Friday, 19 June 2020 11:15

The story of a family from Furunzi. Massage for Emanuel.

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We met Zavadi last August, when we conducted a mini-clinic in the suburb of Malindi, the village of Furunzi. There was an amazing girl and part-time pediatrician, Sofia, providing all possible medical assistance to children from school and the surrounding area. When Zawadi with the baby Emanuel reached us, it was impossible to look at him without tears. Our hearts were dying at the sight of a very small, thin (in his 3 months he weighed about 3 kg!), With a huge and deformed shape of the skull of his head ... Plus, he breathed with difficulty, making terrible rattles ... Zavadi, the mother of the child, of course, turned for help to a local hospital, and her child was given a whole bunch of diagnoses, which I don’t even remember ... I only remember that tuberculosis was one of them. Local doctors did not give Emanuel many chances. According to Sofia, the pediatrician, “Such children only survive with full-fledged inpatient treatment, and they are usually in an incubator.“ We need a miracle at this point! ”- and we began to pray for a miracle, realizing that Emanuel would not be able to receive even the tenth the share of medical care available in our country, especially considering that his mother is poor and her husband is in prison. She was looking at us with great hope in her eyes, expecting that we could cure Emanuel or at least help him. But all we could do was praying, helping to buy some medicines and products for the family, and Sofia also conducted a course of professional special massage for the baby. Today, Emanuel is a bt more than one year old. And he is alive !!! When a month ago, visiting the families of our students, we met his mother, we were so happy to see him practically healthy. Prayers work even if the result is not immediately visible. Emanuel is not a perfectly healthy baby yet and he has minor health problems, but he is alive! Last week we started a massage course for Emanuel. Thank God that Albina is with us now, and she is a nurse and she has a long experience as a pediatric masseur. She decided to teach Emanuel's mom how to massage. So, under the strict supervision of Albina, a 10-day massage course was conducted for Emanuel, which was mainly done by Zavadi herself. And the condition of Emanuel's legs improved significantly. And every time we meet, we pray for the baby and his mother and believe that the boy has a great future.
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