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The picture above is of CURE in Ethiopia. Everyone who serves with CURE in Ethiopia, from medical professionals to office staff, 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 Tigist. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Tigist. When you give a gift through Tigist's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like Ethiopia. Have more questions? Ask us.

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When you partner with us monthly, we'll send you an email each month to introduce you to a different child who was helped because of your generosity. You can choose to follow their updates and send them get well messages. That means that each year, you're a part of helping 12 different children, beginning with Tigist. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Tigist's Story

Baby Tigist was only 6 months old when she fell on a fire that caused the bottom of her leg to become attached to her thigh. Now she will need a surgery to release that part of her leg and skin grafts to replace the skin that the burn has removed.

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Baby Tigist was only 6 months old when she fell on a fire that caused the bottom of her leg to become attached to her thigh. Now she will need a surgery to release that part of her leg and skin grafts to replace the skin that the burn has removed.

When her parents saw that she had fallen into the fire, they immediately rushed her to the clinic nearby. The doctors treated the burns the best they could, but the situation for her leg seemed hopeless. When they returned home, they took Tigist to the village doctor. Still, it appeared that there would be no hope to save their daughter's leg from becoming deformed.

Tigist's parents heard about CURE from a staff member here, and they made the long journey to Addis Ababa from their village. They are farmers so a surgery of this type would be impossible for them to afford in other circumstances. Thankfully, their first child will be able to receive the care she needs without costing the family everything they have.

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Sep 07, 2012

Tigist has arrived at CURE Ethiopia

Sep 07, 2012

Tigist is back today for her follow-up appointment. Her leg looks beautiful. http://bit.ly/Ux17n7 Photo of Tigist

Sep 07, 2012

Of course she gets grumpy as usual to get her picture taken, but as soon as she looks at it she is happy again. http://bit.ly/Ux1BK6 Photo of Tigist

Sep 07, 2012

Tigist's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 03/12/2013

Sep 04, 2012

Tigist's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 09/07/2012 - This week we have two follow-up clinics because our schedule is so heavy. Tigist will be here on Friday.

Jul 27, 2012

Tigist's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 09/04/2012

Jul 25, 2012

At her follow-up, she wasn't too happy to get her picture taken, but look at that straight leg! http://bit.ly/NucGvl Photo of Tigist

Jul 25, 2012

Tigist's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 07/24/2012

Jul 11, 2012

Tigist didn't make it in for her follow-up appointment yesterday. We hope to see her at the next clinic.

Jun 27, 2012

Tigist's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 07/10/2012

Jun 22, 2012

Her name means "patience", but it should be "giving". She loves to give people things, it's her favorite thing to do, but she doesn't like to wait so if she starts to hand you something you better take it quick. http://bit.ly/MOiNUY Photo of Tigist

Jun 21, 2012

playing in the ward; she's a happy little baby right now http://bit.ly/NcoaOy Photo of Tigist

Jun 18, 2012

Tigist's treatment date has been changed to 06/19/2012 - Tigist is being funny today. Her mom is letting her play with her cell phone and Tigist keeps "making calls" and handing it off to everybody. It's good to see her being so playful. She is scheduled for another dressing change tomorrow.

Jun 14, 2012

The doctors preparing the skin graft. http://bit.ly/MQ53NE Photo of Tigist

Jun 14, 2012

She would only take a picture with her momma nearby. http://bit.ly/KDBOuj Photo of Tigist

Jun 13, 2012

Tigist's treatment date has been changed to 06/13/2012 - Tigist is getting a right foot release and another skin graft today. She's been through a lot, but it's all going to be worth it when she starts walking.

Jun 13, 2012

Tigist is in recovery at CURE Ethiopia - Our sweet baby is back in the care of her mother's arms. She is seriously the most resilient child. She just had a crazy surgery and isn't even crying, she's just eating a little bit and resting.

Jun 06, 2012

Tigist's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 06/06/2012 - Tigist is scheduled for admission today.

May 29, 2012

Tigist's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 06/05/2012

May 16, 2012

Tigist's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 05/29/2012 - Tigist is still healing from her surgery, but baby and mother are very happy. They'll be back in a couple of weeks for a check-up.

May 15, 2012

Tigist has arrived at CURE Ethiopia

May 04, 2012

Tigist's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 05/15/2012 - Tigist is healing wonderfully! She is such a happy baby, and her mom is so sweet. She'll be back in a couple of weeks for a follow-up.

Apr 27, 2012

She's still in recovery after a long night. As you can see from her photos, her skin graft was pretty intense and the recovery process will be very painful. Please pray for this baby girl and her family as she continues to heal. http://bit.ly/IfTUUC Photo of Tigist

Apr 26, 2012

Tigist's treatment date has been changed to 04/26/2012

Apr 26, 2012

Tigist is receiving treatment at CURE Ethiopia - She's getting prepped for surgery now.

Apr 26, 2012

Tigist is in recovery at CURE Ethiopia - Tigist is out of surgery now. She has a straight leg! Photos to come.

Apr 17, 2012

Congratulations! Tigist's funding goal is met!

Apr 09, 2012

Tigist needs healing for a burn that disabled her 5 months ago.

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