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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


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


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