Cletus

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  • Age14
  • Conditionknock knees
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Cletus's Story

“His right leg started bending suddenly, and we kept wondering what caused it. We use to ask him whether he had fallen,” says Barbra, Cletus' mother.

Cletus is a 14-year-old boy who happens to be the first born in a family of 5. At birth… Read more

“His right leg started bending suddenly, and we kept wondering what caused it. We use to ask him whether he had fallen,” says Barbra, Cletus' mother.

Cletus is a 14-year-old boy who happens to be the first born in a family of 5. At birth, he did not have a disability. However, when he was about 10 years old, his legs started bending. His right leg had a more severe bend than the left leg at first. The family suspected that he fell and injured himself to cause this condition, but that was not the case.

As Cletus keeps growing, the bending of his legs becomes more severe. This worries his mother Barbra because when he walks a long distance, his legs hurt. They had to look for a nearby school for him so that he can manage the distance. Currently, he is in 8th grade.

Seeing that Cletus’s condition was becoming unbearable for him, early last year, Barbra took him to a local hospital, in the northern part of the country, for treatment. For a couple of months, they waited for a specialist to visit, until another doctor that saw him referred him to CURE Zambia.

Cletus first came to the hospital in October 2020. We couldn’t do surgery on him then, but we assured them that he could have his surgery early in 2021. The education system in Zambia is in such a way that kids in grade seven have an exam before going to grade eight. We didn't want to disturb his examination year.

When asked what he wants to be doing when he heals, Cletus says that he wants to be able to play soccer with his friends and wants to be a doctor when grows up.

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Jan 28, 2021

Cletus has stabilized and has been discharged! He is going back home. The doctor wants to see how he will be doing after a couple of months. Because of the nature of the corrective surgery that was done on Cletus, healing will be happening over a period of time. He will go home and continue his education while healing. Thank you for praying for Cletus! Photo of Cletus

Jan 27, 2021

Cletus has his surgery! During surgery, two plates were inserted on both his legs, near the knee, with the aid of a c-arm. The goal is that, over a period of time, the plates will correct his legs. When the desired correction is achieved, the plates will be removed. He is recovering well post-op. Please pray for Cletus' comfort! Photo of Cletus

Jan 26, 2021

Meet Cletus! He has knocked knees, and he is from the northern part of the country. He is here with his mother Barbra, and he about to begin treatment. Please add Cletus to your prayers. Photo of Cletus

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