Posts tagged clubfoot treatment
Two “miracles” in Mozambique
After António’s birth, we had discovered something was wrong with his feet. However, we were desperate and didn’t know what to do. We were emotionally disturbed thinking that it was an imprecation or witchcraft.
Precious was born with bilateral clubfoot. Like any new parents, they couldn’t believe what they were seeing.
At the end of a rope
“Sometimes we can only see right around us, so I was fearing so much. But God knew what was in the future,” Nancy recounted as she explained her journey with CURE. Nancy Wanjiru, now 22 years old, was the first patient I ever met in Kenya. She had come to the hospital for a bad infection on her previously corrected clubfoot. We spent each afternoon at her bedside talking, reading, and being silly. She taught me my first words of Swahili, “kuja hapa,” meaning “come here.” She said it would be useful for me so I could get the kids to come to me, but I think, now, about all the times Jesus called His people to return, to follow, to come to Him. For Nancy, He called her over and over until she finally answered.
Burundi clubfoot program, new hospital counseling coordinator
As the activities of the Burundi Clubfoot Program continue to increase, we had a blessing of a new worker who will be our Counseling Coordinator. Her name is Angelique Iribagiza, and she started in April. As it is the culture and the value in CURE International, after her recruitment she benefited with a two weeks training in Rwanda. She did theory and on field practices including supervision and counseling.
While in Rwanda, after her two weeks training we had a discussion on her general view of the program and Rwanda.
Compelled by Love
“As long as I have electricity and a way to heat water, that’s all I need,” Amos noted as he prepared the casting plaster. While these aren’t ideal conditions to work under, we recognize that our patients are the ones suffering, and we have been called to serve.
Grand opening of Rilima clubfoot clinic
The Director of the center thanked the team from CURE and announced the official inauguration of clubfoot clinic in his centre. They elected a clinic coordinator, who will be our contact person at the Rilima centre, and they also designated a counselor. Together they are working to cure kids in Rwanda and to begin to eliminate clubfoot.
The Week in Photos: Clubfoot, casts & more
Photos from CURE Clubfoot Dominican Republic, Tebow CURE Hospital, CURE Kenya, and CURE Uganda
The ritual of healing
As a photographer, I love the lighting in surgery. The bright surgical lights, shining on white gloves, dark skin, and red blood, is quite dramatic. It’s like studio lighting, in a way. The rest of the room is in reality fairly bright, but in comparison to the spotlight, in camera, everything else fades into darkness. There’s a drama, a mystery, some monumental implication of what is happening. A life is being changed.
Life Lessons in Lusaka
It is so clear to me that God has chosen to write these kid’s stories in this way because they are using their healing to bring glory to Him. There is no one who understands this better than Tina’s mom, Peggy. At seven months old, Tina has had three failed shunts for her hydrocephalus. She was in the hospital for six weeks, battling infections, before finally receiving surgery. Despite the worry about her daughter’s health and the financial strains of not being able to work while she was staying at the hospital, Peggy was one of the most joyful women I have had the pleasure of meeting.
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.
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