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Ipalo's Story

“After he also started developing this condition, I didn't lose hope. But I didn't know what to do due to financial constraints,” Silvester, Ipalo's father, shares.

Ipalo’s name means “Blessing.” He is 5 years old, and his elder si… Read more

“After he also started developing this condition, I didn't lose hope. But I didn't know what to do due to financial constraints,” Silvester, Ipalo's father, shares.

Ipalo’s name means “Blessing.” He is 5 years old, and his elder sister Natasha has the same bowed legs condition. Natasha was the first to develop the condition. But after Ipalo also started developing the condition, suspicion from community members started brewing. “After Ipalo started developing this condition people in the community started suspecting witchcraft because they were saying there is no way two kids can be having the same problem,” recounts Silvester.

Natashia's treatment at a local hospital did not turn out well, and Silvester was told that Ipalo was too young for treatment. This really puzzled Silvester, and he was unsure of the next step to take to help his children. He had heard of a hospital in Lusaka where such conditions are treated, but he was unclear of how to make contact. It was a relief when he heard an announcement, on a local community station, about a team from Lusaka coming to screen and identify kids with disabilities. He took his kids to the mobile clinic they were reviewed and scheduled for treatment at CURE Zambia.

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Feb 25, 2021

The exciting thing is that as Ipalo is playing with friends at home, his legs will be undergoing a physical transformation for the better. The plates that we put on both his legs will be correcting the bones that are bent. Ipalo has been discharged, and he will be back at the hospital in about a month to see the doctor and possibly for plate removal!

Feb 23, 2021

As Ipalo continues to recover after surgery, we wanted to show you this photo of his family at the mobile clinic where Ipalo was evaluated for admittance to CURE Zambia. The clinic was held in the northern province. He is a little shy and hiding behind his big sister Natashia, who is also at CURE Zambia being treated. Photo of Ipalo

Feb 22, 2021

Ipalo had two procedures at once during the surgery! Two plates have been inserted, one on each leg. These two plates will be correcting both his feet, at the same, and they will be removed when his legs get to the desired position. Please keep praying for Ipalo! Photo of Ipalo

Feb 19, 2021

Ipalo and his sister Natasha both have bowed legs. Thankfully, they have made it to CURE Zambia, and they will soon receive surgical treatment for their condition. Pray for their healing! Photo of Ipalo

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