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Mary's Story

"After the mobile clinic she used to trouble me asking when are we going to the hospital [CURE Zambia], people laugh at me I want to go so they can make my leg straight,” shares Mary, mother to Mary.

Mary is a nine year girl who was born … Read more

"After the mobile clinic she used to trouble me asking when are we going to the hospital [CURE Zambia], people laugh at me I want to go so they can make my leg straight,” shares Mary, mother to Mary.

Mary is a nine year girl who was born without any disability. When our young girl was four years old, she fell ill and developed a growth on her leg near the knee. For a long period time, our young Mary was in pain, the growth was eventually removed at a local hospital but it caused some devastating effects. After the growth cleared, Mary could no longer walk like she used to. “After her leg got healed from the growth on the leg, she stayed for almost seven months without being able to walk. When moving, she used to crawl or push herself on the ground,” shared mama Mary. She had to learn to walk two times and after some time, our young girl started l walking slowly until she eventually started walking properly. Sadly, before the family could celebrate the excitement of her walking, another complication developed. The same leg which had the growth slowly started bending abnormally outside, near the knee, and it was getting worse as she was growing older.

This opened another chapter of hospital visits in search for healing for Mary. In local hospitals they were told this condition (right knee laxity) could only be handled by a specialist. There was a period of time were they were told that a specialist would visit the local hospital, this turned out to be a long hospital stay without being seen. “We went to a local hospital where they said a specialist doctor would visit soon, we stayed for almost a month in the hospital until I gave up and went back home without the doctor coming.” With the unsuccessful hospital visit, all hope was lost that their daughter would ever get healed, they instead enrolled her in school and she would occasionally complain of pain when she walked a long distance.

Her mother heard an announcement at church of an upcoming mobile clinic by our team which was made possible in collaboration with a local branch of World Vision. They came through for the clinic, Mary was examined, and they were told to come for her surgery at CURE Zambia but the mother had little hope that Mary would be attended to or eventually be healed. Mary kept on asking her mother when they would be coming because she really wanted her leg to be straight. Mary's persistence coupled with some encouragement from church mates convinced her mother and she agreed to bring her. Her mother says she is now hopeful, "I am now hopeful. From the time we started off from home, I believe in God and I have seen and heard testimonies from those who have been through this hospital before." Thank you for your prayers and support for Mary and being a part of the hope that comes with healing!

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Jun 11, 2019

Smiles at last! Mary got her shoe raise today. Her walking has been stabilized and she no longer needs crutches when walking as she can walk independently! Mary is happy with her new found freedom through healing. Join us in thanking Jesus in for our girl's healing and also thank you for partnering with us to bring healing to Mary! Photo of Mary

Jun 10, 2019

It is playtime for Mary in the playroom! Before the kids begin playing with the different toys, they first have a school lesson as well as a bible lesson! In medical news, Mary will be going to collect the special shoe for her leg tomorrow at one of our partner hospitals. Please pray that everything goes as expected tomorrow! Photo of Mary

Jun 07, 2019

Mary's shoe raise may be ready sometime next week! A shoe raise will help her to have a balanced walk and also to reduce the possibility of her leg developing any complications when she's back at home. Please pray that everything moves well for Mary! Photo of Mary

Jun 06, 2019

There were very happy with the snacks and drinks they were given by Else from our playroom! When going back to their beds in ward they got together to show us their treats and Mary was smiling the whole time! Photo of Mary

Jun 05, 2019

The doctor during our ward rounds recommended that Mary should have a shoe raise which will make it easier for her to walk when she goes back home. Today she went to the University Teaching Hospital for measurements and she is likely to get the shoe raise before the end of the week! Photo of Mary

Jun 04, 2019

Physiotherapist Conrad was helping our girl through her session today! Mary is responding pretty well to the physical therapy and was therefore prescribed a knee brace which will help hold her knee firmly in position when she's walking. The brace will be given to her soon, and after that, our girl will be free to go home. Mary, her mother, is very proud of her daughter's healing and during our daily ward fellowship she gave a testimony about the impact healing has had and invited parents and guardians in the ward to see her before photo to see how she was before! Join us in praising Jesus for the miracle of transformation! Photo of Mary

Jun 03, 2019

Mary is back and the cast has been removed! The leg has been corrected, but will need some further examinations to check if there are any possibilities of her needing another surgery. Meanwhile, she is beginning physical therapy where she will learn to walk with her new legs! Please pray for Mary’s strength during the physical therapy sessions! Photo of Mary

Mar 21, 2019

Mary has improved tremendously post-op and it has become safe to discharge her to go home! Luckily, people back home contacted a cousin to his mother who stays in Lusaka and informed him that Mary and her mother are with us at the hospital and that she has been discharged. He came to pick them up and they will stay at his place until the time when she comes back for review in a few weeks. This is a blessing so they won't need to experience the long trip back home! Please be praying for Mary's continued healing, we will see her soon! Photo of Mary

Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Moyo was presenting Mary's case during the ward round to our medical team and visitors from Woodmen Valley Chapel who are visiting us this week. The outcome of Mary's surgery is very impressive and we pray that she continues recovering well without any complications, will you join us in praying for Mary? Photo of Mary

Mar 19, 2019

Meet Mary! She is a nine year old girl from the northern part of Zambia. She's come to CURE Zambia to be treated for a leg condition called right knee laxity. Our girl has had her surgery, Dr. Moyo was assisted by Dr. Muntanga and did a lateral ligament plasty where a tendon was transferred near the knee to hold the leg in the right position and it has been stabilized by a cast. Please be praying for Mary as she is recovering post-op! Photo of Mary

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