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

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

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Abush's Story

“When I grow up, I want to be a teacher,” proclaims Abush. “I want to teach other children!” he continues.

Abush comes from a town south of the capital and is the first born of four children for his parents. He was accompanied by hi… Read more

“When I grow up, I want to be a teacher,” proclaims Abush. “I want to teach other children!” he continues.

Abush comes from a town south of the capital and is the first born of four children for his parents. He was accompanied by his uncle, Hussen, since his father is a day laborer at a town far away. Sefia, his mother, is a housewife. Abush and his family heard about CURE at their local church. He has completed the second grade but being teased at school constantly makes it hard for Abush to be confident. We hope his healing here will give him the confidence and normalcy he seeks. We are praying for his serial casting to go well and we are very excited to follow Abush throughout his process!

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Jan 12, 2017

Abush is feeling great and ready to head back to Alamachin home with some of his friends. We look forward to seeing him again soon for follow-up! Photo of Abush

Jan 11, 2017

Abush tried his best to give us a winning smile and was ready to hit the hospital's campus in his wheelchair today! Photo of Abush

Jan 09, 2017

Abush is back! He is here for his soft tissue balancing and he has been patiently catching up with others in the ward this morning! Photo of Abush

Dec 07, 2016

Abush was so happy and excited to go to the Alemachin house! He is leaving today and we will see him back in the hospital after a couple of weeks! Photo of Abush

Dec 06, 2016

Abush's friends, Mariam and Tesfanesh went back to the Alemachin house today and he really wanted to go with them but he has to stay in the hospital for another day. He was a little sad about that but besides that, he is doing great! Photo of Abush

Dec 05, 2016

Abush and his friend Alemu were taking selfies and having fun! He had a cast change today and his foot is healing well! Photo of Abush

Dec 01, 2016

Abush is feeling better and is in good spirits today! We're glad he's healing! Photo of Abush

Nov 30, 2016

Abush's procedure yesterday went well! He's feeling pain today as expected but staying strong. Take a look at his procedure! Photo of Abush

Nov 29, 2016

Abush was glad to have his friend, Mariam, in the OR waiting area with him for their procedures today! Photo of Abush

Nov 28, 2016

Kewlet was being silly with Abush while their friends Mariam, Tesfanesh, Nejat, Molalegne and Daniel looked on! Photo of Abush

Nov 25, 2016

It was a beautiful day and most of the children were outside in their wheelchairs and Abush and his friend Ahmed were with them. They were playing and having a great time! Photo of Abush

Nov 24, 2016

Abush is having a great time in the ward! We found him in bed chatting with his friends Mariam and Tesfanesh! Photo of Abush

Nov 23, 2016

Abush gave us his best pose while competing with his friends and neighbors, Tesfanesh and Mariam today! Photo of Abush

Nov 22, 2016

As usual, Abush was with his friends Mariam, Molalegne, Tesfanesh and Nejat, playing and wheeling around the ward! Photo of Abush

Nov 21, 2016

Abush is doing great! He was in bed after spending most of the day wheeling around the garden! Photo of Abush

Nov 18, 2016

Look at our brave Abush! He was smiling while his frame was cleaned and turned. He is doing very well! Photo of Abush

Nov 17, 2016

Abush was being his silliest alongside Molalegne today, but we think Molalegne might've won this challenge! Photo of Abush

Nov 16, 2016

Abush was excited to be outside and playing with his friend Ahmed and the other children, going throughout the ward and playing on this beautiful day! Photo of Abush

Nov 15, 2016

Abush was camera ready this morning when it was his turn for a photo after his friends Tesfanesh and Mariam took their turns! Photo of Abush

Nov 14, 2016

Abush is having a great time with his friends! We found him today in a wheelchair, laughing and playing with Ahmed and Tesfanesh! Photo of Abush

Nov 11, 2016

Today is not Abush's turn to make fun of his friends, it was the other way around! He did not see his friend Tesfanesh behind him making making silly faces! We are so thankful they are having a great time while recovering! Photo of Abush

Nov 10, 2016

Abush has a new haircut and a freshly cleaned frame and very happy about it! Photo of Abush

Nov 09, 2016

Abush found a best buddy to do all the silly things he loves to do with. Today, Abush and Ahmed were outside having fun and playing! Photo of Abush

Nov 08, 2016

Abush made a cool pair of glasses during art time yesterday and was excited to wear them for us today! Photo of Abush

Nov 07, 2016

Abush is happy to be in the playroom watching cartoons with all his friends in the ward! Photo of Abush

Nov 04, 2016

Abush stopped us in front of the nurses station for his photo op this morning! Photo of Abush

Nov 03, 2016

Abush just HAD to compete with Mariam for the cutest picture with the bear today after seeing her picture! We think he's happy with his! Photo of Abush

Nov 02, 2016

It was Abush's turn to have a picture with the bear! He told us he was in a little bit of pain during the night, but today he is all better and having fun with his friends! Photo of Abush

Nov 01, 2016

Today Abush and his friends, Mariam and Tesfanesh were waiting to be called to the operation room for their frame adjustment. Abush was teasing them about being hungry and that he will be called to the operation room before they would! Photo of Abush

Oct 31, 2016

Abush couldn't contain the laughter as Yohannes showered him with love! Yohannes will be leaving us today, he will be missed by Abush for sure! Photo of Abush

Oct 28, 2016

There was a little a contest happening in the ICU, having pictures taken with a friend and making the other jealous. Here is Abush with Molalegne and Temesgen! We are so thankful they are having a great time together in the ward! Photo of Abush

Oct 27, 2016

Abush was enjoying his time in the play room today and mimicking our CUREkids Coordinator Mieraf as she took a photo of him! Photo of Abush

Oct 26, 2016

This is Abush posing, but trying to contain his laughter! We see that smile! Photo of Abush

Oct 25, 2016

We found Abush in his usual place, watching a film, it's nice to see him enjoying himself! Photo of Abush

Oct 24, 2016

We found Abush in the morning laughing and having fun with his freinds, Tesfanesh and Mariam! He is doing very well! Photo of Abush

Oct 21, 2016

Abush was outside enjoying conversations with friends today! Sunshine and friends are the best kind of medicine! Photo of Abush

Oct 20, 2016

As usual, Abus was in bed and chatting with his neighbors! We're so thankful that he is recovering so well! Photo of Abush

Oct 19, 2016

Abush is feeling well and resting in bed alongside his friends Tesfanesh and Meriam! Good to see him smiling! Photo of Abush

Oct 18, 2016

Look at Abush, out of bed and having fun! He spent his day wheeling around and socializing with his friends! Photo of Abush

Oct 17, 2016

Abush told us he had a great weekend with his friends in the ward! He stayed in his bed today resting and playing with his neighbor! Photo of Abush

Oct 14, 2016

Abush is doing great! He is resting and recovering well. Here is a little peek from his operation! Photo of Abush

Oct 13, 2016

We caught Abush right after breakfast chatting with his next door neighbor. He is doing very well and resting peacefully! Photo of Abush

Oct 12, 2016

Abush is recovering well today! He had an operation yesterday and everything went really smoothly! He had a frame put on his right foot and a cast put on the left one. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Abush

May 27, 2016

We caught Abush standing next to his friend Adane outside while they waited to be picked up! Abush wasn't pleased with the thought of leaving his uncle to go to the children's home, but his family decided that was the best course of action so that he may start his treatment. He will have serial casting there at the home until it's time for him to return to CURE for his operation! Join us in welcoming Abush and please pray for peace in the time he will be away from his family! Photo of Abush

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