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Anna is an eleven year old girl who was born with clubfoot. Unsure what to do, Anna's parents did nothing. Her grandmother Paulina initially tried suggesting they go to a local hospital to find treatment, but Anna's parents were not comfortable wit… Read more
Anna is an eleven year old girl who was born with clubfoot. Unsure what to do, Anna's parents did nothing. Her grandmother Paulina initially tried suggesting they go to a local hospital to find treatment, but Anna's parents were not comfortable with that idea. Since then Paulina has done her best to live her life with her feet the way they are. She is one of five children and, because of her feet, the only one that cannot make the long walk to school.
Sadly, over the past few years both of Anna's parents have passed away. Pauline first moved in with her grandmother and was then moved to live with her brother near us here at CURE Zambia. One day, as Anna was walking around her brother's neighborhood, someone saw her and advised that her that her feet are treatable through surgery. They referred her to a local hospital which in turned referred her here to us at CURE Zambia.
It's been a long, roundabout journey, but we are thrilled that Anna has made it here to us. We are even more excited to get started on her treatment and can't wait to see her walk out of our hospital tall, proud, and on two straight feet!
Nurse Luyando and healthcare assistant Charity pushed Anna from the ward to the to the OR were she has been taken for a cast change and manipulation of her foot which had surgery last week. This little procedure just makes sure everything continues to heal in the right place. As expected, it went great, but please still keep praying for this little one!
Anna has had her surgery! The surgery was done by Dr. Lastroni and a visiting orthopedic surgeon Dr. Davey. They decided to first work on her right foot. It is exciting that after 11 years of living without treatment, Anna has finally started down the path to correction! Please join us on her healing journey by remembering to be praying for Anna!
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