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Fetiya's Story

“I’m looking forward to being healed and going back to school!” Fetiya shares with excitement.

Feiya is a friendly young woman and has come to CURE Ethiopia with her uncle Abdi, seeking treatment for her burn contracture. When she was … Read more

“I’m looking forward to being healed and going back to school!” Fetiya shares with excitement.

Feiya is a friendly young woman and has come to CURE Ethiopia with her uncle Abdi, seeking treatment for her burn contracture. When she was a couple of months old, there was a fire accident in her house and both of her legs were burned. She went to a local clinic to treat the burn right away, but as the wounds healed, her skin contracted and now needs treatment to release it so her foot can lay flat. Abdi heard about CURE Ethiopia from their relatives and came straight to Addis Ababa. “I could not walk to school like I use to because as I get older, walking long distances becomes very tiring. My school is far from home and I could not continue going there,” says Fetiya. She continued, “I was in the eighth grade when I stopped school and it has been three years now.” Fetiya has four brothers and two sisters, she told us that both of her parents passed away recently and she is living with her grandmother. Please join us welcoming and praying for Fetiya while she starts her healing journey!

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Jan 31, 2019

Fetiya gets to go home today! She will continue her walking practice from there and we will see her again in two weeks for her check-up! Photo of Fetiya

Jan 30, 2019

Fetiya is doing wonderful, she is walking with the support of crutches and her brother Sadik. She is doing her best with walking and making progress, please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Fetiya

Jan 29, 2019

Fetiya had a cast shoe made for her today so that she could start practicing her walking! For today she only tried standing but could quite make it last, it was bit too painful for her but she will try it again tomorrow! Please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Fetiya

Jan 28, 2019

Fetiya wanted to show off her cast! She had her frame removal and she is so happy about that big step of progress. She is excited and looking forward to being fully healed and being able to take the next step for her prosthesis! Thank you all for keeping her in your prayers! Photo of Fetiya

Jan 21, 2019

"I'm having a frame removal on Thursday and that makes me very happy!" Fetiya told us when we found her after the doctor's rounds. She is enjoying her morning and wheeling around the ward having fun! Photo of Fetiya

Jan 17, 2019

"Thank you and God bless you all," responded Fetiya after listening to all your Get Well messages to her! One of our counselors, Tewodros read the messages to her and she was so encouraged to hear that you were praying for her! Photo of Fetiya

Jan 16, 2019

Fetiya was in a little pain this morning and spent time in bed but by this afternoon, she was all better and managed to get out of bed. We caught her having fun wheeling around the ward! Photo of Fetiya

Jan 10, 2019

We caught Fetiya outside waiting for her turn to go to the operation room! Today she had a dressing change and her leg is healing right on target. Thank you for your prayers for her! Photo of Fetiya

Jan 09, 2019

We found Fetiya outside with her sunglasses on her head enjoying the beautiful morning! Her wound from her recent surgery is healing! Please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Fetiya

Dec 27, 2018

Fetiya had her second surgery today. Since her right leg is severely damaged because of the fire accident she had when she was a baby, she cannot have a contracture release, instead she had below knee amputation. Once her wounds heal she will wear a prosthesis and learn walking with it. Please keep her in your prayers for her adjustment and healing after surgery! Photo of Fetiya

Dec 21, 2018

We found Fetiya having her frame cleaned by nurse Million, she's had cleanings everyday and our caring nurses do a wonderful job being gentle with the kids! Photo of Fetiya

Dec 20, 2018

"Thank you and may God protect you all," responds Fetiya after hearing all your get-well messages. One of our counselors, Tewodros, read the messages for her and it made her day to hear from everyone. Thank you all for bringing Fetiya joy today! Photo of Fetiya

Dec 19, 2018

Fetiya was smiling while having her frame turning today! She told us that she used to have pain durning her frame cleaning and turning but the pain is gone now and she is doing wonderful! Photo of Fetiya

Dec 17, 2018

Fetiya was outside again laughing and enjoying her day! She is such a cheerful girl and shares her smiles freely! Photo of Fetiya

Dec 12, 2018

Fetiya spent time outside playing with her new friends Abel and Abubeker today! She is continuing her healing amongst a caring community, thank you for being a part of that! Photo of Fetiya

Dec 07, 2018

We found Fetiya outside enjoying her day and playing a game! When she saw the camera, she stopped her game and shared this beautiful smile! Photo of Fetiya

Dec 06, 2018

"It's just the frame turning that is painful, other than that, I'm doing very well!" Fetiya told us today, siting comfortably on her wheelchair and enjoying her day! Thank you for your support and prayers for her! Photo of Fetiya

Dec 04, 2018

Fetiya is doing well! The wound from her surgery is healing and showing good progress. She spent most of her day in her bed resting, please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Fetiya

Nov 30, 2018

As usual Fetiya was in a good spirits! She is having a dressing change every other day and she is doing wonderful! Photo of Fetiya

Nov 27, 2018

We found Fetiya in her wheelchair enjoying the beautiful sunshine! She is doing very well and continuing her healing. She had a dressing change yesterday and her wound from her operation is healing well! Photo of Fetiya

Nov 19, 2018

Fetiya told us that she had a little pain over the weekend but the nurses were beside her and helping her with medication. Besides the discomfort, she had a restful weekend and she is recovering well! Here are a couple of pictures from her operation! Photo of Fetiya

Nov 16, 2018

Fetiya is having her second surgery today and we found her smiling and ready to go in to get her healing started! Please keep her in your prayers for a smooth recovery this weekend! Photo of Fetiya

Nov 14, 2018

Fetiya was outside in the sun enjoying her morning before going into the operation room for her dressing change. Her wound from the operation is healing and showing good progress. Since her foot is healing well and everything is wonderful, she will have her second operation in a couple of days! Photo of Fetiya

Nov 12, 2018

Fetiya told us she had a restful weekend and she is doing very well! She is recovering now from her surgery this morning and looking forward to the next one. She will have a dressing change tomorrow to see if her wound is healing and if it is where we want it to be, she will have surgery again soon. Take a little peek into her operation with Dr. Tesfaye and please keep her in your prayers for her recovery! Photo of Fetiya

Nov 09, 2018

Fetiya had her first operation today! She had an ankle contracture release and it went really well. She will have another operation in a couple of weeks to straighten her foot, so please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Fetiya

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