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About Amanuel

Amanuel and his brother, Habte, both believe that their leg deformities are a result of contracting malaria. Amanuel is a bit more shy than his older brother. He hid his face when I asked him what he wants to be when he grows up. He finally answered that he would like to become a doctor.

Amanuel and Habte both live at CBR (Community Based Rehabilitation), a place for kids with disabilities, where they learn their own potential and can play with other kids who have similar conditions. Amanuel is in his first year of school, and he is most looking forward to going back to school after surgery.

His shyness subsided when I was "not looking". He started singing and laughing with his friends. Amanuel needs surgery for both ankles and legs. He has a lot of trouble walking on his own, but that does not stop him from playing soccer. The caregiver from CBR that brought the kids to CURE, tells me that he will play all day long. Let's keep these brothers in our hearts and prayers as they embark on this journey to healing together.



  1. 06/05/2012 The boys are back! Amanuel and his brother, Habte, were here today for their follow-up appointments. They're both scheduled for their next follow-up 6 months from now. http://bit.ly/ND3NMu
  2. 06/05/2012 Amanuel's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 10/09/2012
  3. 05/29/2012 Amanuel's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 06/05/2012
  4. 04/26/2012 Amanuel's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 05/29/2012
  5. 04/20/2012 Amanuel is out of bed today and rolling around in his wheelchair. That's he and Habte's dad behind him. He's proud of both of his boys. http://bit.ly/I8Sh6N
  6. 04/19/2012 Amanuel is in recovery at CURE Ethiopia
  7. 04/19/2012 Amanuel is receiving treatment at CURE Ethiopia - Up first, Amanuel. This is a simple procedure so it won't take long at all; same for recovery. If you would like to follow his brother's story today as well, please visit http://cure.org/curekids/ethiopia/2012/04/habte_cheneke/
  8. 04/19/2012 Amanuel's treatment date has been changed to 04/19/2012 - Today Amanuel and his older brother, Habte, will get the same operation on their right ankles.
  9. 04/12/2012 Congratulations! Amanuel's funding goal is met!
  10. 04/02/2012 Amanuel needs help standing for his photo. That's his brother, Habte, sitting behind him. http://bit.ly/HNtIwj


$1000 of Amanuel's life-changing treatment is supported by a generous CURE Bed Sponsor. (FAQ's)


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