Beatrice

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  • Age10
  • Conditionbowed legs
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Beatrice's Story

“When I grow up I want to go into the medical field so I can be help people,” Beatrice dreams.

From the time Beatrice was still a baby, it was evident that something was not right with her legs. People kept assuring Ruth, Beatrice's mot… Read more

“When I grow up I want to go into the medical field so I can be help people,” Beatrice dreams.

From the time Beatrice was still a baby, it was evident that something was not right with her legs. People kept assuring Ruth, Beatrice's mother, that Beatrice would outgrow her odd looking legs. Beatrice struggled through her crawling phase and when she started walking, her legs were visibly bent. She has a condition known as bowed legs. When this now ten year old girl turned four, Ruth took her to a local hospital where they were unfortunately told there was no hope for Beatrice. This hospital said since Beatrice was born with her condition, there is no surgery that could correct her condition. With their hopes dashed, Ruth began to reorganize their life around Beatrice's condition. The biggest instance was that Ruth moved their entire family to a new house in order to be closer to Ruth's school. If she had not, Beatrice would have had to drop out of school as her legs hurt unbearably if she has to walk long distances.

Being young and full of energy, Beatrice wants to participate in every day games with the other kids, but it puts strain on her legs. “Some days she comes back complaining that her legs are paining so much,” shares Ruth. Socially, it hasn’t been easy for either Beatrice or Ruth, “We can be walking in public places and people look at her in a very awkward ways. In the past It used to affect me but I have now grown over it. Even for her there are sometimes when she is playing with friends and they have a misunderstanding. They mock her but I always assure her that God loves you don’t mind what they say,” recounts Ruth.

It so happened that one day Ruth and Beatrice were on a public bus when someone who knew about us here at CURE Zambia told them to try to bring Beatrice to us for treatment. A few weeks later Ruth saw one of our videos on social media of a boy with a similar condition who got healed. This boosted her hope and she brought Beatrice to us. Now that they have made it here, Beatrice is about to have her life changing surgery!

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Jul 13, 2020

Beatrice is back and she was seen by our doctors! Our clinic has been receiving huge crowds of patients over the past weeks, but we are strict with our mask wearing and social distancing. To do this, we've had to expand the waiting area into the hallway as well. Beatrice had her cast off and her legs are straight! She's been given a few physical therapy exercises to help her get used to her new straight legs and she'll check back in with us in a few months! Photo of Beatrice

May 20, 2020

The doctors saw Beatrice during the ward rounds and they all agreed, she can be discharged! Ward rounds are a great for all the different parts of CURE Zambia (doctors, nurses, physical therapy, etc) to stay on the same page. Beatrice has some strict instructions on how to do her physical therapy at home, but the fact of the matter is, she is indeed going home! She'll be coming back late next month for her follow up appointment with the doctor. Pray for her healing also pray for their safe travel back home! Photo of Beatrice

May 19, 2020

Beatrice is scheduled to check in with the doctors tomorrow. We're interested to see what they say. While she's been trying hard at physical therapy, it hasn't been going a little slow. Please join us in praying for strength and courage for Beatrice during physical therapy! Photo of Beatrice

May 18, 2020

As our patients and their caretakers spend time in the ward, they become like one big family! And when they get discharged, it's like a little part of their family leaving as well. These two parents made sure to spend time and say goodbye to Beatrice as they left today. It's sad, but she's happy they get to go home and they made sure to encourage her thoroughly! Photo of Beatrice

May 13, 2020

During Beatrice's surgery yesterday, she also had the cast removed from her left leg which is now fully healed. So today was the first time she saw her new leg in all it's straight glory! She couldn't stop staring at it and we can only imagine how happy she will be when her right leg will be fully healed as well. The plan is for her to begin physical therapy soon to start learning how to walk with crutches. Photo of Beatrice

May 12, 2020

Beatrice had her second surgery today! Dr. Moyo did a procedure called a high tibial osteotomy which removed a wedge of bone allowing him the space to straighten her leg beneath the knee. Dr. Moyo then added a metal plate to keep the newly straight bone in place and finally applied a long leg cast. Please be praying for Beatrice as she recovers from today's surgery! Photo of Beatrice

