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“I was so sad and sick from the shock of his accident. I have been in a hospital before, but they never took away this feeling. Once I heard about CURE Ethiopia and that they could help me heal my son, I really felt better.” says Asebech, Israe… Read more
“I was so sad and sick from the shock of his accident. I have been in a hospital before, but they never took away this feeling. Once I heard about CURE Ethiopia and that they could help me heal my son, I really felt better.” says Asebech, Israel’s mother.
Israel came to the CURE Ethiopia with his mother Asebech seeking help for severe burn contractures on his neck and arm. Two and half years ago, Asebech had just made a pot of coffee and while the pot was still in her hand, Israel came running and hit the pot with his head. The coffee pot broke and boiling hot coffee spilled all over his body, badly burning his whole torso. Israel's family rushed him to the hospital where he was treated, but he still healing up with disabling contractures connecting his face and arm to his chest. Soon after, Israel’s father, Desalegn, had to move to the capital of Ethiopia looking for work. He eventually found work as a butcher's assistant and, in the process, learned about us here at CURE Ethiopia from a previous patient of ours. Once they knew healing was possible for Israel, Desalegn and Asebech wasted no time in making arrangements for Israel to come to CURE Ethiopia. “I’m so happy to have found a place that would help heal my son!" Asebech tells us joyously and we are so happy to have Israel here with us. Join us welcoming Israel while he starts his healing journey!
Israel came back to see Dr. Tesfaye and he is doing great! The operation he had on his neck is healing well and showing all the good signs of progress. Since everything is going so great, he is heading back home and we will see him again in two months for his next check-up!
Israel went back home over the weekend and he will continue his recovery from there! We will see him again in three days when he returns for his check-up. Please keep on praying for this young man!
Today we found Israel in bed playing a mobile game on his sister's phone, but when he saw us, he stopped his game to greet us because he's got all the manners! He is doing great and recovering well from his operation. Keep praying for him!
Thank you all for your prayers! Israel's operation went well and he is resting and recovering well in the ward. Dr. Tesfaye did a beautiful job releasing the burn contractures left on Israel's neck and everything went well!
Israel has had his surgery to release the contracted skin on his cheek and everything went wonderfully! He's been resting up in the ward and doing a world class job at healing up. He's been doing so good in fact that the doctors have said he can go home. We will see him again in three months for a check-up! Keep him in your prayers for a safe return back to the CURE Ethiopia!
Israel was between friends before going to the operation room for his cheek contracture release! We found him outside playing with Bereket and Birtukan and when they saw the camera, they stopped playing and asked for a group photo. The three of them are not just friends, they are neighbors in the ward! Please keep Israel in your prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!
We found Israel running around the hospital, meaning that he is doing very well! He had a dressing change yesterday and the wound on his neck is healing beautifully and everything looks great! Keep on praying for a speedy recovery - as speedy as he was today!
Look at this young man! He had his operation on his neck yesterday and it went great! He will need a couple of days to heal so he'll be hanging out with us a little longer! Please keep praying for him.
Israel has spent this past month at home with his family and he is so happy about that! Now he is back here at CURE Ethiopia for his final operation. Right now the surgery is scheduled for Wednesday so please keep him in your prayers!
Israel is so happy to hear that he will have his operation on his lip soon! He will go back home to be with his family for a couple of weeks and return in May for his surgery. Please keep him in your prayers for a safe return back to the hospital!
One of our counselors, Tewodros, read your get-well messages Israel got from everyone! He was listening to them and posing for the camera at the same time! Thank you all for the messages and brining Israel some joy today!
Sneak a peek into Israel's operation! His wound from the surgery is healing and he is doing well. He had a restful weekend and is continuing with his healing, we are thankful for your prayers for Israel!
Israel was playing and having fun before going to surgery today. He had his second operation and it went very well! Dr. Tesfaye released the burn contractures on both his armpit and elbow. Keep on praying for a speedy recovery!
Coloring time! Everyone gathered around in the playroom to color a coloring book, Israel and his mother Asebech were part of that team. Israel's wound from his operation is healing and he is doing wonderful, thank you all for your prayers for him!
Israel had another dressing change today and we're happy to let you know that his wound is healing and showing great progress! Once his neck heals, he will have a second operation on his arm, until then he will spent his time in the ward and continue healing up!
"God bless you all and thank you so much!" said Asebech after hearing all your get well messages! Israel enjoyed hearing the messages too and having fun with Kebede, one of our counselors. Thank you all for your support and warm messages of prayer and encouragement!
We found Israel today before going into the OR for his dressing change - he was playing, covering his face with his little blanket while his mother Asebech was wheeling him around. His dressing change went great, his wound from the operation is healing and showing good healing progress! We're thankful for your prayers for him!
Israel's first operation went really well! Dr.Tesfaye did a wonderful job releasing his neck contracture and he is recovering in the ward! Take a little look into his operation, and please keep join us in praying for a speedy recovery.
Israel is a shy little guy! He's going to need several surgeries, but we're going to start his treatment by releasing the burn contractures on his neck. Then we will move on to his arm once he's healed up from the first surgery. Please keep him in your prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!
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