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Tsege

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  • Age7
  • Condition clubfoot
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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 Tsege. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $2000 for every procedure we provide Tsege and kids like her. When you give a gift through Tsege'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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Tsege's Story

Tsege is a quiet little girl that speaks Oromifa, which is not the national language of Ethiopia. Because of the language barrier, it was difficult to get her answers to certain questions like "what do you want to be when you grow up?" or "what do y… Read more

Tsege is a quiet little girl that speaks Oromifa, which is not the national language of Ethiopia. Because of the language barrier, it was difficult to get her answers to certain questions like "what do you want to be when you grow up?" or "what do you like about yourself?" Sadly, one question she did understand and was able to answer was whether or not she's been bullied by other kids. "They call me shiba." She answered. Shiba is a cruel term for 'crippled', and sadly, a lot of the CUREkids have been referenced as this.

Fortunately, Tsege won't have to live with this stigma much longer. All she needs is a simple clubfoot surgery to straighten out her left foot that has been severely deformed since birth.

Tesge's parents are both farmers. She lives with them and her 4 siblings. She has 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is in KG2, which is like a second year of kindergarten. She likes to play with her friends when she is not learning.

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Jul 04, 2012

Tsege's treatment date has been changed to 11/13/2012

Jul 04, 2012

Tsege is scheduled for followup at CURE Ethiopia

Jul 02, 2012

Tsege has arrived at CURE Ethiopia

Jul 02, 2012

She's here to get fitted for a shoe today.

Jun 26, 2012

Tsege has arrived at CURE Ethiopia

Jun 26, 2012

She is coming back Monday to get fitted for a shoe. http://bit.ly/LN24SA Photo of Tsege

Jun 26, 2012

Tsege's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 07/02/2012

May 21, 2012

Tsege's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 06/26/2012 - Sweet Tsege will be back in a few weeks for a follow-up.

May 21, 2012

Sweet Tsege will be back in a few weeks for a follow-up.

May 17, 2012

Tsege's dad says that he is so grateful that CURE has given his daughter the opportunity to be whatever she wants to be. "My hope for her is that she will be a doctor or something like that," he says. Thanks for all of the prayers and the support for her surgery! It's so appreciated.

May 16, 2012

Tsege's treatment date has been changed to 05/16/2012 - Tsege will get her clubfoot surgery today!

May 16, 2012

Tsege is receiving treatment at CURE Ethiopia

May 16, 2012

Tsege is in recovery at CURE Ethiopia - The doctor said that instead of doing what is called a midfoot osteotomy (to straighten out the middle of the foot as well), they just performed a regular clubfoot surgery for Tsege. If she has any trouble in the future after healing, they can go back and correct the middle of the foot, but for now they want to see how it grows as it heals.

May 04, 2012

Congratulations! Tsege's funding goal is met!

Apr 29, 2012

For kids that live in rural villages, conditions such as clubfoot can be seen as a curse or punishment. With treatment, Tsege will be able to go back and show them that it's simply a medical condition that can easily be reversed. http://bit.ly/J1twez Photo of Tsege

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