If ever there is anyone who still doesn’t believe that “when God closes a door, he opens a window”, I would gladly direct them to hear from Simbai
Simbai, affectionately known at Kuda Vana as Sammyboy, came to the home when he was estimated to be only seven months old. For reasons we don’t know, his parents were unable to care for him and gave him up. Our joy of having a new baby was cut short though. Looking at Simbai, one would not help but shed a tear or two due to this appearance. He looked sickly, sad and gloomy. He could not crawl like other babies of his age. He could not smile and anyone could tell that he was not a happy baby. He was just Simbai. Simbai was taken to doctors for diagnosis to see if there was anything wrong with him. It was revealed that he had a deformed spine which was the main reason why he was always lying down without any activity whatsoever.
When the doctors prescribed physiotherapy for baby Simbai, his bleak future became brighter and brighter. The physiotherapist gave us a home program for exercises that would facilitate his sitting. After a number of sessions, Simbai began to sit. Hurray, we were all happy for him. In a couple of months thereafter Simbai began to crawl and we were all smiles. We began to see smiles , the laughter, and now we have a very active baby in Simbai.
Simbai today is a living testimony to all of us. Everyone saw God’s hand through him, and God works through Kudavana Children’s Home. Simbai is now happier and more active than ever.
~ Written by Mama Progress, one of our caregivers