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

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

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Elleni's Story

Elleni is an energetic little 2nd grader who aspires to be an engineer once she finishes school. In the meantime, she loves running around and playing with her friends. Two years ago, she fell and hurt herself badly and had an operation that attemp… Read more

Elleni is an energetic little 2nd grader who aspires to be an engineer once she finishes school. In the meantime, she loves running around and playing with her friends. Two years ago, she fell and hurt herself badly and had an operation that attempted to fix it. Unfortunately, the attempt wasn't successful and left her with a deformed leg. Hoping the second time would be the charm, her family brought her to us at CURE Ethiopia. Elleni lives with her parents and her brother, and both of her parents are daily laborers. They're so thankful to have found a place that could give them the help their daughter needs, and we're excited to have them with us!

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Nov 15, 2019

Elleni is doing great, she has come back for her check-up today and she is continuing her healing. She told us she is walking well without any support although she still uses a crutche if she has to walk a long distance. She is a sixth grader now and enjoying her school which is always good to hear! We will see her again next year when she returns for another check-up! Photo of Elleni

Nov 16, 2018

"I walked to school and it was not that hard!" Elleni told us at her checkup. She is such a brave girl and her healing is going on well. Her wound is healed and Dr. Tim told her to walk without her crutches and to get a new shoe raise. It was encouraging to see that the discrepancy in the length of her two legs is getting smaller! We will see her in a year for another check-up, please keep her in your prayers for continued healing and a safe return back to the hospital! Photo of Elleni

Oct 01, 2018

Elleni is going home to continue her healing! "I don't have a cast on, it just a bandage and it is easy to walk to school with it," Elleni told us. She is coming back in a couple of weeks for a check-up, please keep her in your prayers for a safe return back to CURE Ethiopia! Photo of Elleni

Sep 25, 2018

Elleni is back here at CURE Ethiopia for her fourth operation! She did well in the operation room and she is now resting in the ward. Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Elleni

Aug 01, 2018

Elleni came to CURE Ethiopia today for her check-up! She is doing well but she still needs another operation on both legs to help her minimize the length discrepancy on her legs. We will see her in September when she returns for an admission! Photo of Elleni

Feb 01, 2018

Elleni is doing well! She told us her school is going good and she likes it so much. We will see her in a couple of months for another check-up! Photo of Elleni

Nov 08, 2017

Look at Elleni- no more crutches! She is doing great, and is walking well! In the future, she will need another operation to stop the growth of the left leg, but besides that everything looks perfect. We will see her in six months when she returns for another check-up. Photo of Elleni

Jan 17, 2017

As usual, Elleni was her playful self! She is doing very well and walking with just one crutch and everything looks great! We will see her in a year for another check-up. Photo of Elleni

Jul 20, 2016

We got to play with Elleni for a bit yesterday and it was a lot of fun! She is doing great, but her leg needs to grow a little more in order to have her operation on her other leg. We will see her progress when she returns. Please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Elleni

Apr 27, 2016

Elleni came for her follow up appointment and is doing great! She's doing so well with her shoe raise and has great growth in her right leg with the extension rods she has in place. She'll return after three months to check on the progression of the growth and if it has reached the desired length. If all heals and grows well, she'll have an operation on her left leg to stop the growth! We pray she keeps on the path of success! Photo of Elleni

Feb 02, 2016

Elleni is doing great! She is walking well with the support of her crutches and everything looks good. The doctors say her x-ray looks beautiful and she is doing well. We will see her in three months for another follow-up. Please keep praying for good progress! Photo of Elleni

Nov 10, 2015

Elleni is doing great! She is walking well with a special shoe that was made for her and she has also started school! We will see her in a couple of months for another follow-up. Please keep praying for her! Photo of Elleni

Jun 10, 2015

Look at the sweet girl with her cast on! She is walking with it and her leg is in a very good condition. She went back home and the doctors told her to continue walking and also told her to return in six weeks to check on her progress. Please keep praying for her! Photo of Elleni

Jun 08, 2015

Elleni is back at CURE for her frame removal! She was so excited to see us and she can not wait to see her leg without the frame, we're excited too! Photo of Elleni

Apr 20, 2015

Elleni is doing very well, the pain she had two weeks ago is all gone and she is in a good condition. On her follow up she walk around the hospital and say hello to every body and she had fun. The doctors say she is doing well, pin site is clean and they will admit her for a frame removal on the beginning of June. So will see her on June 7th for an admission. Photo of Elleni

Apr 02, 2015

Elleni came in yesterday because of a pain she was having on her leg, the doctors saw her and gave her medication for the pain, besides that everything is in a great condition and the told her to come back on her appointment day. We will see her in two weeks Photo of Elleni

Apr 02, 2015

Elleni came in yesterday because of a pain she was having on her leg, the doctors saw her and gave her medication for the pain, besides that everything is in a great condition and the told her to come back on her appointment day. We will see her in two weeks Photo of Elleni

Mar 05, 2015

Elleni is so excited that she is going home today and in addition to that, she also got a get well card! Her doctors decided that she can go home and come back in six weeks for a follow-up. We will see her in a couple of weeks but until then, please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Elleni

Mar 03, 2015

Elleni is all better now, she spent most of her day walking around the ward and as usual playing with her friends in the ward! Photo of Elleni

Feb 27, 2015

Elleni wasn't feeling well yesterday, but today she is feeling better and she is in a good mood. She spent most of her day wheeling around and outside playing with the other kids. Photo of Elleni

Feb 23, 2015

Elleni was so happy today! Her operation got canceled for today because the doctors didn't have enough time to do all the operations that were scheduled. She will have her surgery tomorrow, please keep her in your prayers for her operation tomorrow. Photo of Elleni

Feb 17, 2015

As usual Elleni was having fun with some of her friends in the ward, and rolling around the compound. She is in a good health and she will stay with us for some time. Photo of Elleni

Feb 10, 2015

Elleni is still with us! She is in a very good condition and she is doing great. After her second operation she stopped her exercises for a while, so she spent her day with her friends playing in the ward and resting. Photo of Elleni

Feb 04, 2015

Elleni is doing great. She was in a bit of pain yesterday from her operation, but today she is all better and as always, she was smiling and rolling around in her wheelchair. Photo of Elleni

Feb 02, 2015

Earlier this morning we went to see Elleni and she was playing with her mother's phone while waiting for her turn to be called into the operation room. Today she is going to have her second operation and she is a bit scared about it, please keep her in your prayers. Photo of Elleni

Jan 28, 2015

Elleni is doing great as always she spent her day playing with her friends and exercising! We give her a bunch of get well messages and she was so happy to get them. Photo of Elleni

Jan 26, 2015

Ellnie is having a lot of fun in the hospital because she has easily made friends with most of the new kids in the ward and she spends most of her days playing with them. She also practices walking everyday for a couple of minutes! Photo of Elleni

Jan 13, 2015

As always Elleni was outside playing with other kids! She is doing great and her leg is showing a great progress. Photo of Elleni

Dec 26, 2014

Elleni is doing great, she is walking with the support of her crutches. She has spent her day with the other kids playing and resting. Photo of Elleni

Nov 18, 2014

Elleni is always so playful and excited when she sees us in the ward. Today, she hid below her sheet and poked her face out and laughed. This continued for 10 minutes! She's doing so well! Will you pray that she continues feeling well while in recovery here at CURE? Photo of Elleni

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