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

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Kume. When you give a gift through Kume's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like Ethiopia. Have more questions? Ask us.

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Kume's Story

”I want to be a doctor and heal people,” proclaimed Kume.

Kume is a 10-year-old sweet girl. She came to CURE hospital with her father Dinku and her older sister Direbe seeking help for her burn contracture. Dinku told us that when Kume w… Read more

”I want to be a doctor and heal people,” proclaimed Kume.

Kume is a 10-year-old sweet girl. She came to CURE hospital with her father Dinku and her older sister Direbe seeking help for her burn contracture. Dinku told us that when Kume was six-months-old she accidentally fell on a fire and hurt her arm, she went to different hospitals and got a treatment at the time, but her arm is still fused and she needs a treatment. Her sister Direbe heard about CURE from a previous patient of ours and they came to us. Kume’s parents are farmers, and she has six siblings- four sisters and two brothers. She is in grade three and she loves school so much. Kume told us that no one in her school or in her village makes fun of her condition, but she does not like showing her arm to anyone because people ask her different questions. She always hides her hand with her sweater. Join us welcoming Kume as she starts her healing journey!

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Nov 13, 2019

Before heading home, we found Kume outside enjoying her morning. She will continue her recovery from home and we will see her again next week when she returns for her check-up! Keep praying for this sweet child! Photo of Kume

Nov 11, 2019

Kume is doing great! Today she went to the operation room for a cast change and her hand is showing a great progress! Healing up isn't always fun, but she's got a great attitude about it! Photo of Kume

Nov 08, 2019

Today we found Kume on her wheelchair wheeling around the ward and enjoying the beautiful sunshine! Being in the wheelchair allows her to keep her newly splinted hand resting on a pillow which is just what the doctor ordered! Photo of Kume

Nov 06, 2019

Kume is back here at CURE Ethiopia! As planned, she will go to the operation room to have a splint put on and some reorientation of her wrist, all while she is asleep so she won't feel a thing. The procedure will help to increase her hand movement. Please keep this sweet child in your prayers! Photo of Kume

Aug 30, 2019

Kume come back to CURE Ethiopia for another check-up and she is doing well! Her elbow is showing progress but she still needs a little help. Dr. Tesfaye is going to take her into the OR to give her a cast change and splint her arm to encourage her arm to do it's job and heal. We will see her in a couple of weeks for that and for now, she will continue with her physical therapy exercises from home. Continue praying for this sweet child! Photo of Kume

May 31, 2019

Sweet Kume was here at CURE Ethiopia for her check-up! She told Dr.Tesfaye she has been doing her physical therapy exercises at home and she is getting really good at them. With this said, her elbow is still a little stiff and she needs to keep up with her exercises for a while longer. She will continue doing that from home and we will see her in two months when she returns for her check-up! Photo of Kume

Mar 22, 2019

Kume has come back for her check-up today! The wound from her operation has healed and she is doing wonderful! Dr. Tefaye gave her a two months appointment for her next follow up. Keep her in your prayers for a safe return back to the hospital! Photo of Kume

Mar 14, 2019

Kume is heading home today! She will continue her recovery from there and we will see her again next week to check on her arm's healing progress. Keep on praying for this sweet child! Photo of Kume

Mar 12, 2019

Kume had her second operation on her right hand and the operation went well and she is recovering smoothly. Dr. Tesfaye did a wonderful job on her arm - take a little look into her operation and remember her in your prayers! Photo of Kume

Sep 06, 2018

Kume came back after three months for her check-up and she is doing very well! She told us she is doing her exercises and likes all the progress she is making! We will see her in three months for another check-up, please keep praying for good healing progress! Photo of Kume

Jun 07, 2018

Look at Kume! She is doing very well. Dr. Tesfaye, saw her today and told her that her arm is healing beautifully and she just needs to continue with her exercises! We will see her in three months for another checkup! Photo of Kume

May 04, 2018

Kume came in Friday for her pin removal and did a very good job getting through it! The pin is out and she is going home. She will return in a month to check her healing progress, please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Kume

Apr 20, 2018

The contracture release Kume had is healing very well! She will return in two weeks for a pin removal. Please keep her in your prayers for a safe return back to us! Photo of Kume

Mar 05, 2018

Kume got good news and it's written all over her face! Her wound on her elbow is all healed and she is doing a good job with all of her physical exercises. She still needs another contracture release on her hand and we will see her in a couple of days when she returns for her admission. Photo of Kume

Jan 05, 2018

Kume is doing very well! Her elbow is healing beautifully and everything looks good. We will see her in a month when she returns for another checkup! Photo of Kume

Dec 21, 2017

Kume is doing great! Her arm is healing well and she is so happy she has a straight arm now. Today she had a dressing change and we will see her in two weeks for another one! Photo of Kume

Dec 11, 2017

Take a little peek into Kumi's surgery! She went home over the weekend and she will continue her recovery from there. We will see her next Thursday for her checkup, please be praying for her! Photo of Kume

Dec 07, 2017

We found Kume on her father's lap waiting to go into her surgery. She is such a brave girl! She was neither nervous nor afraid. Dr.Tesfaye did a wonderful job releasing her right elbow and making it a straight arm. Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Kume

Dec 06, 2017

Meet Kume! She is such a sweet girl. She is at the ward making new friends and getting ready for her operation. Please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Kume

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