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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!
Anna is back and the correction on her right leg looks good! This young girl is almost ready to have surgery on her left leg but before that, she is doing some physical therapy to to learn and get comfortable walking with her newly healed leg!
We are saying bye to Anna and her grandmother Paulina. This beautiful girl has been discharged, and she will be coming early next year for the follow-up review and continuation of her treatment. She has received an early Christmas present, which is the treatment of her right leg! She will receive a new year's present when we begin treating her left leg. Thank you for the prayers and support for Anna!
Our beautiful girl had another operation today! The surgery was done on the same leg leg which earlier had surgery. This is in line with the plan to solidify the the correction of her leg. Pray for her comfort as she is recovering from today's surgery!
Anna had another dressing change and manipulation today! With every dressing change, we are achieving a slightly better degree of correction. Thankfully as her right leg is healing, Dr. Lastroni is planning to operate on her left leg next week! And as always, please remember to be putting Anna in your prayers!
Anna was painting from her bed today the picture story was derived from the book of Genesis 25:34. Anna is enjoying the time she is spending with us in the hospital and we are also excited to have her around. Anna is due for another cast change tomorrow so please keep on praying for her!
As Anna was stepping out of our playroom, we asked her what were you doing in the playroom, she answered, "We were learning." We asked her what were you learning? And she answered, "We were learning things about God." Not the most specific answers, but we're glad it happened!
Paulina is ensuring that her granddaughter Anna is looking her best all the time! Today she was braiding her hair and she looks great! Medically, during yesterday's dressing and manipulation a significant degree of correction was achieved however Anna will have another cast change this week. Please keep on praying for Anna!
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!
Anna is strong young woman who been brought to CURE Zambia by her grandmother Paulina. Because of her feet, Anna hasn't been able to go to school and her big wish after surgery is that she can start going! Please pray for Anna as she begins her treatment here.
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