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Shiferaw

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  • Age11
  • Condition a limb deformity
  • Next Appointment To be scheduled
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The CURE Hospital in Ethiopia

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 Shiferaw. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $2000 for every procedure we provide Shiferaw and kids like him. When you give a gift through Shiferaw'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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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 Shiferaw. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Shiferaw's Story

Shiferaw is a super shy guy. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up, he just stared at the ground and smiled. He is in grade 1 now, and he loves science. When he is not in school, he loves to play with the neighborhood kids. He does have so… Read more

Shiferaw is a super shy guy. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up, he just stared at the ground and smiled. He is in grade 1 now, and he loves science. When he is not in school, he loves to play with the neighborhood kids. He does have some trouble with others bullying him, though. Some children say hurtful things to him like, "Your legs are broken," and it makes him cry.

His parents noticed that there was a problem with his left ankle when he was 3 years old. They said that they were in crisis when they learned that he was deformed, and they quickly took him to cultural medical places. None of those worked, but through a program here in Ethiopia called CBR, the family learned about CURE. It took them 9 months to get here through the program, but now that they've finally made it, they are thrilled at the hope of Shiferaw finding healing.

Shiferaw's parents are farmers, and he likes to help them on the farm. They are all Christians, and they enjoy going to church. He's an only child so he gets a lot of attention from his parents. They are all very close.

Shiferaw will be back to CURE Ethiopia next month to start his journey to healing. You can follow his story here or get updates sent to your Facebook and e-mail by clicking the "follow" button, which also donates a dollar to his surgery on your behalf. Thanks for supporting this cool kid!

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Latest Updates

Oct 16, 2012

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

Aug 29, 2012

Shiferaw at his first follow-up appointment yesterday. He's healing right on track. http://bit.ly/SRMN8Q Photo of Shiferaw

Aug 29, 2012

Shiferaw's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 10/16/2012

Aug 28, 2012

Shiferaw has arrived at CURE Ethiopia

Aug 02, 2012

Congratulations! Shiferaw's funding goal is met!

Jul 24, 2012

Shiferaw's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 08/28/2012

Jul 19, 2012

Shiferaw's treatment date has been changed to 07/19/2012

Jul 19, 2012

Shiferaw is in recovery at CURE Ethiopia

Jul 19, 2012

This is one of the quickest and easiest operations that are performed here. http://bit.ly/SJuu4G Photo of Shiferaw

Jun 29, 2012

He and his dad are goofballs together. That's the only time we saw the shyness cease. http://bit.ly/LySmlG Photo of Shiferaw

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