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

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

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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 Elias. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Elias's Story

“I have never heard or seen a child with this kind of problem and it was so shocking for me to see my little boy like this. At the time, I had considered taking my only life but thankfully I have grown to learn that God gave me him for a reason, … Read more

“I have never heard or seen a child with this kind of problem and it was so shocking for me to see my little boy like this. At the time, I had considered taking my only life but thankfully I have grown to learn that God gave me him for a reason, and I decided to see what He will give me next,” Elias’s mother, Gete told us with honesty. She continued, “I had another child and thankfully he was healthy, and after some time I had another one too, and she was healthy too.”
Elias is a friendly young boy who we met at one of our mobile clinics. He came seeking help for his neglected clubfoot. His family did not know there was healing or treatment available for him but his teacher from school knows about CURE Ethiopia and he brought him to our clinic! He is the first born for his family and he has a brother and a sister. He is in the third grade, and he told us that the kids in his school used to bully him a lot, but it is getting better now. His family has a small business and they are thankful to have found a place that would help heal their son! Thank you for your prayers and support that make healing possible for Elias!

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2 days ago

Elias is back here at CURE Ethiopia! We found him in bed playing with his headphones waiting for his turn to go to the operation room. He is having the second stage of his clubfoot corrective operation on his left foot. Please keep praying for this young man! Photo of Elias

Jan 13, 2020

Elias is doing well and recovering from his surgery. The first stage of his operation is done and he is moving to the next one. Today we found him sitting next to his friend Worku enjoying the beautiful sunshine and chatting before heading back home. He will continue his recovery from there, and we will see him again in the end of February when he returns for the second stage operation! Keep praying for him! Photo of Elias

Jan 02, 2020

Elias has been using his AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis) brace since the last time we saw him and is walking well. Since his right foot is healed, it's now time for his left foot! He's arrived here at CURE Ethiopia and been admitted for his next surgery! Please keep this young boy in your prayers! Photo of Elias

Sep 18, 2019

Elias is doing well! His foot is healing and showing great progress! So it time for him to get an AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis) brace. He was measured for that and will return in the beginning of October to test out this custom made brace! Until then, he will practice walking with the new cast he got today. Keep this young boy in your prayers! Photo of Elias

Aug 01, 2019

Elias come back for his check-up and he is doing wonderful! Dr. Tewodros told him that everything looks good and he just needs another cast on for the next six weeks. Our two physical therapists Ashenafi and Demsash put on the cast for him and he went back home. He will continue his healing and we will see him again for his check-up! Photo of Elias

Jun 27, 2019

Great news! Elias has been discharged! Since his cast change last week, Elias has continued to heal up well and the doctors say there's no reason he can't now continue that from the comfort of his own home. We'll see him again in a month for a check-up. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery and safe return back to us here at CURE Ethiopia! Photo of Elias

Jun 18, 2019

Elias was messing with us today, trying to hide his face from the camera! He is doing well and he had a cast change today. Upon taking a look inside, the doctors say his foot is healing well. Keep on praying for him! Photo of Elias

Jun 17, 2019

Last week Elias was among friends in the ward, coloring and enjoying his day. He had his second clubfoot corrective surgery on the right foot and it went great! He is doing well and continuing his healing. Please keep on praying for a speedy recovery! Photo of Elias

Jun 05, 2019

We found Elias among his friends, singing a song and having fun! He is making so many friends here at CURE Ethiopia and enjoying his time in the ward! Keep on praying for this young boy! Photo of Elias

Jun 03, 2019

Kebede, one of our counselors, got to sit with Elias today and read him all your get-well messages! Elias said he is very happy to hear from all of you. “Thank you all!” is what Elias said after hearing them. Thank you for making him happy! Photo of Elias

May 31, 2019

Elias is making friends in the ward! He was playing a parachute game where all the children introduce themselves and learn about the others children in the ward. Elias loved being a part of the game and getting to sit next to his new friend Sead! Photo of Elias

May 27, 2019

Here's a sneak a peek into Elias's operation! His operation went fantastically and now his job is to heal up and get ready for his second one. He is doing well and continuing his recovery in the ward! Photo of Elias

May 22, 2019

Elias is at CURE Ethiopia hospital getting ready for his operation! He will have a couple of surgeries on both feet in the coming months to achieve full healing. Tomorrow he will start his first stage of clubfoot correction surgery on his right foot. Please keep him in your prayers! Photo of Elias

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