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Juliana was born with a cleft lip and her mother Andesi has lived in denial for years. She describes moments that followed after her daughter’s birth as confusing, painful, and frustrating. “When her father and I looked at her we used to feel p… Read more
Juliana was born with a cleft lip and her mother Andesi has lived in denial for years. She describes moments that followed after her daughter’s birth as confusing, painful, and frustrating. “When her father and I looked at her we used to feel pain in our hearts.”
Andesi's nephew was treated here at CURE Zambia so Andesi's sister told her to try bringing Juliana to us. But Andesi was hopeless. " I never believed that anything can be done to heal her. I thought if she comes to a hospital, things will just get worse.” In many of the countries where CURE works, hospitals are often viewed as a final resort - a place where people go only to die - and many people are hesitant to bring their children to any hospital let alone one promising the seemingly impossible.
Andesi's nephew was originally referred to CURE Zambia for an amputation, but we were able to save his leg. Seeing her nephew have such a miraculous experience with us, Andesi was finally convinced to trust us and bring Juliana to have her cleft lip corrected. We don't take Andesi's trust lightly and are honored to be a part of Juliana's healing!
Juliana was discharged and she will continue to heal from home! This beautiful young girl goes back home physically transformed. Andeso, her mother, goes back home emotionally and physically transformed. Pray for their safe travel back home and please continue to pray for Juliana!
Look at how beautiful Juliana looks! Juliana is already very active as we monitor her progress for another day. Soon enough, she will be discharged to go. We asked her mother Andesi how she feels now that her child is healed. She said, "I am happy and I can’t believe that I even thought of refusing to come here."
Dr. Felicilda successfully did a cleft repair surgery for this beautiful girl Juliana! The surgery went very well without any complications. Andesi was fearful, but all that fear has been replaced with joy! Juliana is recovering from surgery now so please continue praying.
This beautiful young lady Juliana is here with us along with her mother Andesi! Juliana has cleft lip. Andesi was very afraid about seeking treatment, but thankfully she agreed to trust us and bring Julianna to CURE Zambia for treatment! This beautiful girl will have a cleft repair surgery soon!
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