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

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Daniel's Story

“I always get jealous of people who can play soccer or any sports activity for that matter,” says Daniel, he continues “I am looking forward to being healed and playing soccer with my friends.”

Daniel is a friendly young boy! He came… Read more

“I always get jealous of people who can play soccer or any sports activity for that matter,” says Daniel, he continues “I am looking forward to being healed and playing soccer with my friends.”

Daniel is a friendly young boy! He came to CURE with his mother Bayush, seeking help for his leg problem. He lives in the north-western part of Ethiopia with his parents and three siblings, he has two brothers and one sister. Bayush told us that the family could not find healing for Daniel until a couple months back when they came across someone who knew about CURE. Daniel is in grade nine and he wants to be a doctor someday. Please join us welcoming Daniel!

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Look at Daniel! He has graduated from a walker to using just crutches! He is doing very well and his healing is making good progress. Dr. Mesfin told him that his wound is healing well and he will see him in January. We will miss him. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Daniel

May 16, 2017

Daniel is leaving us for a couple weeks, he just needs to continue practicing at home with his walking and gaining more strength and then we will see him in June again! Photo of Daniel

May 15, 2017

Daniel diligently continued with his practice over the weekend and he is getting better at walking! Today we found him with his mother, Bayush, getting advice from our physiotherapist Ashenafi! Photo of Daniel

May 11, 2017

Daniel is doing great! He got his new AFO (ankle foot orthosis) today and he started practicing walking with a walker! Photo of Daniel

May 09, 2017

Daniel was being his usual goofy self and playing games on his phone when we went by to visit him today! Photo of Daniel

May 08, 2017

Daniel is waiting for a AFO for his left foot and a knee brace for his right knee, as well as have some physical therapy before leaving us, and it's nice to have his smile around! Photo of Daniel

May 03, 2017

Daniel was happy to share the variety in music he has on his phone with our CUREkids Coordinator Mieraf, he even played her tribal music, while he waited to be discharged! Photo of Daniel

May 02, 2017

Daniel is feeling much better after having his cast taken off! We like seeing him in good spirits and look forward to seeing him return home, tomorrow, for the rest of his recovery! Photo of Daniel

Apr 28, 2017

Daniel was happy to be resting and listening to his music when we came by this afternoon! Photo of Daniel

Apr 27, 2017

Daniel is resting well and as comedic as ever today! His smile is contagious and he had us smiling too! Photo of Daniel

Apr 26, 2017

Daniel had his stitches removed on his left leg and was in some discomfort this morning, but back to his fun-loving self by this afternoon! Photo of Daniel

Apr 24, 2017

Daniel was having a great time chatting with his friend, Gashaw, while resting in bed this afternoon! We love seeing friendships in the ward form! Photo of Daniel

Apr 21, 2017

Dr. Mesfin was having a laugh with Daniel during rounds this morning as he complimented his new hair cut! Photo of Daniel

Apr 20, 2017

Daniel was back in his usual place, relaxing in bed, with his music nearby and his friends close for chats! Photo of Daniel

Apr 19, 2017

We were glad to see Daniel out of bed and rolling around with his friend, Mastewal and brother Gashaw today! Photo of Daniel

Apr 18, 2017

Daniel loves being silly with us and here he is at it again this morning! Photo of Daniel

Apr 07, 2017

Daniel was being so silly this afternoon when we went by to visit him! We like seeing his spirits high! Photo of Daniel

Apr 06, 2017

Daniel was in bed playing with a mobile phone and taking queues from his neighbors about smiling for the camera. We think he's got that covered though! Photo of Daniel

Apr 05, 2017

Daniel is feeling great! Today we found him in bed listening to a music and resting! Photo of Daniel

Apr 04, 2017

Daniel was all smiles in bed this afternoon when he saw our CKC Mieraf had brought in chocolate Hershey Kisses to pass out! Photo of Daniel

