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Tesfanesh's Story

“When I grow up, I want to be a doctor so I can help other children with my condition,” says Tasfanesh.

Tasfanesh is the last of eight children for her parents, Daresebo and Ayalech. They come from a town far south of the capital city. … Read more

“When I grow up, I want to be a doctor so I can help other children with my condition,” says Tasfanesh.

Tasfanesh is the last of eight children for her parents, Daresebo and Ayalech. They come from a town far south of the capital city. Tasfanesh has had clubfoot since birth, was delayed in walking until the age of two and now she is in the second grade. “The kids in my community call me names like cripple and make fun of the way I walk,” Tasfanesh explains to us. Her family is grateful to have heard of CURE from a local church. Daresebo is a farmer and Ayalech is a stay at home mother. Join us in welcoming this sweet girl to CURE Ethiopia, we are excited to see the restoration of her feet!

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Oct 11, 2017

Tesfanesh is back in school and she loves it because she gets to run around and play with her friends. Her foot is healing well and everything looks perfect! We will see her in January for another checkup. Photo of Tesfanesh

May 03, 2017

Dr.Tim granted Tesfanesh's wish today, he told her to go back home and to return in six months to see him. She does not need her Ankle-Foot Orthosis(AFO) anymore, she can walk and run with her friends now! Keep her in your prayers for a safe travel and safe return back to us in November! Photo of Tesfanesh

Mar 22, 2017

We just love seeing this beautiful smile! Tesfanesh is walking very well with her new Ankle-Foot Orthosis and everything looks great. She told us she misses her parents and siblings so much and she wants to go home soon. She will return in six weeks to see Dr.Tim, and if everything looks good, her wish will come true! Please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Tesfanesh

Feb 22, 2017

Tesfanesh wanted a picture with her best friend Mariam, but Mariam was not up for it! Tesfanesh is doing great! Her foot is all healed and she will wear an Ankle-Foot Orthosis(AFO) brace. We will see her progress at her next checkup at the end of March. Photo of Tesfanesh

Jan 12, 2017

Tesfanesh had a cast change today and will be going back to the Alamachin home. Before leaving though, she was sure to have her turn with one of the Nabi Jr. Tablets one of our awesome volunteers, April, donated! Photo of Tesfanesh

Jan 11, 2017

Tesfanesh is feeling better today and we think her fellow CUREkid and friend, Wubalem, visiting could have something to do with it! Photo of Tesfanesh

Jan 09, 2017

Tesfanesh is back for a cast change and soft tissue balancing. She's currently feeling a lot of discomfort and pain but her nurse Hewit was right there beside her with a beautiful smile to help her feel better! Photo of Tesfanesh

Dec 06, 2016

Look at Tesfanesh all dressed up! She is ready to join her friends and go back to the Alemachin house where she will stay for the next six weeks. Keep her in your prayers for a safe return back to us! Photo of Tesfanesh

Dec 05, 2016

Tesfanesh is doing great! We found her earlier in the morning playing with her friends Abush and Tariku while waiting for her turn to be called for a cast change. Photo of Tesfanesh

Dec 03, 2016

We showed Tesfanesh her profile and she was excited to see her progress from her initial visit with us at CURE to present day with straighter feet! Photo of Tesfanesh

Dec 01, 2016

Tesfanesh was all smiles this morning alongside her usual crew of friends! We're glad she's feeling better! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 30, 2016

Tesfanesh is feeling discomfort as expected, but we're sure she'll only get stronger! Take a look into her procedure and please be praying for her recovery! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 29, 2016

Tesfanesh was feeling pain from having her frame removed and casted on her left leg yesterday so her awesome nurse, Mahi, was right by her side to encourage her this afternoon for her procedure on her right foot! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 28, 2016

Tesfanesh and Nejat were having a great time playing this morning as their buddy Abush photo bombed their picture! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 25, 2016

Tesfanesh is having a great time in the ward with her friends Abush and Mariam! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 24, 2016

Earlier thsi morning, Tesfanesh was out of bed and playing with her neighbors and friends Mariam and Abush! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 23, 2016

Tesfanesh was in bed being silly with her friends, Abush, Mariam, and our CUREkids Coordinator Mieraf this morning! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 22, 2016

Earlier in the morning Tesfanesh was out of bed in her wheelchair playing with her friends, Molalegne, Abush, Mariam and Nejat! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 21, 2016

We found Tesfanesh braiding her hair and she did an excellent job! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 18, 2016

Tesfanes is doing very well! She was wheeling around and having fun with her friend Abush! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 17, 2016

Tesfanesh is getting used to her cute photo ops and gave us her signature pose this morning near the garden! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 16, 2016

Tesfanesh beat Mariam and Gebeyew outside to sit in this sunshine this morning! We get excited knowing summer is coming around soon for us! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 15, 2016

Tesfanesh was happy today on this bright sunshiny morning! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 14, 2016

We found Tesfanesh early in the morning, out of bed and having fun with her friends Mariam, Abush and Ahmed. Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 11, 2016

