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

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Yakob. When you give a gift through Yakob'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 Yakob. We call it being a CURE Hero!

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Yakob's Story

"Kids in my school make fun of my legs and the way I walk. It always makes me very sad and I want that to stop,” Yakob told us.

Yakob is a third-grader who loves school and loves to learn but has had issues with kids at school because of h… Read more

"Kids in my school make fun of my legs and the way I walk. It always makes me very sad and I want that to stop,” Yakob told us.

Yakob is a third-grader who loves school and loves to learn but has had issues with kids at school because of his knock knees. We met him at one of our mobile clinics in a city closer to his village. He came to the clinic with his mother Kelemua. “He used to be fine, walk around without being tired and playing with his friends too, but through time, his leg problems have gotten worse and I started asking around for help. I finally came across an organization called Cheshire and they told me about the CURE Ethiopia Hospital,” explains Kelemua, Yakob’s mother.

Yakob comes from a big family, he has five siblings - two sisters and three brothers. “I get so tired easily. I have to take a break when walking to school and I cannot run with my friends either. But, I want that all to stop, to be healed, and do everything like my friends,” he told us.

Join us in welcoming Yakob as he starts his healing journey. We would hope that his healing would be an avenue that makes school and learning fun again!

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Feb 27, 2020

Yakob came back here to CURE Ethiopia for his check-up and he is doing wonderful! His cast is off and the wound from his operation is healing well. We're amazed at how straight his legs look now! We will see him again in two months and see the progress he is making then. Keep on praying for this young boy! Photo of Yakob

Jan 15, 2020

Yakob is doing great! He came back for his check-up today and his leg is showing good progress. For him to continue healing, he got another cast on for the next six weeks. We will see him again at the end February when he returns for his next check-up! Photo of Yakob

Dec 03, 2019

Yakob is doing well, and he gets to go back home. He will continue his recovery from there, and we will see him again in a couple of weeks when he returns for his check-up. Keep on praying for him for a speedy recovery and safe return back to the hospital. Photo of Yakob

Nov 28, 2019

Yakob's operation went well! He is already out of bed on his wheelchair wheeling around the ward and enjoying time with his dad. Please keep on praying for him! Photo of Yakob

Nov 26, 2019

Yakob is at CURE Ethiopia getting ready for his operation. He is having his surgery today to straighten both legs. Please keep this young boy in your prayers! Photo of Yakob

Nov 08, 2019

Yakob had been scheduled to be admitted for surgery way back in June, but he didn't show up. Thankfully though, he's finally resurfaced and we were able to get him a new admission date in two weeks! Please be praying for him as he prepares himself and that he'll actually show up this time! Photo of Yakob

May 22, 2019

Yakob will have surgeries on both legs and we will see him at the beginning of June for his admission! Our doctors plan to operate first on his right leg and once that heals, will move to the left leg. Please keep Yakob in your prayers! Photo of Yakob

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