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

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

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Adem's Story

“I want to be a doctor when I grow up!” Adem shares with excitement.

Adam comes from a family of six, and he is the second child for his parents. His father passed away when Adem’s mom, Fatuma, was three months pregnant with him. She g… Read more

“I want to be a doctor when I grow up!” Adem shares with excitement.

Adam comes from a family of six, and he is the second child for his parents. His father passed away when Adem’s mom, Fatuma, was three months pregnant with him. She got remarried right away because it is custom to marry the brother of the deceased husband. So, Fatuma married Adem’s uncle and she has three boys and one girl with him. When Adem was born the family was so shocked and sad because he was born with clubfoot and the condition was all new to the family. Adem’s cousin, Ahmed, heard about an opportunity to receive free surgery on the radio in the capital, and so they came to Addis Ababa. Upon reaching the hospital, though, they were told the free surgeries were only for cleft lip and palate cases. Fortunately, the hospital was helpful and told him about CURE hospital and to come to us. Because of the way he walks, kids at school called him monkey and made fun of Adem, but he is such a strong kid. He still goes to school and loves learning! Please join us welcoming Adem and his family while they start their healing journey!

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2 days ago

Adem went back to the Chesire Home to continue his healing! We will see him in a couple of weeks for another checkup. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery and safe return back to us! Photo of Adem

Dec 12, 2017

Adem was resting in bed and ready to go in and have his bilateral cast change this morning! Photo of Adem

Dec 06, 2017

Adem is having fun at the ward. Most of the kids in his room speak Oromigha like him, and it is so easy to play with them! He is healing and enjoying his time at the ward! Photo of Adem

Dec 04, 2017

Here are a couple of pictures from Adem's surgery! He is doing great, and is recovering well. Thank you all for your prayers! Photo of Adem

Nov 29, 2017

Adem had his triple arthrodesis today, and he did great in there! Now he is resting at the ward with his two perfectly straight feet. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Adem

Nov 27, 2017

Adem is in the hospital for his operation. He is doing great, and he's getting ready for his clubfoot surgery! Photo of Adem

Oct 25, 2017

Adem was so playful today! Before leaving the hospital he was making faces and playing with his neighbor, Abdi. We will see him at the end of November for an admission. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Adem

Oct 24, 2017

Earlier in the morning we found Adem on a wheelchair soaking in the beautiful sun. He is in the hospital for a dressing change, and it seems that his foot is healing well! He will return to the Chesire home tomorrow and stay there until his second surgery. Photo of Adem

Oct 13, 2017

Adem was feeling more comfortable and having fun before going to the Chesire Home where he will be staying for the next two weeks because he lives so far from the hospital and he needs a couple of more surgeries. We will see him on October 23rd for an admission to have a cast change. Please keep Adem in your prayers! Photo of Adem

Oct 10, 2017

We’ve loved seeing Adem’s personality blossom as we’ve spent time with him. Throughout surgery prep, he was chill and calm and gave us a fist bump and a high five. You could tell that some of the surgery prep was uncomfortable with the necessary poking and prodding, but we know it’s all worth it. Adem had his first stage of foot reconstruction, and soon we’ll get to not only see our boy’s personality blossom, but also his physical transformation blossom! He’s doing great post-surgery and will hopefully get to leave the hospital on Friday! Friends, please pray for Adem’s continued healing! Photo of Adem

Oct 10, 2017

We were able to meet Adem in his village! This is a photo how he walked last week and today he will have a foot reconstruction on one of his feet to help him have one straight foot first before we tackle the second one. He will have a couple of more surgeries once he heals from this one. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Adem

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