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  • Conditiona joint condition
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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 Wondemeneh. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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

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Wondemeneh's Story

“I want to be healed and help the organization that took me in,” says Wondemeneh.

Wondemeneh is a friendly young man and he came to our clinic at CURE seeking help for his knee and hip problems. He went to a clinic to see a doctor for hi… Read more

“I want to be healed and help the organization that took me in,” says Wondemeneh.

Wondemeneh is a friendly young man and he came to our clinic at CURE seeking help for his knee and hip problems. He went to a clinic to see a doctor for his headache and the nurses saw his condition and told him about CURE hospital. Wondemeneh does not remember exactly when, but at the age of five or six he couldn't walk like he used to and he started using a stick to help him get around. At that time, his parents took him to a traditional healer but that did not bring about any changes. Wondemeneh told us he likes shining shoes and that is the reason he quit school. That happened four years ago while he was in grade four. After doing some shoe shining in his city, he decided to come to the capital and see if there were more opportunities. He didn't know anyone here, so he started living on the street. Wondemeneh told us he has never met his father and does not know anything about him, his mother is married now and he has three siblings. ”One day I decided to take a train, it took me somewhere that I did not know and when we reached the final stop to leave the train, I did too. I started walking around and I was so tired, did not have any money or anyone, so I sleep on the street. The people from an organization called Mekodenia found me and they took me in.” Wondemeneh told us how he found a home and he continues, “I like the home, I get to help the old people shining and fixing their shoes.” Please join us in welcoming Wondemeneh while he starts his healing journey soon!

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Jan 15, 2019

Wondemeneh is up and about, his wound is healing well and showing good progress! His bone still needs a little more time to heal before he can move on to the second stage of his treatment. We will see how much progress he can make in three months when he returns for his check-up! Please be praying for that progress! Photo of Wondemeneh

Oct 16, 2018

Wondemeneh is finished with the wheelchair and he is walking with a crutch now, his right knee is healing well and everything looks great! Once his right leg heals completely he will be ready to start treatment of the left leg. We will see Wondemeneh in three months to see his progress! Photo of Wondemeneh

Sep 04, 2018

Wondemeneh was trying to hide his face from the camera! He came back to see Dr. Mesfin, his wound is healing well and everything looks great! We will see him in six weeks for another check-up! Photo of Wondemeneh

Aug 28, 2018

Wondemeneh saw Dr.Mesfin today and we found that his wound is not healing as we'd like it to be and that he needs to continue with his wound care. He will take some medication for that and make sure to continue with dressing changes everyday! We will see his progress next week when he returns for another check-up, please pray that he will make some improvements! Photo of Wondemeneh

Aug 14, 2018

Wondemeneh was looking at his x-ray during follow up with Dr.Mesfin today! He is doing well post surgery and his wound is healing but it still needs some more time to heal completely. He will have a dressing change everyday for the coming week and we will see his progress next week. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Wondemeneh

Jul 24, 2018

Wondemeneh was making faces for the camera and having fun! He is going back to the partner organization who is giving him lodging and where he will continue his healing for the coming three weeks. We will see him back at CURE Ethiopia after that for his check-up! Photo of Wondemeneh

Jul 17, 2018

As usual Wondemeneh and his friend Hadush were in bed making fun of each other and enjoying their time in the ward! He had a dressing change and his wound is healing on target, he is resting and recovering well! Thank you all for your prayers and support! Photo of Wondemeneh

Jul 13, 2018

Wondemeneh is doing very well, his wound is healing and everything looks great! He got a neighbor and his name is Hadus, they spent their day joking and talking! Photo of Wondemeneh

Jul 10, 2018

Wondemeneh had a dressing change and his wound is healing very well! He is recovering and healing well and he spent some of his day resting in the ward and some of it wheeling around the ward! Photo of Wondemeneh

Jul 06, 2018

Wondemeneh had a couple of procedures on his right leg that will help straighten it and to enable hime to walk better. Once his right side heals, he will have another operation on the left one. For now, he will rest up and do the work of recovering in the ward! Photo of Wondemeneh

Jul 04, 2018

Wondemeneh is having his operation today! He was staying in bed while waiting to be called to the OR. Keep him in your prayers! Photo of Wondemeneh

Jul 02, 2018

Wondemeneh is back with us at CURE Ethiopia hospital and he is doing very well! He was supposed to have his operation today but his surgery got cancelled because of how busy the OR schedule was. He will stay with us and have his surgery in a couple of days, until then he will have time to meet all of the other kids in the ward and make new friends! Photo of Wondemeneh

May 21, 2018

Meet Wondemeneh, he will have an operation on his right femur in June! Please keep him in your prayers for a safe return back to the hospital! Photo of Wondemeneh

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