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

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

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Surafel's Story

“Kids at school and in my neighborhood tease me and call me names like 'handicap'," says Surafel.

Surafel is in the sixth grade and wants to become a doctor one day to help those in need. “All I️ can say is that it’s not kind to spe… Read more

“Kids at school and in my neighborhood tease me and call me names like 'handicap'," says Surafel.

Surafel is in the sixth grade and wants to become a doctor one day to help those in need. “All I️ can say is that it’s not kind to speak that way to others in response to them,” continues Surafel. He comes from the east of the capital and was referred to us from Black Lion Hospital. He is the only child for his parents, his mother is a day labor and his father works as a janitor. Surafel was born with his left foot deformed and still feels pain after walking long distances and or running. He loves playing football and we want to get him back out on the field, healthy! Join us in praying for Surafel's healing!

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Aug 02, 2018

Surafel came for his check-up today and he is doing great! He said he has a little pain with walking and he received an Ankle Foot Orthosis(AFO) to assist that. He will continue his healing and we will see him in six months when he returns for another check-up! Photo of Surafel

May 22, 2018

Surafel came to the hospital today with his father Esayas. He is doing very well and now is able to walk without support! Dr.Mesfin told him that his foot is all healed and we won't need to see him for another year! Please keep him in your prayers that his progress will continue! Photo of Surafel

Feb 20, 2018

"Surafel is doing great!" says Dr. Mesfin. Surafel doesn't need his auxiliary crutches anymore and he can start walking without them. The look on his face when he heard the news says it all! Photo of Surafel

Jan 11, 2018

Surafel was discharged home over the Ethiopian Christmas holiday. We look forward to seeing him at clinic in February for a check up!

Jan 02, 2018

We found Surafel on his bed, focused on his phone games! He had a tendon transfer yesterday and and he is doing very well! Photo of Surafel

Dec 26, 2017

Surafel is doing well with his cast wedge and was making his way around the ward in his axillary crutches. Way to go Surafel! Photo of Surafel

Dec 22, 2017

Surafel will be having a cast wedge today and he's happy to be closer to having his correction! Photo of Surafel

Dec 20, 2017

Once he got into the operating room, Dr. Tim checked out his foot again and unfortunately, Surafel wasn't ready for his full procedure yet. Dr. Tim performed a soft tissue release and then casted his leg into a straighter position. He will have another cast change by early next week. Please pray that he makes progress and continues to recovering well from the tissue release. Photo of Surafel

Dec 18, 2017

Surafel had some time in the sunshine before his procedure today. He was enjoying his time in our garden at the hospital! Please pray that his procedure and recovery will go smoothly! Photo of Surafel

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