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CURE in Ethiopia

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

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

Monthly Giving: Be a Hero!

When you partner with us monthly, we'll send you an email each month to introduce you to a different child who was helped because of your generosity. You can choose to follow their updates and send them get well messages. That means that each year, you're a part of helping 12 different children, beginning with Israel. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Israel's Story

“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!

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Apr 08, 2019

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! Photo of Israel

Mar 26, 2019

Israel is heading home today where he will continue his recovery but we will see him next week for a checkup! Please keep him in your prayers for a safe return back to the hospital! Photo of Israel

Mar 21, 2019

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! Photo of Israel

Mar 20, 2019

We found Israel in his wheelchair, wheeling around and enjoying his day with his mother Asebech! He is doing very well and recovering from his operation, keep on praying for our courageous young man! Photo of Israel

Mar 19, 2019

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! Photo of Israel

Mar 15, 2019

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! Photo of Israel

Mar 13, 2019

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! Photo of Israel

Mar 12, 2019

Israel was making bracelets with his mother Asebech and one of our volunteers, Valerie! They all were having fun and Israel enjoyed making the bracelet for himself! Photo of Israel

Mar 07, 2019

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! Photo of Israel

Mar 06, 2019

"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! Photo of Israel

Mar 05, 2019

Israel is doing very well, he is playing and having fun in the ward! He had another dressing change yesterday and his wound from his operation is healing and showing good progress! Photo of Israel

Feb 28, 2019

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! Photo of Israel

Feb 26, 2019

Israel is doing very well! Today we found him outside walking around and enjoying his morning. He is continuing his healing and having fun in the ward. Keep on praying for a speedy recovery! Photo of Israel

Feb 25, 2019

Israel was in a good mood today. He told us he spent his weekend walking around the ward and playing with the other children! His wound is healing well and everything looks good! Photo of Israel

Feb 21, 2019

We found Israel in bed resting after his dressing change. His wound is healing very well and showing great progress! His chin is all visible and he is doing well. Photo of Israel

Feb 20, 2019

Today we found Israel playing with a ballon! He is doing well, out of bed wheeling around, and having fun in the ward! Please keep this sweet guy in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Israel

Feb 18, 2019

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. Photo of Israel

Feb 14, 2019

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! Photo of Israel

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