Zimbabwe - Age 6
It has been a long road for Panenyasha and her mother. Since she started walking, Panenyasha's bones bent and broke in several places in her legs and arms. Since she was about three years old, her mother believed Panenyasha would spend her entire life in a wheelchair, once she was even able to afford one. However, after Panenyasha started taking medication last year, hope has returned to Mommy Tamary's heart, and she is over the moon about her little girl receiving corrective treatment this week to keep her on her feet and out of a wheelchair! Hope is being delivered to children just like Panenyasha because of your support in thoughts, prayers, and kindness. Join us as we walk alongside Panenyasha in her journey to healing. https://youtu.be/6AR-Y12gwPE
We went to visit Bethel in the ward this morning only to hear she had returned home over the weekend. Although we were sad that we didn't get to say goodbye, we are glad she is recovering well and now in the comfort of her home. We will miss her, but we look forward to seeing her smile back at CURE Zimbabwe in August. Until then, please keep Bethel in your thoughts and prayers as she recovers from corrective surgery!
Zimbabwe - Age 5
We heard Tatenda went home over the weekend. Though we were sad we didn't get to say goodbye, we are happy to hear she is recovering well. Last week, we found her in her bed flipping through her "Easy to Read Bible" for kids that we gave her. She was told and showed us the story of Joseph while in her bed. She was feeling much better after having rested from surgery. We look forward to seeing her back at CURE Zimbabwe next month! Until then, join us as we pray for Tatenda's full recovery and healing.
Today Bethel went into the OR for corrective surgery on her left leg. She was brave going in, and the surgical staff took good care of her. Once she was asleep, the doctors got to work. Both Dr. Rick and Dr. Tongai operated on her leg to straighten it and secured a metal eight plate on the side of her knee to stop her leg from continuing to bow out. The procedure went smoothly, and she is now recovering in the PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit), waiting to return to her mum and little brother in the ward. Join us in keeping Bethel in our prayers as she recovers from surgery, and feel free to send her a get-well message!
Zimbabwe - Infant
Mummy Gladys walked into the outpatient department at CURE Zimbabwe with a big smile! She was so excited that it was finally the day she could finally put shoes on little Prince's feet. He's grown since we last saw him, and so have his feet. They still remain straight, thanks to Gladys' diligence in keeping Prince's feet in the orthopedic braces. From now on, he can enjoy freedom from his braces during the day and only wear them at night. Thank you all for your support for Prince, in prayer and kind. We look forward to seeing him back here in September for a checkup!