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

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

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Tariku's Story

“Children insult my son always and it makes me feel very bad,” says Sharew, Tariku’s father.

Tariku is the third of six children for Sharew who comes from northwest of the capital city. Sharew has a disability as well, which began 25 … Read more

“Children insult my son always and it makes me feel very bad,” says Sharew, Tariku’s father.

Tariku is the third of six children for Sharew who comes from northwest of the capital city. Sharew has a disability as well, which began 25 years ago, but it doesn’t stop him from farming and providing for his family. When Tariku was a child, his father tried to get his clubfoot treated but the local clinic said they couldn’t help them at the time. Tariku loves to run and play and has kept his smile through his struggles and we only hope for his smile to get even bigger as he begins his journey of healing!

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2 days ago

We found Tariku having fun and playing hide and seek with his friends Tadesse and Gadissa! Photo of Tariku

Aug 09, 2017

Tariku and his friend and neighbor Bniyam are having fun playing checkers and enjoying their time in the ward together! Photo of Tariku

Aug 02, 2017

Tariku and his pal Tadesse couldn't contain their laughters while chatting outside today! Photo of Tariku

Jul 31, 2017

Tariku and his friend Tadesse made a new friend Belaynesh! She plays checkers and wheels around the ward with them! Photo of Tariku

Jul 28, 2017

Tariku had another casting today and his foot is healing beautifully! He will have another one in two weeks and we will see the progress he is making! Photo of Tariku

Jul 26, 2017

The kids are having fun playing checkers! Tariku's friends Tadesse and Feresenbet were playing checkers while Tariku waited for his turn to play with his other friend Gadissa! Photo of Tariku

Jul 25, 2017

Like they always do, Tariku and his friend Tadesse were watching movies and playing with their legos! Photo of Tariku

Jul 21, 2017

We read all the get well messages Tariku received and he is so happy and grateful to have got them! Thank you everyone for making this little guy happy! Photo of Tariku

Jul 19, 2017

Tariku and Feresenbet were having fun and enjoying their time playing with play-doh! Photo of Tariku

Jul 17, 2017

Tariku and his pal Tadesse, were enjoying some laughter and bonding while watching a film in the recreation room this afternoon! Photo of Tariku

Jul 14, 2017

Tariku had a cast change today and his foot is healing very well! This one was his third casting and he will have a couple more before having an operation. Photo of Tariku

Jul 11, 2017

Tariku was having a good time socializing in the recreation area today! He's progressing well in his serial casting and looks forward to having a cast change this coming Friday! Photo of Tariku

Jul 07, 2017

Tariku is such a friendly little guy, he loves watching television and chatting with his friends Tadesse and Abdulahi! Photo of Tariku

Jul 03, 2017

Tariku had his second casting today and his foot is healing well! He saw his foot and he is so happy with the progress! Photo of Tariku

Jun 28, 2017

We found Tariku and his friend Tadesse in the playroom focused on the TV and watching an animated movie! Photo of Tariku

Jun 26, 2017

Tariku was enjoying some down time in the recreation room this afternoon! He's happy with his first cast so far and is looking forward to a cast change this Friday. Photo of Tariku

Jun 22, 2017

Today we found Tariku and his father Sharew, chatting and enjoying the day. "I wanted him to go to church to learn the alphabet because the regular school is too far for him to walk and it is very difficult, but he insisted on going, so I sent him to school and now he is in grade two!" Sharew proudly told us. Photo of Tariku

Jun 20, 2017

We are so happy to see Tariku! He is here with his father Sharew, and he's started his casting treatment. Please join us in praying for a solid start to his healing process! Photo of Tariku

Feb 07, 2017

Sharew is glad his son will be getting the operation he needs to walk better and so are we! Please pray for them as they prepare to come for surgery in early April! Photo of Tariku

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