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  • Conditionbowed legs
  • Next Appointment 03/11/2020

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Nanga's Story

“I worry about her every day, I wonder what will I do to assist my child,” shares Nanga's father, Kenny.

Nanga’s condition has been a huge source of concern and worry for all the members of her family, especially her father Kenny. Her … Read more

“I worry about her every day, I wonder what will I do to assist my child,” shares Nanga's father, Kenny.

Nanga’s condition has been a huge source of concern and worry for all the members of her family, especially her father Kenny. Her parents noticed that her legs were bent when she was about three years old and the bending has continued for the past 11 years. In trying to find a solution for her condition, Nanga was taken to a local hospital a few years ago. Once there, a visiting surgeon did surgery on both her legs but there was no follow up review because the visiting surgeon did not come back to that hospital. After some time, her legs started bending again and this was tragic for Nanga. Her family did not know where to get further treatment and the situation became worse.

Nanga is the last in this family of five and the only one with this condition. She is in school in fifth grade but of late she hasn’t been going to school often because she experiences pain when walking. As a result, she misses classes because of the pain in her legs. Because of her previous experience, she's afraid of hospitals. Thankfully, her cousin came across our hospital Facebook page and saw before and after photos and videos of patients who previously had surgery and were healed. She contacted the hospital and received information on how to go about bringing a patient to the hospital. After gathering all the information, her cousin went to visit them and told Nanga about CURE Zambia. Kenny, Nanga's father says he was very surprised to see Nanga excited about coming to the hospital after her cousin talked to her about CURE Zambia.

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Jan 17, 2020

Nanga's malaria has cleared up and she has been discharged! She is going home with straight legs and no malaria! At home, she be will walking with the support of crutches for few weeks. Thank you for partnering with us to bring healing to Nanga! We will keep you updated on how she will be doing when she comes back for her follow up in a few months! Photo of Nanga

Jan 15, 2020

Because of the malaria meds, Panja's has improved compared to yesterday. She was able to eat without difficulties and from the orthopedic side, she has been cleared! Depending on how her malaria treatment goes, she may go home later this week! Please pray for Panja's healing! Photo of Nanga

Jan 14, 2020

Yesterday, we were putting portraits of CURE Zambia nurses on the notice board in the ward. This caught Nanga's attention. This morning, when she saw our Storyteller, she told him to take a photo of her and she wants it to be added amongst the the nurses's photos. The young girl seems to find inspiration in the work our nurses and health care assistants do. Medically, Nanga went for physical therapy today. Sadly she was a little bit weak during the exercises. This prompted our team to do a malaria test and she was found to be malaria positive. Thankfully we were able to get her on the malaria medication immediately after that and she'll be right as rain in no time! Please be praying for Nanga because even with the proper medication, malaria is no fun. Photo of Nanga

Jan 10, 2020

Nanga has continued with physical therapy and today she showed some very good progress! She has graduated from walking on the rails to walking with a walker! Her steps are still shaky but getting stronger every day. Our physical therapist Conrad says he will asses her again on Monday to determine whether to continue keeping her here at CURE Zambia or if she can go home! Photo of Nanga

Jan 09, 2020

Physical therapy has welcomed Nanga back! Her casts have been removed, an x-ray was taken, and Dr. Lastroni is happy with the results. What is remaining is her physical therapy. Naga has to relearn how to walk, but with straight legs now! Our physical therapist Conrad is on hand to assist her throughout the physical therapy. Help us to thank Jesus for Nanga's healing and pray for strength as she is going through the physical therapy! Photo of Nanga

Nov 21, 2019

Good news for Nanga, she has been discharged and she is going back home! There is huge difference in how her legs use to look when she came in and now as she is leaving. She will be back again in the first month of next year for the follow up review when the casts will be removed. Join us in praying that the healing goes on well at home! Photo of Nanga

Nov 20, 2019

Nanga had an X-ray taken today; day one, post-surgery. Thankfully the X-ray shows that the correction was successful! Join us in praying that the post-op healing goes very well and without any complications. She is under observation and will be discharged in a week. Photo of Nanga

Nov 19, 2019

Panja went for surgery! Dr. lastroni and Dr. Muntanga performed surgery to correct both her legs, and it went very well. Our beautiful girl is recovering now. Please pray for her comfort as she recovers! Photo of Nanga

Nov 18, 2019

Meet our lovely beautiful girl Nanga! She is from the northern part of the country. She has bowed legs and is here with her father Kenny. We are excited that they finally arrived to the hospital after waiting for years not knowing if there was treatment for her legs. Please be praying for Nanga's healing! Photo of Nanga

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