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  • Age14
  • Conditiona broken bone
  • Next Appointment 06/19/2019

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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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Feb 28, 2019

Yitagesu came back to see us for his AFO (Ankle Foot Orthotic) fitting today! He is doing wonderful and will be able to continue his healing with the support of his new AFO. We will see him in a couple of months for another check-up, thank you for praying! Photo of Yitagesu

Dec 21, 2018

Yitagesu had a cast removal and his foot is looking good! He got a walking cast on in order to start his walking practice. We will see him again in February for another check-up! Photo of Yitagesu

Nov 19, 2018

Yitagesu's frame is off! He was so happy and excited to be able to return back home! He will continue his healing from there and will see him in a couple of weeks for his check-up! Thank you for your continued prayers for him! Photo of Yitagesu

Nov 14, 2018

Yitagesu and most of the children in the ward were having fun listening to a story from one of our volunteers Daniela! He is doing very well and continuing his healing in the ward! Photo of Yitagesu

Nov 07, 2018

Our kids are great knitters and Yitagesu is one of them! We have Mrs. Valerie, our volunteer to thank for that! Today Yitagesu and Mohammed were learning to make a rabbit! Photo of Yitagesu

Nov 01, 2018

Yitagesu was having his frame turning by our nurse Tizeta today, he is doing very well and on the road in his healing. Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement during the process! Photo of Yitagesu

Oct 29, 2018

Once a week in the morning, most of the children in the ward do different physical exercises. The exercises help them strengthen their muscles and to be mobile once they are out of cast or a frame. Yitagesu was doing just that with his friends Hadush and Mohammed by his side! Photo of Yitagesu

Oct 25, 2018

Music time! Yitagesu was focused on his keyboard and having fun creating music. Most of the time he colors in coloring books and draws but today it was all about the music! Photo of Yitagesu

Oct 22, 2018

One of our volunteers, Mrs. Valerie is back at the CURE Ethiopia hospital and she is teaching the children how to knit! Yitagesu knitted a hairband over the weekend and did a wonderful job! He told us he is going to give the hairband to his sister when he returns home! Photo of Yitagesu

Oct 18, 2018

Volleyball time! A few of our kids were on the floor playing volleyball and having fun! Best buddies Yitagesu and Hadush were among them keeping the ball in the air. Yitagesu is having his frame turns and cleaning everyday and his ankle is healing! Photo of Yitagesu

Oct 15, 2018

We found Yitagesu playing this game we have in our ward where kids make a circle and use a parachute with a ball on top and if the ball falls in their direction they tell everyone in the circle their names, where they came from, and what they want to be when they grow up! It's a fun game that everyone loves to play! Learning to make friends this way has been important in our kid's healing process! Photo of Yitagesu

Oct 09, 2018

Meet Yitagesu's new buddy, Hadush! He wasn't hitting Yitagesu he was just showing us his moves! They are having fun and enjoying their time in the ward together, friendships are a big part of the healing process! Photo of Yitagesu

Oct 04, 2018

Everyone was in the playroom coloring and having fun! We cannot even see Yitagesu's face, he was so focused on his coloring book but it is not a surprise since his dream is to be a painter someday! His leg is healing while he is having fun in the ward! Photo of Yitagesu

Oct 03, 2018

The playroom turned into a barber shop this morning! One of our counselors, Kebede, was a barber for today and Yitagesu was the first one to get his hair cut! Photo of Yitagesu

Oct 01, 2018

Everyone was on Yitagesu's bed today to play a game on his mother's phone. He has a dynamic personality and the other kids in our ward are naturally drawn to him. He is having his frame turns and cleaning everyday and he is doing very well! Thank you for your continued prayers for him! Photo of Yitagesu

Sep 21, 2018

Yitagesu was the popular kid today! He was playing a mobile game on his mother's phone and Zakir and Tadesse were giving suggestions while watching him play! He is getting along well with everyone in the ward! Photo of Yitagesu

Sep 19, 2018

Yiagesu is adapting to the ward, he is moving around with the help of his crutches and he's making friends! He's had a routine of frame turning and cleaning everyday and his ankle is making good progress. Thank you for your prayers for him! Photo of Yitagesu

Sep 04, 2018

Take a little peek into Yitagesu's surgery! He started his frame turning today and he is doing very well! Photo of Yitagesu

Sep 03, 2018

Yitagesu came back to the hospital yesterday for his surgery! He had his operation today and did very well. He is resting and recovering in the ward. Please keep him in your prayers, specifically for a speedy recovery! Photo of Yitagesu

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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