Tesfanesh is having a great day! We found her in bed playing and chatting with her friend Mariam! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 10, 2016

Tesfanesh is excited about her shiny, clean frame today! Her friends Mariam, Abush and Nejat were just as excited! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 08, 2016

Tesfanesh enjoyed seeing her friends and neighbors Abush and Mariam goof off with their arts and crafts this morning! We look forward to seeing what she makes! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 07, 2016

Tesfanesh is enjoying her time in the playroom with her friends Abush and Meriam! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 04, 2016

Tesfanesh has taken out her braids and looks forward to having it washed. She hopes our CUREkids Coordinator Mieraf will braid it for her again! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 03, 2016

Tesfanesh sat up in bed and greeted us with a smile as warm as the sun that was hitting her face today! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 02, 2016

Both of Tesfanesh's friends, Abush and Mariam were asleep so Tesfanesh was outside in her wheelchair, wheeling around and playing with the other children in the ward! Photo of Tesfanesh

Nov 01, 2016

Tesfanesh was in a good mood before going into surgery for her frame adjustment! It went well and she is resting peacefully now. Please continue to pray for a smooth healing process. Photo of Tesfanesh

Oct 31, 2016

Tesfanesh got her hair washed today and our CUREkids Coordinator Mieraf braided it for her! We think she likes it! Photo of Tesfanesh

Oct 28, 2016

Tesfanesh asked for a picture with her friend Mariam to make her other friend Abush jealous and somehow it worked! Then, Abush ended up asking for a picture with his other friends! Photo of Tesfanesh

Oct 27, 2016

Tesfanesh is glad to be amongst friends, while Abush who is next to her, was zoomed into the movie that was playing! Photo of Tesfanesh

Oct 26, 2016

Tesfanesh and her friends, Mariam and Abush, were taking turns showing us their best poses! Looking good Tesfanesh! Photo of Tesfanesh

Oct 25, 2016

Tesfanesh was having a good time playing around with her friend Yohannes this afternoon! Photo of Tesfanesh

Oct 24, 2016

Tesfanesh braided her hair by herself over the weekend and she did a very good job! She is recovering well in her frame! Photo of Tesfanesh

Oct 21, 2016

Tesfanesh was watching the local news, but stopped to pose for us! We love her bright smile! Photo of Tesfanesh

Oct 20, 2016

Tesfanesh is all smiles today! She spent her day playing and wheeling around the ward! Photo of Tesfanesh

Oct 19, 2016

Tesfanesh's surgery went well and she has a nice frame on now. Her serial casting that was previously done, did not do what Dr. Tim hoped, but it did better to prepare her for this frame. Take a look at the awesome work the team did! Photo of Tesfanesh

Oct 18, 2016

Tesfanesh had her frame put on her left leg and had our sweet nurses Mahi and Hewi were there to bring out her smiles afterwards! Photo of Tesfanesh

Oct 14, 2016

Tesfanesh had her bilateral soft tissue release procedure and is doing well! Take a look into her quick procedure and please pray for recovery! Photo of Tesfanesh

Sep 22, 2016

Tesfanesh is doing great! She had her last casting and now she is ready for her operation. We will see her in October for an admission, please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Tesfanesh

Sep 07, 2016

Tesfanesh's foot is showing great progress! She will continue her casting and we will see her in two weeks for another one! Photo of Tesfanesh

Aug 24, 2016

Tesfanesh is showing beautiful progress on her foot! She will continue the serial casting to keep that going. Keep those prayers coming! Photo of Tesfanesh

Aug 10, 2016

Tesfanesh is doing great! Her foot is showing good progress and she will continue with her serial casting. We can't wait to see her again in a couple of weeks! Photo of Tesfanesh

Aug 01, 2016

Tesfanesh had another cast change and she will return in two weeks for a fresh one! Thank you for your prayers for her! Photo of Tesfanesh

Jul 13, 2016

Tesfanesh is getting better with her Amharic, when we first met her, she only spoke her native language, but now she is learning the national language (Amharic) at the house she is staying at during her healing process! She came back to see the doctor and she will continue her casting, we will see her in two weeks for her next cast change! Photo of Tesfanesh

Jun 29, 2016

Tesfanesh had her cast changed today and will return in two weeks to see a doctor! If the casting does not cause much change, she will be scheduled for an operation. Photo of Tesfanesh

Jun 15, 2016

Tesfanesh got a hair cut! She is staying at an organization called Alemachin and she will continue her serial casting there. We will see her progress in a month when she returns for a check up! Please keep her in your prayers for a safe return back to us! Photo of Tesfanesh

May 27, 2016

Tasfanesh is going to be staying in a children's home where she will have her casting completed until it is time for her procedure. She was saddened by the news, because she doesn't want to be apart from her father. Daresebo also began to tear up. We encouraged them to be strong and that it is only until she's back for surgery and her father, Daresebo may come rejoin her then! We are glad Tasfanesh's healing has begun! We pray for strength for her and her family during this time apart. Photo of Tesfanesh

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