Posts tagged bowed legs
Conditions we treat: Bowed legs
This blog is part of an ongoing series looking to explain the common conditions CURE treats in ways that all of us non-medical folk can understand. Bowed legs are a condition where the legs appear to bend outwardly around or below the knees, even if the ankles are together. A child can be born with […]
Catherine is Taller!
“There are people who laugh at me. I do get upset because of that,” shares Catherine. Catherine’s condition was very visible, and she attracted attention because of it. She appeared to be shorter than her actual height because of her severely bowed legs. This 13-year-old girl comes from the northern part of the country and […]
Bowed legs no more! Sarah’s Story
“They use to laugh at me and now they have been silenced.” – Sarah Sarah, who is now 16, arrived at CURE in 2009 in search of a miracle. “When my daughter was five years old, both her legs bowed, so I took her to a public hospital where they referred us to CURE,” said […]
Mead Minutes: More than a birthday
Birthdays are a time to have fun, but for me J-Vie is celebrating more than another birthday. J-Vie is celebrating how God has used CURE International to change his life and give him hope. I have been allowed to participate in J-Vie’s life journey. J-Vie is a special young man who has the potential to perform great works.
Tebow CURE Hospital’s 500th patient—or should we say patients!
Twins are used to sharing. Birthdays, clothing, secrets, and very special bonds that no one else can truly understand. In the case of Jea and Janna, they also share a surgery day! Mom, Juliet, tells us that she isn’t sure who was born first, and we aren’t sure who was technically admitted first, so we’ll just honor them both. Besides, who can choose between these two sweet faces?
Mead Minutes: Remembering kids are kids
As I am allowed to work with children around the world, I am struck more by the similarities than the differences. The joy in the faces of the families and kids, as the casts come off and they see the changes before them, echoes around the CURE network. The struggles the families face as they seek help for their disabled child are shared throughout underserved areas.
Stories of healing from Egypt
Reham and the family are trusting God in their hard times and with all of their life because they were not disappointed with Him. God helped Rania five years ago and now is helping her niece Jessica. Their entire journey with CURE made them believe that God is holding their right hands through hardships and they will never doubt his presence.
A garbage city on a hill
Disability is hard. It’s hard everywhere, but especially so in the places CURE serves. For Saber and Nermeen, in the context of dealing with the daily hardship of living in Garbage City, disability was a new variety of suffering they did not expect to encounter.
Mead Minutes: Challenging orthopedic cases
J-vie is another young guy who joined us at clinic. He had trouble moving and walked with a hesitant, squatting gait. He often had his hands on the ground for balance. As J-vie stood his patellae (kneecaps) faced to the sides, his knees curved out and the legs bowed front toward back. When you laid him down and turned the kneecaps forward his legs drifted way out to the side.
Meet Iliana: A mother’s perspective
Being a child with a disability in the developing world is a significant hardship. Being the parent of a child with a disability is equally challenging. Iliana’s mother was kind enough to share her perspective on their journey to healing and gave the following account of their lives before and after Iliana’s surgery at CURE.
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