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Tofik

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  • Age22
  • Condition a limb deformity
  • Next Appointment To be scheduled
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The picture above is of the CURE hospital in Ethiopia. The doctors, nurses, technicians, cooks, cleaners, and administrators of CURE Ethiopia are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical and spiritual care to people who, without CURE, couldn't find it and couldn't afford it, just like Tofik. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $2000 for every procedure we provide Tofik and kids like him. When you give a gift through Tofik's CUREkids profile, your contribution is designated to an exclusive country fund for CURE's work in Ethiopia, and those funds can only be used for operational expenses to treat patients in Ethiopia. Have more questions? Ask us.

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Tofik's Story

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… Read more

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.

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Oct 03, 2012

Tofik's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 10/01/2013

Oct 02, 2012

Tofik has arrived at CURE Ethiopia

Aug 14, 2012

Tofik has arrived at CURE Ethiopia

Aug 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!

Aug 14, 2012

such a huge difference from the first time we saw him http://bit.ly/PmeO56 Photo of Tofik

Jul 04, 2012

Tofik's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 08/14/2012

Jul 03, 2012

hanging out with his friends in the clinic today http://bit.ly/M3QS4b Photo of Tofik

Jul 03, 2012

Tofik has arrived at CURE Ethiopia

May 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.

May 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. http://bit.ly/K9zgpQ Photo of Tofik

May 23, 2012

This is a look inside the leg while the doctors are working. http://bit.ly/KxtdHc Photo of Tofik

May 23, 2012

and again with the new fixture in place. http://bit.ly/JwjhnZ Photo of Tofik

May 23, 2012

recovering in the ward http://bit.ly/JSYBEK Photo of Tofik

May 21, 2012

Tofik's treatment date has been changed to 05/21/2012

May 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!

May 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.

May 16, 2012

Tofik's treatment date has been changed to 05/20/2012 - Tofik will be admitted next week for his surgery. Finally!

May 15, 2012

Tofik has arrived at CURE Ethiopia

Mar 26, 2012

Tofik's treatment date has been changed to 05/15/2012

Mar 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!

Mar 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.

Feb 27, 2012

Because you can't tell from his pictures, here is an xray of Tofik's legs that better explains his condition http://bit.ly/y8jRpp Photo of Tofik

Feb 17, 2012

Congratulations! Tofik's funding goal is met!

Feb 17, 2012

Tofik will arrive for admission on March 14th

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