A new chapter—Jamus’ hip surgery (finally)!

Initially, we were just passing through Bogotá, yet after a strenuous unexpected year-long process Jamus, finally, has received surgery (through arthroscopy) for his hip (here in Bogotá).

*There is nothing graphic in this video.

Over the past year we learned a great deal of patience, and acceptance as we had no control over our situation. We had been stuck in limbo—where we are still at :)—unable able to make forward moving decisions, often beyond each day, yet with the surgery finally happening, overnight it’s as if we’ve finally entered a new chapter of our lives. One hip down, several months of recovery ahead of us, and one more hip to go! :)

1. The problem

After several years of hip pain, it turns out Jamus had extra bone on his femur destroying the cartilage in his hip joint. The options were to replace the hip (in the far future), or reshape the femur (now) with the hopes of preventing the prior.

We chose the latter.

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Normal hip (left), Jamus’ hip (right).

2. Problem solved (Postop)

After reading stories of horrific pain and complications, we were hoping for the best with an understanding of the worst, and the best took place.

First and foremost—knowing the depths of God’s faithfulness not only regarding the surgery, but in regards to this long year leading up to the surgery—we thank God, as well as Adriana’s family and Iglesia Vive for their encouragement, consideration, generosity, and prayers throughout this year.

We give credit to our excellent doctor and his team, the drugs, which in the past week have diminished, and the fact that Jamus takes pain like a pregnant woman giving birth, but ultimately knowing that it could have been worse—far far worse—we thank God.

jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop in bed
jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop portrait
jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop self portrait
jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop portrait feet in bed
jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop in bed

Jamus getting his beauty sleep.

3. Escaping the Hospital

Jamus was ready to roll home in the wheelchair, but we opted to take a ride from a friend.

jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop leaving the cardio infantil hospital in wheelchair
jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop sleeping in hospital bed

4. Rest and Recovery

For the first week Adriana rolled Jamus to the park three times a day to ride the exercise bike, as ordered by the doctor.

Pushing Jamus through the demolished streets of Bogotá is not easy and a bit embarrassing; fortunately though, someone from church hooked us up with a stationary bike so we no longer need to make the trip.

jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop home in bed

Home sweet home.

jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop home in bed sleeping with zebra striped blanket

Rest.

jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop shower

The first shower in days. Sitting.

jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop rehab at the park on bike

Doctors orders.

jamus and adriana hip abrasion osteochondroplasty surgery through arthroscopy surgery postop rehab at the park on bike at night

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this courier from the swift completion of his appointed rounds.

Jonathan Children’s Trust Identity Design

We designed the logo, website, and various identity elements for Jonathan Children’s Trust, a nonprofit organization in Zimbabwe which aims to restore human dignity to orphans and vulnerable children through education, love, and provision of daily human needs.

JCT pattern on video.

1. Logo

The symbol is playful in its representation of the sun, as Jonathan Children’s Trust aims to work with children, yet serious as the design is not directed towards an audience of children, but compassionate people who are motivated to make new paths, new opportunities, and new ways of seeing life for children, families, and communities in need.

At its core is a heart, as the organization is centered on love, which motivates their work. Radial arrows represent the love as it works outwardly creating new opportunities that would otherwise not exist for those limited by poverty.

jonathan children's trust logo symbol

Symbol

jonathan children's trust full lockup

Horizontal lockup

jonathan children's trust short lockup

Horizontal lockup (abbreviated)

Logo animations.

2. Pattern

A pattern inspired by the concept that love, through the provision of education and daily human needs, opens up new directions, new opportunities, and a new perspective.

jonathan children's trust pattern yellow on white

JCT Pattern

jonathan children's trust new opportunities pattern on photo of Zimbabwe children laughing

JCT pattern on photo.

3. Web

jonathan children's trust web

Jonathan Children’s Trust website.

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