Mar 31, 2017

Daniel's left femur corrective osteotomy went well! He's in some pain as expected, but he's resting peacefully in bed alongside his mother, Bayush. Take a look into his procedure! Photo of Daniel

Mar 30, 2017

We missed Daniel before his procedure this morning, but our Head Ward Nurse, Sami, and the rest of the staff was sure to send him in with confidence as usual! Great work team! Photo of Daniel

Mar 29, 2017

We caught Daniel outside, just like yesterday, chatting it up with friends and awaiting his operation tomorrow! Photo of Daniel

Mar 28, 2017

Daniel was outside taking a stroll and spreading joy with his huge smile today! Photo of Daniel

Mar 24, 2017

Daniel is recovering well! His leg is a bit swollen today and he is been staying in bed and on a chair to keep it elevated! Photo of Daniel

Mar 22, 2017

Daniel is doing great! He is here with us for his operation. Today he is having a Tibia Corrective Osteotomy on his right leg, please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Daniel

Feb 01, 2017

Daniel is doing great! His right femur is healing well and it is time to start on the left one. We will see him in March for an admission, please keep him in your prayers for a safe return back to us! Photo of Daniel

Dec 23, 2016

Daniel and his nurse Melat! He is going home today and will continue his recovery from home. We will see him in five weeks, when he returns for his follow-up. We will miss him! Photo of Daniel

Dec 21, 2016

Daniel was at the play ground having fun building castles with yogurt cups and his friend Gebyaw was with him, destroying it and knocking it down! Photo of Daniel

Dec 20, 2016

Daniel was outside hanging with his friends Alemu and Gebeyaw, when he saw us with a camera, he took a phone out to take our picture as well! Photo of Daniel

Dec 19, 2016

Today we had visitors who came to the hospital and shared a story with our kids. Daniel was with his friends, Alemu and Gebyaw, enjoying the story time! Photo of Daniel

Dec 16, 2016

We found Daniel and his friend Alemu in the playroom building different kinds of cars with Legos! Photo of Daniel

Dec 15, 2016

This morning Daniel and his friend Ashenafi were outside enjoying the beautiful day and having fun! Photo of Daniel

Dec 13, 2016

It is really great to see the happiness and friendship happening in the ward! This morning we saw Daniel's friend Ahmed helping Daniel into his wheelchair! Photo of Daniel

Dec 12, 2016

As usual, Daniel was outside wheeling around and having fun with his friends Alemu and Gebyaw this morning, enjoying our warm sunshine! Photo of Daniel

Dec 09, 2016

Earlier this morning, we found Daniel and Ahmed hanging out together and enjoying each other's company out in the sun! Photo of Daniel

Dec 08, 2016

Daniel was playing with his friend Alemu and when they saw us, they posed for the camera! Photo of Daniel

Dec 07, 2016

Daniel always has a good sprit! He goes around the ward playing with his friends, having fun and wheeling around outside! Photo of Daniel

Dec 06, 2016

Daniel was out having fun with his friends and enjoying the sun on our beautiful day here in Addis! Photo of Daniel

Dec 02, 2016

The physicians decided to keep Daniel a bit longer and all his friends in the ward are so happy to have him there for a little while longer! Photo of Daniel

Dec 01, 2016

We saw Daniel in bed resting, chatting with his mother this morning, who was knitting. We just had to photograph him with what she created and show him too before he left us later - he was discharged! Photo of Daniel

Nov 29, 2016

Daniel spent most of his day in bed reading. He says he likes his book so much and he wants to finish it as soon as he can! Photo of Daniel

Nov 28, 2016

Daniel and Molalegne were exchanging laughs while watching their friends play in the ward today! Photo of Daniel

Nov 25, 2016

This morning, these two little ones - Dagim and Fiker, wanted Daniel to write numbers on their hand! Photo of Daniel

Nov 24, 2016

Daniel was in bed happily reading his book this afternoon! Photo of Daniel

Nov 23, 2016

Daniel was having fun outside and posing with the teddy bear after his friend Dagim this morning! Photo of Daniel

