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CURE in Ethiopia

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

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

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Usman's Story

"A friend told me there was a place in Addis that helps the poor with deformities and he advised me to bring my son here," says Lemlem, Usman's mother.

Usman and his mother came from just north of the capital. He is the only child for Lemle… Read more

"A friend told me there was a place in Addis that helps the poor with deformities and he advised me to bring my son here," says Lemlem, Usman's mother.

Usman and his mother came from just north of the capital. He is the only child for Lemlem who is a single mother. Leulsegde, Usman's father, and Lemlem are divorced but co-parent for the wellbeing of little Usman. Leulsegde is a driver. Usman was born with this condition but it's gotten worse as he grows. "He was born this way and his thumb and index finger were fixed straight then they started swelling as time went on," continues Lemlem. "Our friend called here to CURE Ethiopia, who asked for a picture and we came last year. We were then sent home and told to wait for a call. We waited and we got a call last week. I was so happy!" proclaims Lemlem. "After Usman gets his surgery, I'll make sure I raise him right then he will go to school and be an educated person. I would like to thank everyone at CURE for the hospitality!" ends Lemlem. Lemlem lives with her parents who help her care for Usman. Her father supports the family as a mechanic. We're glad they've made it back to us and look forward to sharing Usman's path to healing with you!

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2 days ago

We found Usman outside playing and gnawing on his free hand! He had another dressing change today and his hand is healing well. Thank you all for your prayers! Photo of Usman

Jun 12, 2018

Usman shared his cute smile with us this morning! He is back at the hospital with us for a debridement and his hand is healing beautifully! Photo of Usman

May 31, 2018

Usman had his procedure and it went well! Dr. Scott and Dr. Duretti, who are upper extremity experts, along with our Dr. Rick did the operation together. Dr. Scott has seen and worked on this condition before but even Usman's case was unique for our seasoned visiting surgeons so it was a great case for our local team of surgeons to be a part of! He's healing well so far and was sent home. Dr. Rick will do his follow up appointment soon and remove his cast at that time. We look forward to showing you sweet Usman's progress when he returns! Photo of Usman

May 28, 2018

Our visiting surgeons Dr. Scott & Dr. Duretti went by to check on Usman this morning! He's ready to have his procedure today and we're excited to see his new hand afterwards! Photo of Usman

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