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

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Befkade's Story

“He doesn’t have any pain, he walks, runs well and enjoys it!” proclaims Getaye, Befkade’s father, as he smiles!

Befkade comes from north of the capital. He is the first born of three for Getaye, who is a farmer. Getaye's other two … Read more

“He doesn’t have any pain, he walks, runs well and enjoys it!” proclaims Getaye, Befkade’s father, as he smiles!

Befkade comes from north of the capital. He is the first born of three for Getaye, who is a farmer. Getaye's other two children are girls. Befkade was born with his clubfoot. He is in the sixth grade and is initially quiet when you first meet him, but we’re sure he’ll warm up to us over time! A local physician in their town referred Befkade’s family to CURE a couple of months ago. We're so thankful that they've made their way here and we're excited to start his treatment and get him off to a new start with a straightened foot! Join us in praying him through the process!

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Mar 20, 2019

Befekade is doing wonderful! He came in for his check-up today walking without any support and as you can see by his smile, he is so excited about his healing! We will see him again in six months for another check-up! Photo of Befkade

Feb 11, 2019

Befekade is going home where he will continue strengthening his muscles and practicing his walking. We will see him again next month for his check-up! Photo of Befkade

Jan 31, 2019

Look at Befekade doing his physical therapy! He is working hard and will stay in the CURE Ethiopia hospital for a couple more days so that he can keep getting stronger. The exercises will help him to strengthen his muscles in order walk better, please be praying for him! Photo of Befkade

Dec 18, 2018

Take a little peek into Befekade's operation. He is recovering well and heading home already where he will continue healing up, we will see him again in a couple of weeks for an admission. At that point, he will have a cast removal and will do different physical exercises to help him for the next step - walking! Photo of Befkade

Dec 17, 2018

Befekade is back for his operation! Today he had a tendon transfer on his right foot and it was successful, please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Befkade

Nov 02, 2018

Befekade is heading home today! He will continue his healing from there and we will see him again in a couple of weeks for his check-up. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery and safe return back to CURE Ethiopia! Photo of Befkade

Oct 31, 2018

Befekade went to the operation room to have a frame adjustment and the frame has done it's job in helping to heal his foot. So, good news! Befekade had a frame removal instead! He is so excited will now be in a cast to continue his healing! Photo of Befkade

Oct 29, 2018

Befekade was giving all his attention to what was happening while Bayu turned his frames for him. He is doing very well and is continuing his healing like a champ! Photo of Befkade

Oct 25, 2018

Befekade was so focused on his mobile game that he wasn't talking to anyone, just having fun and going for the win! He is doing well and his healing is progressing, thank you all for the prayers! Photo of Befkade

Oct 23, 2018

We took Befekade's photo while he telling us about his day - he told us he is getting better at walking with his crutches and he had been playing with his neighbor Nathan! We're thankful for the friendships that form here at CURE Ethiopia! Photo of Befkade

Oct 18, 2018

Befekade was playful today - hiding and peeking from behind his blanket! He is doing well and keeping himself entertained in the ward. He is improving his mobility, walking with the help of his crutches and is doing a wonderful job putting the practice time in! Photo of Befkade

Oct 15, 2018

Befekade was playing a game but when he saw our camera he removed his bandage and told us, "I want to have one photo that shows my frame, I want to take it home and show it to my families what my frame looked like!" We obliged and were treated to his big smile - thank you for supporting what happens here at CURE Ethiopia - frames and smiles alike! Photo of Befkade

Oct 11, 2018

“When he was two years old we took him to a clinic in our village and they told us there is no healing for him,” recounted Getaye, Befekade’s father and he continued, ”so we gave up hope and accepted his condition as a gift from God and stopped looking for help. Recently, I heard about CURE from a physician and came here. I am so happy we have found a place that shows us hope and that there is healing for my son.” Photo of Befkade

Oct 08, 2018

Befkade and one of our counselor Tewodros were talking and Befkade was telling him how life was before coming to the CURE Ethiopia hospital. "A lot of kids make fun of my foot, it always made me mad and if they are younger than me I tried to hit them," says Befekade and he continues, "when I play soccer I never get picked to be a player, I'm always a goal keeper because I don't play like the rest of them." Once he is done with his treatment we are confident that he will be able to play soccer like the other children in his village! Photo of Befkade

Oct 01, 2018

"Thank you everyone for the messages, and God bless you all!" says Befekade after hearing all of the get-well messages he has gotten from everyone. Thank you all for encouraging him, praying for him, and bringing him joy today! Photo of Befkade

Sep 28, 2018

"I want to be a sport teacher in the future, Befekade told us and continued, "I love everything we do in our sport class and I want to teach that when I grow up!" Befekade is doing well, please continue to pray for his healing - we would love to see him reach his dreams of becoming a PE teacher or coach! Photo of Befkade

Sep 25, 2018

Befekade was playful today! Last week he was in a little pain from his operation, but today he is doing great and getting used to the frame. Keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Befkade

Sep 18, 2018

Befekade likes walking around outside the ward! Today we found him before going into the operation room for a cast change. His foot is healing well and it is showing good progress thanks to all your prayers for him! Photo of Befkade

Sep 13, 2018

Befekade is making friends and Getayawekal is one of them! They hangout together playing games and running around the ward with the support of their crutches! Photo of Befkade

Sep 07, 2018

We found Befkade in his bed chilling! He told us his surgery wound is not hurting him and that he is doing wonderful! On Monday, he will have a cast wedge will help his healing process. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Befkade

Sep 05, 2018

Take a little look into Befkade's surgery, it went well and he is now recovering in the ward. Please be praying for him! Photo of Befkade

Sep 04, 2018

Befkade is back with us at CURE Ethiopia hospital for his second stage of treatment, which is a surgery. Today he is having a soft tissue release on the right foot to completely straighten it, please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Befkade

Aug 01, 2018

Befkade came back to CURE Ethiopia today to see if his foot is ready for surgery and it is! He will have his operation in September but for the time being, he got another cast on and went back home. Please keep him in your prayers for a safe return back to the hospital! Photo of Befkade

Jul 13, 2018

Befkade saw Dr. Rick today to see if his foot is ready for an operation or not, and Dr.Rick told him it will be ready after one more casting. He will return in the beginning of August to get his admission date! Photo of Befkade

Jun 13, 2018

Befkade had his fifth casting today and his foot is healing beautifully! We will see him in two weeks for another casting. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Befkade

May 30, 2018

We found Befkade outside after he had washed his foot! He told us he is so happy with his progress and looking forward to see his foot straight. He had his fourth casting today and we will see him after two weeks for another casting! Photo of Befkade

May 16, 2018

Befkade came today for a checkup and he is doing very well! His foot is responding well to the casting treatment and he will continue with the casting for the next couple of weeks. We will see him in two weeks for his fourth casting! Photo of Befkade

May 04, 2018

Befkade was back for his second serial cast! He was all smiles outside as he saw his foot clean and out of the cast. He will see Dr. Tim before his third cast in follow up clinic so that we can see his progress and Dr. Tim will decide what's best for him! Photo of Befkade

Apr 24, 2018

Befkade will start with serial casting initially to help loosen his foot and give him a better range of motion before surgery. Today, Befkade has had his first cast and we will see him in two weeks time for another! It looks like Befkade is happy to start on his journey of healing! Photo of Befkade

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