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  • Age11
  • Conditiona bone condition
  • Next Appointment 07/09/2019

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

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

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Mendesil's Story

“I want to see my son being healed and go to school just like his siblings,” says Ejigu, Mendesil’s father.

Mendesil is a very sweet child, he loves running and playing, but the problem he has on his foot always gets in the way of him… Read more

“I want to see my son being healed and go to school just like his siblings,” says Ejigu, Mendesil’s father.

Mendesil is a very sweet child, he loves running and playing, but the problem he has on his foot always gets in the way of him having fun. His parents noticed the problem when he was around two. When the family decided to seek help for Mendesil’s foot problem, a friend of a friend told them about CURE and they came to us. Mendesil is the youngest for his parents, he has two sisters and one brother. His father Ejigu told us why he called his son Mendesil, which means ‘what a joy’, because he was so happy he got two daughters and two sons and decided not to have another child. Ejigu is a farmer and he is so thankful to have found a place that would give him all the help his son needed. Please join us in welcoming this sweet one!

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Latest Updates

Apr 24, 2019

Mendesil is going home today where he will continue his recovery! We will see him in six weeks for another check-up, keep on praying for Mendesil! Photo of Mendesil

Apr 23, 2019

Mendesil is back at CURE Ethiopia! He had an epiphysiodesis procedure which will help delay the growth of his left leg so that the right one can catch up in length with the other one. His operation went well and he is now resting in the ward! Photo of Mendesil

Jan 15, 2019

Mendesil is back for his check-up! His ankle is healed and doesn't need any more treatment, but there is a little discrepancy between his legs that he will have an operation for to delay the growth of the right leg while the left one catches up with it. We will see him again in April for his admission! Photo of Mendesil

Jun 29, 2018

Mendesil had an ankle screw removal and he is recovering wonderfully! He is going home today and we will see him in six months when he returns for his check-up! Photo of Mendesil

Jun 13, 2018

Mendesil came back for his check-up and he is doing very well! Dr Rick decided to remove his ankle screw in a couple of weeks so we will see him back in the hospital for an admission soon! Photo of Mendesil

Dec 12, 2017

Mendesil came in for follow up clinic today with his father and was happy to hear that he is progressing well! His ankle is almost in the normal position. He has no pain and we look forward to seeing him in six months time for another follow up appointment in which Dr. Rick will most likely take out the screw he still has in place that is correcting his ankle. Photo of Mendesil

Jun 13, 2017

Mendesil was having fun making faces and playing with the other children! His foot is healing well and everything looks great! We will see him in six months for another checkup. Photo of Mendesil

Dec 13, 2016

Mendesil came back for his follow up and he is doing great! He is walking well and everything looks good. We will see him in a couple of months for another check up! Please keep praying for good progress! Photo of Mendesil

Sep 02, 2016

Here are a couple of photos from Mendesil's surgery! Since he was doing so well, he went back home and will continue his recovery from there! We are looking forward to seeing him in early December for his follow up! Photo of Mendesil

Aug 31, 2016

Mendesil did great today! This was his first operation and he will have a couple more surgeries to achieve the goal of having a straight foot. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Mendesil

Aug 30, 2016

When we first met Mendesil today he was so scared of us and didn't even want to shake our hand! But after watching us talking to his father, he came close and start playing with us. We have good feeling we will be best friends in the next couple of days! Photo of Mendesil

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