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About Mulunesh

It was not very easy to write Mulunesh's story because she is extremely quiet and soft spoken, but when I learned more about her it gave a little more insight into why that is. She's never been to school because she lives in a very rural area. It would be a long walk to school, and with her condition that's not feasible.

Although she is 18, she does not work. She helps her mother out with chores around the house. Her father passed away, and she has one brother. I finally got my first smile from Mulunesh when I asked her what she is most excited about for her surgery. Her response, "Just to be healthy and hopefully go to school."

That smile was short lived when I asked the next question. It's always the hardest one to ask, but it gives so much more insight to the person getting the operation. "Did anyone ever insult you because of your condition?" Her response was not verbal, but it was very telling. She lowered her head and didn't speak another word. I can't wait to see her change in spirit once she is healed. She is such a beautiful young woman, and she deserves to live a full life.



  1. 08/28/2012 Mulunesh wasn't here for today's follow-up clinic so we're going to go ahead and archive her case for now. We hope to see her in the near future, and when we do, we'll unarchive her page. Thanks for your patience and support!
  2. 08/21/2012 Mulunesh's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 08/28/2012 - Mulunesh did not arrive for the follow-up clinic today, unfortunately, but that could very well be due to the downpour of rain that we're getting. We hope to see her next week at clinic.
  3. 07/27/2012 Mulunesh's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 08/21/2012
  4. 07/17/2012 She didn't make it today to her follow-up appointment. Hopefully she'll call to check in and let us know when she can make it in.
  5. 04/17/2012 Mulunesh's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 07/17/2012
  6. 03/20/2012 Mulunesh is scheduled for followup at CURE Ethiopia - Still waiting on an update for her next treatment date. I'll post it as soon as I have it.
  7. 03/09/2012 Mulunesh's treatment date has been changed to 03/09/2012 - Mulunesh got a cast change today.
  8. 03/08/2012 an interview with Mulunesh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTw_IWk666s

  9. 03/07/2012 Mulunesh's treatment date has been changed to 03/07/2012 - Sorry I was not able to update sooner. You have to be thankful for the internet when it's available. I've learned not to get so upset when I can't update straight away otherwise I might need some anger therapy. Mulunesh did arrive and was able to get her surgery today! She is doing well in the ward, and she has a beautiful smile on her face. Pictures to come!
  10. 03/06/2012 Mulunesh has missed her appointment at CURE Ethiopia - Mulunesh has not shown up yet for her surgery, but we are still hopeful that she will come.
  11. 02/10/2012 Congratulations! Mulunesh's funding goal is met!
  12. 02/03/2012 Getting ready for a change http://bit.ly/A5aAFs


We must raise $1000 to support this life-changing procedure for Mulunesh at CURE Ethiopia. (FAQ's)


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