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

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

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Gadissa's Story

“I want to be a doctor so that I could heal people who have problems like me,” proclaims Gadissa.

Gadissa is a friendly young lad who is in the fourth grade and we found out that his favorite thing to do is to play soccer! We met Gadiss… Read more

“I want to be a doctor so that I could heal people who have problems like me,” proclaims Gadissa.

Gadissa is a friendly young lad who is in the fourth grade and we found out that his favorite thing to do is to play soccer! We met Gadissa and his father Sufiyan at our mobile clinic. They came to the clinic seeking help for Gadissa’s clubfoot after hearing about it from their neighbors. This is the first time they are getting treatment, they are thankful to have found a place that is able to offer them all the help they need to complete his healing. “I have to wear boots all the time and I really want to wear other shoes and run just like my friends,” continues Gadissa. His parents are farmers and he has three sisters. Please join us welcoming this young boy!

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Jan 17, 2018

Gadissa is back for follow-up and doing well. Check out those straight feet! Dr. Rick encouraged him to continue to walk and we’ll see him back in six months time for another check-up! Photo of Gadissa

Oct 03, 2017

Gadissa is going home today! He will continue his recovery from there and we will see him in a couple of weeks for a check up. Please keep him in your prayers for a safe return back to us! Photo of Gadissa

Sep 29, 2017

Most of the time, Gadissa comes to the clinic to see his friends who came for a check up so that he could play with them. He always drags his father, Sufiyan, along to play with him! Photo of Gadissa

Sep 28, 2017

Gadissa and his new friend Tesfaye were in the playroom so focused on the TV and having fun! Photo of Gadissa

Sep 26, 2017

We found Gadissa outside soaking in the sunshine. He had a cast wedge and was in a little pain from it, but he still didn't want to miss out on the beautiful sunshine. Photo of Gadissa

Sep 22, 2017

Today we had a lot of fun playing peekaboo with Gadissa! He had a cast change yesterday and his feet are healing well. Thank you all for your support and prayers! Photo of Gadissa

Sep 18, 2017

Gadissa has a new friend now! Her name is Nohamin, and the two of them love playing together. Today we found them outside playing. Gadissa was playing games on his father's phone and Nohamin was drawing. When Gadissa saw us he stopped everything to show us this beautiful smile! Photo of Gadissa

Sep 15, 2017

We found Gadissa outside soaking in the beautiful sunshine, feet propped up in total relaxation mode, and enjoying his morning! Photo of Gadissa

Sep 13, 2017

Gadissa is doing great! He had a cast change today, and his foot is healing well and showing a great progress! Photo of Gadissa

Sep 06, 2017

Gadissa is ready for his operation today! He'll be having bilateral achilles tendon lengthening. We look forward to being inside the OR with him for support! Photo of Gadissa

Sep 04, 2017

Gadissa had a cast change Friday and was outside today watching his friend, Tadesse, playing checkers while we chatted with him! Photo of Gadissa

Aug 30, 2017

Gadissa got a haircut yesterday and he also got a new friend, Besufekad! Today they were busy playing games on a mobile phone! Photo of Gadissa

Aug 28, 2017

Gadissa has had a great Monday! He's had fun and has enjoyed his time in the ward and he is learning a little bit of Amharic and is teaching us his language, Oromifa! Photo of Gadissa

Aug 23, 2017

Gadissa had a cast removal and saw Dr.Tim, but his foot is not ready for surgery and he still needs another casting. Please pray for patience in the healing process! Photo of Gadissa

Aug 22, 2017

We love seeing this cute face! Tomorrow, Gadissa is going see Dr.Tim to find out if his foot is ready for surgery or if he needs a couple more rounds of casting. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Gadissa

Aug 21, 2017

Gadissa was wheeling around the ward and exchanging smiles and laughter with his friends Tariku and Tadesse this morning! We're thankful for the friendships he's made here at CURE! Photo of Gadissa

Aug 17, 2017

We love seeing these poses! Gadissa is making friends and his foot is healing well, there's healing in both of those things! Photo of Gadissa

Aug 14, 2017

Gadissa loves playing with the other children in the ward! Today was Ayalnesh's turn to wheel around with him! Photo of Gadissa

Aug 09, 2017

We found Gadissa outside, and as usual, he was in his wheelchair being silly and having fun! Photo of Gadissa

Aug 04, 2017

Gadissa started making faces for the camera and today he decided to go with this one! Photo of Gadissa

Aug 02, 2017

Gadissa's casts from last week still look brand new! He took some time to sit outside and enjoy some fresh air this morning. Look at that smile! Photo of Gadissa

Jul 28, 2017

Gadissa had his third casting today and his foot is healing well! He just needs a couple more before having an operation! Photo of Gadissa

Jul 25, 2017

Gadissa is making a lot of friends! Today we found him with Feresenbet playing and having fun! Photo of Gadissa

Jul 21, 2017

Gadissa were showing us how high he can lift his leg up with his cast on! Photo of Gadissa

Jul 19, 2017

Gadissa was too busy focussing on his puzzles and learning numbers! Photo of Gadissa

Jul 14, 2017

Gadissa's foot looks great after just one casting! He had his second casting today and he is so excited to see the change in the coming two weeks - so are we! Photo of Gadissa

Jul 13, 2017

Gadissa is having a great time in the ward! He wheels around and plays with the other children in there! Photo of Gadissa

Jul 11, 2017

Gadissa was all smiles today in the ward! He's progressing in his serial casting and will have another cast change Friday. Photo of Gadissa

Jul 07, 2017

We found Gadissa in his wheelchair building a house and having fun! He has a little trouble blending in with the other children because he speaks another language from the rest of them, but he will be best friends with them soon. Tariku and Tadesse are teaching him a couple of Amharic words! Photo of Gadissa

Jul 03, 2017

Gadissa is here with us! He had his first cast and has begun his journey to healing! Photo of Gadissa

May 02, 2017

Meet this sweet little guy - Gadissa! He will come to the hospital in June to start his casting treatment. We're excited to give him the opportunity to run with his friends and to wear other shoes too instead of boots! Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Gadissa

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