Yitagesu

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  • Age13
  • Conditiona broken bone
  • Next Appointment 09/02/2018
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Yitagesu's Story

“When I finish school, I want to become a painter,” says Yitagesu.

Yitagesu comes from the capital city and is the third child for his parents, Tesfaye and Kibu. “I like to paint at school as well as at home, specifically cars.” cont… Read more

“When I finish school, I want to become a painter,” says Yitagesu.

Yitagesu comes from the capital city and is the third child for his parents, Tesfaye and Kibu. “I like to paint at school as well as at home, specifically cars.” continues, Yitagesu. Kibu sells fruits and veggies to provide and his father, Tesfaye is in between work as a security guard. Three years ago, Yitagesu was playing chase with his friends outside his home when he fell off a platform and broke his leg. His family took him to a traditional healer but when he got an infection, he went to a couple of local hospitals for treatment. Today, Yitagesu cannot move his leg.

“He’s a very sweet kid, hard working, and helps his family around the house a lot,” says, Tesfaye. Yitagesu took a break from school for about a year after his injury but is now enrolled in the fourth grade. “He doesn’t have pain at the moment but when he walks on it for a longtime, it begins to hurt,” Tesfaye shares. Please join us in praying for Yitagesu's healing!

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May 09, 2018

Yitagesu’s father, Tesfaye, told us that Yitagesu’s friends often come home or he goes to their place to play with them. Football is no longer an option, but Yitagesu’s friends sit down and play marbles with him. They always choose games that accommodate him when they are with him. Tesfaye shared with us that for the longest time, he had the question, “why did this happen to my son?” lingering in his mind. When his questions did not get answers, he started projecting his frustrations on God. Yitagesu’s mother, Kebu, also shared with us that she was often heartbroken when she saw children her son’s age running around and playing while her son stayed at home unable to do so. Now that Yitagesu’s wounds are healed and he is set to undergo additional treatment here at CURE Ethiopia, Yitagesu’s parents say they now see that things are working together for good. In his own words, Tesfaye said, “It is like a light in the darkness that keeps shining brighter and brighter with time,” explaining his optimism regarding his son’s treatment and healing. We snapped a picture with them and one of our Counselors, Nahom, after their session together and look forward to seeing them again and spending more time with they return for admission! Photo of Yitagesu

May 04, 2018

The meaning of Yitagesu is "to be patient" his parents told us and that he has been what he has been since the time he’s had this injury. Dr. Tim has sent him for a CT scan and will further evaluate his treatment options once they return to us next week with it! Photo of Yitagesu

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