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John's Story

“His condition causes me no end of pain and I feel pity for my own son. I get especially mad when people call him "disabled," but it's at the point where more people call him that than his actual name," John's mother Josephine tells us.

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“His condition causes me no end of pain and I feel pity for my own son. I get especially mad when people call him "disabled," but it's at the point where more people call him that than his actual name," John's mother Josephine tells us.

John has a condition called clubfoot where his left foot twists inward forcing John to painfully walk on the side of his foot and cause awkward pressure on his ankle. In an effort to find a solution for her son's worsening condition, Josephine took John to their local district hospital. This hospital couldn't help out, but referred John and Josephine to the bigger provincial hospital. It took several weeks of saving to get the money to afford the bus ticket to go to the hospital, but Josephine was determined and managed to save the money. Unfortunately though, when she arrived there, she was told the specialist doctors who could treat John wasn't at the hospital and only visits once a year. The hospital staff promised to call Josephine when the doctor would be there and she returned home to wait for a call that never came.

Years later, John was noticed by a partner organization of ours here at CURE Zambia. This organization told Josephine of the hope and the healing we offer and, with her permission, they arranged transport for both her and John to our hospital! Now that they are here, John will get the surgery he needs to straighten his foot, relieve the pain, and get him walking strongly. When he returns home, he will do so proudly and to be known only by his name and no longer defined by his disability!

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Jun 02, 2020

Our physical therapy department gave John some crutches, which will help him get around while he's still got his bulky cast on. He had some walking practice with the physical therapists to learn how to use the crutches and he caught on super quick! With that out of the way, he was discharged and we'll see him in a few weeks for his follow up! Photo of John

Jun 01, 2020

John had a good, solid weekend of recovering and is feeling pretty good today. He was feeling well enough to get out of bed and join a bunch of the other kids on the lawn for some lego playtime! The doctors want to keep John another day for observation, but he could be able to go home as soon as tomorrow! Please be praying for this active boy. Photo of John

May 29, 2020

As per the plan after examination in the clinic, John had his surgery today! Dr. Moyo and Dr. Mutinta did a "tibia anterior transfer" to move a few tendons around which will pull John's foot into the correct the position and stabilize it. Thankfully the surgery was successful and John is resting up in the ward! Photo of John

May 28, 2020

Meet John! His right foot is stuck in the "tip-toe" position and he is here to have surgery to correct it. Join us in praying for John as he begins his road to healing! Photo of John

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