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Janet's Story

“I admire putting on shoes properly,” says Janet.

Janet was born with bilateral clubfoot but her parents did not notice until when she started crawling and then the bending of her feet became very visible. They became concerned when her … Read more

“I admire putting on shoes properly,” says Janet.

Janet was born with bilateral clubfoot but her parents did not notice until when she started crawling and then the bending of her feet became very visible. They became concerned when her walking was delayed, she only started walking when she was around three years old. In an effort to help the now seven year old girl, when she was still young the parents attempted to take her to a local clinic. At the local clinic, they started compressing her legs, however her parents were not patient enough to run through the processes which began at the clinic. They started incorporating traditional methods and at home tried compressing her legs with herbs.

After trying all the available options, her parents gave up. She has not been able to enroll in school because the nearest school is distant and she can't manage walking to school daily. Without getting treatment the possibilities of Janet getting an education are slim. The young girl hasn’t had it easy, she is treated differently by her peers and her mother does not allow her to participate in some of the things her friends do for fear of her getting hurt so everyday she is reminded of her disability.

Her grandmother Evalyne who lives in Lusaka happened to travel to the village late last year and upon seeing Janet, she was concerned because of her disability and she was moved to do something. She remembered a video she had seen of CURE Zambia and had an idea that maybe Janet could be treated at a hospital. When she returned to Lusaka, she asked where the hospital was and made arrangements for Janet to come. As Evalyne was making the arrangements, she was worried about the cost of her surgery, but she is thankful to God that she was told that her granddaughter will receive surgery at no cost. Thank you to all of you that make that possible!

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Jul 16, 2020

As we had hoped, Janet has been cleared to go home by our doctors! She will indeed be staying with at her grandmother's house near CURE Zambia. She'll be coming back next week for a cast change so we will see her again soon! Photo of Janet

Jul 15, 2020

This beautiful girl is doing great after her surgery! The doctors want to keep an eye on Janet for at least today, but since her grandmother lives kind of close to CURE Zambia, Janet could go stay with her as early as tomorrow! Whether she stays with us or goes to her Grandmother's, she's scheduled to be having a cast change in the OR next week. There's still work to do! Please be praying for her as she gets used to having a big cast on her foot. Photo of Janet

Jul 13, 2020

Janet has taken her first step into her bright future by having her first surgery! The surgeons started with her right foot and they'll move on to her left once her right is healed. It was a big and successful surgery and she is currently recovering in the ward. Please pray for her strength and comfort! Photo of Janet

Jul 10, 2020

Janet was born with bilateral clubfoot and has delayed in getting treatment because her parents did not have knowledge that her condition could be treated. She is about to start her treatment and the plan is to do one leg at a time. Please pray for Janet as she begins her treatment! Photo of Janet

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