiencing hot temperatures. The discomfort he was feeling on the leg that was operated on is slowly fading away, please pray that by the end of the weekend he won't feel any pain! Photo of Vincent

Nov 01, 2018

Vincent and his father Moba participated in our daily ward devotion this morning! It was held near his bed so from there, they both joined in the singing and prayer with other parents and guardians who shared testimonies and messages of encouragement to each other. Our Pastor Lubasi led them in prayer. Vincent continues to improve post-op and please keep your prayers coming for his healing! Photo of Vincent

Oct 31, 2018

Good news for Vincent! Within a short period of being with us, he has received his surgery! Dr. Moyo started with his right leg were a talectomy was done. After it heals, we will move to the left leg. He is currently recovering steadily post-op, please be praying for our boy as the first few days after surgery are usually tough! Photo of Vincent

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