Veronica

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  • Age13
  • Conditiona limb deformity
  • Next Appointment To be scheduled
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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 Veronica. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Veronica. When you give a gift through Veronica'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 Veronica. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Veronica's Story

Veronica loves to play with her friends, and she's a really energetic little girl, but her right ankle gets in the way of her fun a lot of the time. Her foot has no flexibility, because her ankle will not bend, and it causes her pain when she walks… Read more

Veronica loves to play with her friends, and she's a really energetic little girl, but her right ankle gets in the way of her fun a lot of the time. Her foot has no flexibility, because her ankle will not bend, and it causes her pain when she walks.

Being just a first grader, Veronica doesn't quite know what she wants to be when she grows up. For now, she's just having fun being an 8-year-old. CURE is the first hospital that she's ever been to, and she's scheduled for what's called an Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL). It's actually a very quick, fairly simple procedure, but it's going to make a world of difference for this little girl.

Her family noticed that something was wrong with her foot just a few years ago. Since then, they've been hoping that there could be some chance of healing for Veronica. She has 1 sister, and her father is a mechanic who works hard to support the family. Still, operations are expensive, and free care means a lot to this family. She'll be back in October for her procedure, and we can't wait!

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Jun 24, 2014

Veronica came in for her follow-up last week and she is doing great. The doctors said her foot is all healed and she doesn't need any treatment for that, but she still needs a surgery for her wrist. We will see her in the beginning of July for an admission. http://bit.ly/1rtOGc1 Photo of Veronica

Jun 24, 2013

Veronica came for a follow-up, she doing great and the doctors advice her to wear her supporting shoe(brace) at night and to walk with out a brace at a day time. We will see her in a year for a follow-up. http://bit.ly/1cdamQg Photo of Veronica

Nov 27, 2012

Veronica came yesterday for a shoe fitting, unfortunately we weren't abel to take her picture because we were in surgery with the other kids. But we will see her after six month for her follow up hopefully walking without any pain.

Nov 20, 2012

Veronica came today for her first follow-up and she is doing really well. http://bit.ly/WsPod8 Photo of Veronica

Nov 20, 2012

She will return on monday for a special shoe fitting. The shoes will help her to practice walking and and for her foot to stay straight.

Nov 20, 2012

Veronica's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 11/26/2012

Oct 22, 2012

Veronica's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 11/20/2012 - Veronica is recovering nicely and she's going to continue recovering at home. we will see her at CURE in less than a month.

Oct 18, 2012

Veronica's treatment date has been changed to 10/18/2012

Oct 18, 2012

Veronica is in recovery at CURE Ethiopia - Veronica had a very quick and successful surgery.

Oct 17, 2012

Veronica has arrived at CURE Ethiopia

Sep 16, 2012

Congratulations! Veronica's funding goal is met!

Jul 30, 2012

Veronica needs one simple surgery to make a huge difference in her life. http://bit.ly/NeBlOz Photo of Veronica

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