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  • Conditiona bone condition
  • Next Appointment 02/20/2019

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

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Hiluf's Story

”I want him to return to school and continue his education after his healing,” said Welay, Hiluf’s father.

Hiluf is the fifth and youngest child for Welay and his wife Abeba. He has four older siblings, two are sisters and two brothers… Read more

”I want him to return to school and continue his education after his healing,” said Welay, Hiluf’s father.

Hiluf is the fifth and youngest child for Welay and his wife Abeba. He has four older siblings, two are sisters and two brothers. Hiluf and his family come from the northern part of the country and Welay farms to provide for his family with Abeba helping him around their farm. Hiluf has completed the fourth grade, but did not continue his education into the fifth grade. The road to school is long for him to travel to and as his condition worsened, it became difficult for him to travel the distance without becoming too fatigued. After going to neighboring cities and looking for answers for his son, Welay returned home to their small town. Not too long later, a previous patient of CURE’s told Welay about the treatment they received here and they made an appointment to come to the capital city and be seen. Hiluf hasn’t let his deformity get the best of him and still plays with other children. He even helps his father with the animals on the farm, though Welay insists he doesn’t. “I get worried he will get hurt and not be able to return back,” says Welay. Hiluf is brave and we are excited to see his life transformed!

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Feb 22, 2018

Hiluf came in for his check-up and he is walking well without any support! He is doing great, and he is going back home to be with his family. We will see him in a year when he returns for another checkup! Photo of Hiluf

Feb 01, 2018

Hiluf is doing very well! His X-ray shows good healing progress and everything looks great. He can now start weight bearing on his right leg and we will see him in six weeks for another check-up! Photo of Hiluf

Oct 12, 2017

Hiluf went back to the Chesire Home and his father, Welay, went back home to the rest of his family. Hiluf will continue his recovery at Chesire and we will see him back at the hospital for his checkup next month! Photo of Hiluf

Oct 10, 2017

Hiluf had his second operation yesterday for correcting the deformity on his left leg, and it went great! He said he wasn't feeling any pain afterwards, which we were happy to hear. Take a look into his procedure! Photo of Hiluf

Oct 09, 2017

The medication worked and Hiluf's rash from last week is gone which means he was on the surgery schedule today! His surgery went really well, please be praying for a smooth recovery for him. Photo of Hiluf

Oct 03, 2017

This afternoon we found Hiluf in bed chatting with his neighbor Ayalnesh and having fun. He is doing great and the medication is working well! Photo of Hiluf

Oct 02, 2017

Hiluf is here in the hospital with us! He was going to have his surgery today, but he has a rash on his legs so the operation got postponed because of it. He has to take the medication for a couple of days and he will have his surgery once the rash goes away. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Hiluf

Aug 03, 2017

We were happy to see Hiluf back here for a follow-up! He is doing well and didn't have any complaints. Unfortunately, he still has residual deformity in his right leg. Dr. Teddy recommended for him to use his crutches more and bare weight on his right leg. We will see him for a follow-up in six weeks and make a treatment plan for his left leg! Photo of Hiluf

Jun 26, 2017

Hiluf come back for a checkup and he is doing very well! His leg is making good healing progress and everything is right on track. We will see him in six weeks for another checkup! Photo of Hiluf

May 15, 2017

Hiluf has healed well enough to go back to the Cheshire home where he will be staying for a couple of weeks. We will see him in mid June for a checkup! Photo of Hiluf

May 12, 2017

Hiluf is hanging in there! He had a cast change today and his leg is healing well! Photo of Hiluf

May 11, 2017

Hiluf is quite a teacher, he is teaching his friend Daniel his language, Tigirigha, and he is learning Amharic! Photo of Hiluf

May 10, 2017

Hiluf is getting better by the day, and he has his faithful dad Welay next to him to comfort and take care of him! Photo of Hiluf

May 09, 2017

Hiluf's procedure went really well yesterday! Dr. Teddy transformed his leg and it's almost perfect. He is in some pain as expected and we hope he starts to feel better soon. Take a look into his procedure! Photo of Hiluf

May 08, 2017

Hiluf made a friend, Yemane, at Cheshire Services when he was waiting for admission! Hiluf only speaks the northern language, Tigrinya, so it was nice for him to meet someone who he can communicate with fully! Photo of Hiluf

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