Nov 22, 2016

Daniel was relaxing and catching up on some television time as we passed through the ward this morning. He tells us he's pain free today! Photo of Daniel

Nov 18, 2016

Daniel told us that he was in a little bit of pain during the night but he is feeling much better now! Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Daniel

Nov 17, 2016

We spent some time with Daniel reading the get well messages he received. He wants to say this to everyone - "Thank you so much and God bless you all!" Photo of Daniel

Nov 16, 2016

Daniel enjoyed racing around in his wheelchair just as much as his friend Molalegne. We're still sure they're tied, but we'll have to find out more tomorrow! Photo of Daniel

Nov 15, 2016

Daniel was outside enjoying the beautiful weather this morning! Photo of Daniel

Nov 14, 2016

Daniel is in a very good mood today! He also told us he had a great weekend too. We found him outside on a wheelchair soaking in the sun! We're so thankful that he keeps improving! Photo of Daniel

Nov 10, 2016

We were glad to see Daniel out of bed and feeling better today! His pain isn't totally gone just yet and he handles it with such grace and strength, please keep praying for him! Photo of Daniel

Nov 09, 2016

Daniel is still strong and handling the pain the best he can, with his awesome positivity and smiles! Thank you for keeping him in your prayers! Photo of Daniel

Nov 08, 2016

Daniel got a new cast yesterday and feels some discomfort from the change which is expected, but he still greeted us with this warm smile! Photo of Daniel

Nov 07, 2016

Daniel got some rest over the weekend and is feeling better! We're glad to see he's in less pain. Thank you for praying for him! Photo of Daniel

Nov 04, 2016

Daniel told us he's still feeling pain today and not feeling much better. His nurse Hirut did her best to make him feel better and we pray for rest over the weekend! Photo of Daniel

Nov 03, 2016

This is Melat, Daniel’s nurse for today. He was in lots of pain today from his operation and he is doing his best to get better. Keep the prayers coming for this young boy! Photo of Daniel

Nov 02, 2016

Daniel had his second operation today. The first operation helped to straighten the right femur and this one will help with the right tibia. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Daniel

Nov 01, 2016

Daniel was happy to be pain free today! We're delighted about his continued healing! Photo of Daniel

Oct 31, 2016

We were happy to see Daniel out of bed and outside with his friend Temesgen today! They were having a nice time chatting it up in this beautiful weather we are having! Photo of Daniel

Oct 28, 2016

Daniel says he's feeling more pain then usual today, but still gave us his sweet smile while speaking with us! Please keep this young man in your prayers over the weekend! Photo of Daniel

Oct 27, 2016

Daniel was encouraged when he watched a video of Lauren Diagle praying for him at one of her concerts! Thank you Lauren and friends! Photo of Daniel

Oct 26, 2016

Daniel's surgery was intense, but his femur came out straight! He is feeling some pain now in recovery, so please remember him in your prayers for good pain management and good rest tonight. Photo of Daniel

Oct 25, 2016

It's finally Daniel's surgery day! He's brave and looking forward to seeing what his right leg will look like afterward. He had such a warm smile for our CUREkids Coordinator Mieraf as we prepped him! Photo of Daniel

Oct 24, 2016

We found Daniel outside wheeling around and soaking in all the sunshine! Photo of Daniel

Oct 21, 2016

We saw Daniel peacefully reading in bed this morning! Photo of Daniel

Oct 20, 2016

We enjoyed seeing Daniel get some fresh air and enjoying the garden today while waiting for his new operation date! Please keep praying for this young man! Photo of Daniel

Oct 19, 2016

Daniel's surgery has been postponed as the surgeons changed his course of treatment to one that will be more beneficial for him. Meanwhile, Daniel is enjoying his time getting to know the other children in the ward! Photo of Daniel

Oct 18, 2016

Meet Daniel! He's a teenage boy who loves to play soccer and we're looking forward to the day that he can do that without pain! Join us in praying for his healing so that he can get back out on the field! Photo of Daniel

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