Wednesday, October 7, 2009


This is Bupe and her mom. Bupe was born 2 yrs ago with bad congental defects - spina bifida causing a bulge on the bottom of her spine and paralysis of her legs, along with deformities of her leg bones. Through God's ability to connect people, we ran into a group called Cure international - a group of American Orthopedic Surgeons and Neurosurgeons who try to fix congenital defects in far off lands like Zambia. Through a meeting at Willow Creek we found out they just opened a new hospital in the capital of Zambia this past year, and with a little fund-raising, we were able to hook up Bupe with Cure, Zambia. 2 wks prior to our visit, she had just had her surgery on her spine and leg and was doing great by the time of our visit, ready to try to get home. With a little work, the hope is to get her walking!

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