May 11, 2020

The wait is over for Beatrice! The doctors confirmed she will be having her second surgery tomorrow. Our physical therapists have cleared her and Dr. Moyo confirmed during the ward rounds that Beatrice is having surgery on the right leg. Please pray for Beatrice as she mentally prepares herself for this second surgery! Photo of Beatrice

May 08, 2020

Our physical therapist have figured that when Beatrice has her second surgery, she will be using crutches to move around meaning her hands need to be strong. They hooked her up with a dumbbell to get ready. So far she thinks it's more of a game than a chore! Photo of Beatrice

May 07, 2020

This young woman has been struggling through physical therapy for the past few days, but today, something was different. She managed to stand with confidence and she also took her first steps! Please continue to pray for strength for Beatrice as she continues to make progress. Photo of Beatrice

May 06, 2020

Beatrice had what we can refer to as double therapy: physical therapy and spiritual therapy! She has begun her physical therapy and it's really tough starting out. Later on today, she joined the other kids to learn about the story of Samson. She's going to physical therapy again tomorrow so please be praying that God gives her strength during the session, just like He did with Samson! Photo of Beatrice

May 05, 2020

Derek from the Zambia Association of Children with Disabilities, an intimate CURE Zambia partner (they have their workshop on our grounds) handed out a COVID-19 gift pack to Beatrice and Ruth. It contained two hand sanitizers, two tablets of soap, and two reusable face masks. While Beatrice is definitely special to us, she wasn't the only one to get this present. All the kids in the hospital got one!. Medically, Beatrice will begin intense physical therapy which will help her leg get stronger and her to get moving again. Once she is up and about, it will be time for her second surgery! Please pray for strength during her physical therapy! Photo of Beatrice

May 04, 2020

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7. Beatrice and the other kids gathered just outside the playroom to pray this prayer with Else from our spiritual staff. Else also took time to teach them the story of Gideon! Photo of Beatrice

Apr 30, 2020

"I am humbled," said Beatrice after her and Ruth, her mother, finished reading all the get well messages and prayers you have been sending her. She received many messages and they took the time to go through ALL of them. We are thankful to all the listeners of WAY-FM have been sending the messages and prays to Beatrice! Photo of Beatrice

Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Moyo was giving an update to the medical team on Beatrice's progress! Thankfully, Beatrice has been scheduled for surgery next week. She'll be staying in the ward since she lives a long way away and she is starting physical therapy to prepare her for next week's surgery! Photo of Beatrice

Apr 28, 2020

We are happy Beatrice is back! She had her first surgery to correct her left bowed leg last month and she's back to get her right leg taken care of! As assistant spiritual director Rev. Na was preaching during the ward devotion, Beatrice her Ruth participated listened attentively. There has been a change in the way the ward devotions are conducted as we are observing social distancing. We no longer gather in one place, but now whoever is sharing the message stands in the middle while all the patients and care takers remain in their beds. The way we do things is changing, but what remains the same is that we are still preaching the good news of Jesus Christ! Photo of Beatrice

Mar 30, 2020

Beatrice has gotten herself discharged! She is going back home. Please join us in praying that her planned surgery for next month, to correct the right leg, is not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic! Photo of Beatrice

Mar 27, 2020

Beatrice is doing well post surgery. Her mother says that she hasn't complained of any pain which is a good sign. Beatrice is still under post operative observation, but she may be discharged soon. Please pray for the comfort to continue during Beatrice's healing process! Photo of Beatrice

Mar 26, 2020

Beatrice's deformity was quite severe but Dr. Moyo was determined to correct it! The operation took some time but the team in the OR was patient throughout the whole surgery. Beatrice's left leg is now straight! And she is scheduled to have the second surgery on her right leg in a couple of weeks. Join us in praying that the slowly raising number of Covid-19 cases in Zambie doesn't affect the timeframe for her second surgery. Photo of Beatrice

Mar 25, 2020

Meet Beatrice! After some unsuccessful hospital visits in the past Beatrice and her mother Ruth have finally made it to CURE Zambia. Everywhere else told them nothing could be done for her bow legs, but thankfully she will soon have the surgery she needs to straighten them right out! Photo of Beatrice

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