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About Tofik

Tofik is one of the few CUREkids that can speak fluent English so it was really fun getting his story. I explained to him what CUREkids is, and he said "thank you so much!" When he was 12 years old, Tofik fell on his spinal cord while playing sports one day, and that caused his back to stay bent permanently. He had an operation to correct this, but in turn it caused his right leg to become bent.

Tofik's lives at home with his parents who work day to day by picking up rocks and building roads. This does not generate a lot of money, and because he has four other siblings that his parents also have to provide for, they are very poor.

Tofik says that because he was not able to walk straight with a bent back, and now with a bent leg, people tend to talk down to him like he is a "low life," and he often feels like he doesn't belong. His condition has made life more difficult than it was before. He had to quit school in the 10th grade, but he hopes to go back eventually to become an accountant. He is not currently working, but he used to have a job at a shop, keeping up with the finances for the owner.



  1. 10/03/2012 Tofik's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 10/01/2013
  2. 10/02/2012 Tofik has arrived at CURE Ethiopia
  3. 08/14/2012 such a huge difference from the first time we saw him
  4. 08/14/2012 Tofik's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 10/02/2012 - There is such a change in the way that he stands now. He's got two straight legs, and he's very excited about that. So are we!
  5. 08/14/2012 Tofik has arrived at CURE Ethiopia
  6. 07/04/2012 Tofik's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 08/14/2012
  7. 07/03/2012 hanging out with his friends in the clinic today
  8. 07/03/2012 Tofik has arrived at CURE Ethiopia
  9. 05/25/2012 Tofik's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 07/03/2012 - Tofik is doing really well. He will continue recovering at home now, and we will see him back here at the beginning of July.
  10. 05/23/2012 recovering in the ward
  11. 05/23/2012 and again with the new fixture in place.
  12. 05/23/2012 This is a look inside the leg while the doctors are working.
  13. 05/23/2012 Not everyone had a lead vest on so the doctors had to stand in a row while they took Tofik's x-rays.
  14. 05/21/2012 Tofik is in recovery at CURE Ethiopia - Tofik had a pretty intense surgery. He is resting in the recovery now. Please pray for quick healing.
  15. 05/21/2012 Tofik is receiving treatment at CURE Ethiopia - Tofik was smiling all the way back to the operating room. It's an exciting day for him!
  16. 05/21/2012 Tofik's treatment date has been changed to 05/21/2012
  17. 05/16/2012 Tofik's treatment date has been changed to 05/20/2012 - Tofik will be admitted next week for his surgery. Finally!
  18. 05/15/2012 Tofik has arrived at CURE Ethiopia
  19. 03/26/2012 Tofik's treatment date has been changed to 05/15/2012
  20. 03/22/2012 Tofik's treatment date has been changed to 03/22/2012 - We are still waiting for Tofik to arrive back at CURE. Please be praying for his safe return if he decides to go through with the surgery. I'll keep everybody posted as soon as I know more. Thanks for the s upport! You're making a difference in so many lives!
  21. 03/20/2012 Tofik has missed his appointment at CURE Ethiopia - Tofik still hasn't arrived for surgery. We are going to try to get in touch with him to find out why.
  22. 02/27/2012 Because you can't tell from his pictures, here is an xray of Tofik's legs that better explains his condition
  23. 02/17/2012 Congratulations! Tofik's funding goal is met!
  24. 02/17/2012 Tofik will arrive for admission on March 14th


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Lucretia Powell

Oct 31, 2012

i hope everything works oujt for you…

Judy Ann Davis Tucker

Oct 31, 2012

Tofik so sad to see you this way my prayer for you is that we will find a way to cure all illness that no one has health…

Mocha Latte

Oct 29, 2012

I’m sorry to hear about your legs. Dont give up fait though, God loves everyone and remember, everyone is special in…

Abagail Randall

Oct 29, 2012

dear tofik get well and i wiss you the best…

Katherine Scott

Oct 29, 2012

hope you get better soon :)
and that you will be fine later on in life :) …

Katrina Wilson

Oct 25, 2012

Hope you get the best care possible!!…

Rebecca Ridenour

Oct 25, 2012

Dont give up. You are strong. Gof bless you. Your in my prayers….

Kelly McDonald

Oct 25, 2012

God loves you and will never forget you! Get well soon and God bless you and your family! I love you!

Daidrea Honey

Oct 25, 2012

get well soon and i hope you get well and have a lovely life…

Christine Williams

Oct 25, 2012

Blessing to u and ur family hun…

Ebony Messen

Oct 25, 2012

hope you get well soon tofik please take care of yourself.

Belle Bee

Oct 24, 2012

Hey Tofik how are you? So excited for you that you are going to have your surgery! Hope you feel great when u are all…

Cassiopia Mothiversen

Oct 24, 2012

May God protect you and make you strong and know that you are in my prayers….

Sheila Gosselin

Aug 16, 2012

thinking of you…

Destiny McVey

Aug 16, 2012

I hope you have a great life and stay safe :) People out here care about you and dont ever forget it!!!…

Anastasya Bathory

Aug 16, 2012

Have a nice day…

Sharon Andrews

Aug 16, 2012

Hope all goes well x…

Sandra Harris

Aug 16, 2012

Wishing you a speedy recovery Tofik. May you know God’s healing touch and His perfect love :0)…

Paula Schuster-Davis

Aug 16, 2012

hope u get better

Autum Buttigieg

Aug 15, 2012

hi im sorry are u ok

Niknik Castro

Aug 15, 2012

hope you feel better jennifer…

Tia Phanthongphay

Aug 15, 2012


Anne Ashmore

Aug 15, 2012

I hope you can find the care you need. I’m thinking about you over here in England…

Duchess Littler

Aug 15, 2012

hay …

Ray Berry

Aug 15, 2012

i hope you get better…