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

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Desta. When you give a gift through Desta's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like Ethiopia. Have more questions? Ask us.

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Desta's Story

“I want to be a driver once I finish school,” proclaims Desta.

Desta and his brother Habtamu came to CURE Ethiopia seeking help for Desta’s leg problem. They noticed his knock knee six years back but this is their first hospital visit.… Read more

“I want to be a driver once I finish school,” proclaims Desta.

Desta and his brother Habtamu came to CURE Ethiopia seeking help for Desta’s leg problem. They noticed his knock knee six years back but this is their first hospital visit. “He plays with us, he can walk like us, but we fear for the future thinking - what if it got worse and he couldn't walk anymore?” says Habtamu, “We started asking around and came across people who had treatment and were healed at CURE Ethiopia hospital, so we brought him here ”. Desta is staying in the capital with his aunt until he finishes his treatment at CURE Ethiopia. He is in the eighth grade and his favorite thing is playing soccer with his brothers and friends. His parents are farmers and he has two brothers and one sister. “A lot of kids make fun of him at school and that always makes me very sad," Desta told us. Join us welcoming this young man while he starts his healing journey and let's get him back on the soccer field together!

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Oct 23, 2018

Desta is going home today! He will continue his recovery from familiar comforts and surroundings and we will see him at the beginning of December to see his progress! Please keep him in your prayers for a safe return back to CURE Ethiopia! Photo of Desta

Oct 22, 2018

Dr. Mesfin did a wonderful job straightening Desta's leg, here are a few of pictures from his operation! Desta had a restful weekend and he is doing very well in his recovery process! Photo of Desta

Oct 19, 2018

We found Desta in the operation room waiting area today, we're pleased to share that his operation went well and he is resting now in the ward. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery and a good weekend of healing! Photo of Desta

Oct 18, 2018

The operation rooms were busy today and Desta's surgery was postponed because of it. He will have his operation tomorrow which gives him more time to walk around the ward and make new friends! Photo of Desta

Oct 17, 2018

Desta is here with us at CURE Ethiopia getting ready for his operation! He is done with his right leg and he is having his second surgery on his left leg tomorrow! Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Desta

Aug 14, 2018

Desta is doing great! His right leg is healed and he will have his second operation on his other leg in October. We will see him in then for an admission! Photo of Desta

Jul 02, 2018

Desta's surgery went really well and he is happy he has a straight leg now! He is heading home today and he will continue his recovery from there. We will see him in mid August when he returns for his checkup! Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Desta

Jun 28, 2018

While waiting to be called to the operating room, Desta was learning how to knit from Ahmed, one of our patient's father. Today he is having a right DFO (Distal Femoral Osteotomy) and the operation will help straighten out his leg. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Desta

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