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  • Age14
  • Conditiona broken bone
  • Next Appointment 10/16/2019

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

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

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Yetbarek's Story

“My favorite subject is math and I want to work in a bank when I grow up!” proclaims Yetbarek!

Yetbarek is a youngest of four children, two brothers and a sister. He has come to CURE Ethiopia with his mother Tigist, seeking help for a b… Read more

“My favorite subject is math and I want to work in a bank when I grow up!” proclaims Yetbarek!

Yetbarek is a youngest of four children, two brothers and a sister. He has come to CURE Ethiopia with his mother Tigist, seeking help for a broken leg that has healed very very wrong. Yetbarek loves playing soccer and six years ago, he was doing just this with his friends. Accidentally, he tripped and broke his tibia, one of the bones beneath your knee. His family first took him to a traditional healer. When this didn't result in any discernable help, they began looking for medical alternatives with not much luck. Thankfully, an old patients of ours here at CURE Ethiopia eventually met Yetbarek and was able to tell Yetbarek about the work we do here. Yetbarek has now made the long journey to us.

As mentioned, Yetbarek loves both math and soccer, but his ability to practice both has been inhibited by his condition over the past few years. Yetbarek is looking forward to be healed so he can start school again as well as play soccer with his friends once more. Join us welcoming Yetbarek while he starts his healing journey!

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Sep 06, 2019

Yetbarek's frame is doing a great job of healing his leg. Since everything is going so well, Yetbarek went back home today. He will continue his healing from there and we will see him again in five weeks when he returns for his check-up! Keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery and safe return back to the hospital! Photo of Yetbarek

Sep 02, 2019

We had a couple volunteers today who worked with the children in the ward singing different songs and telling to a stories as well. The fun continued as they did some crafts! While some of the older kids kind of went off to the side, too cool for school, Yetbarek jumped right in and loved it all! Photo of Yetbarek

Aug 30, 2019

Yetbarek was watching carefully while Samrawit, one of our nurses, removed the stitches that were in his leg. He had skin in the game and wanted to make sure she didn't mess up at all! We thank God for Yetbarek's attitude and how involved he wants to be in his healing process. Photo of Yetbarek

Aug 28, 2019

These two are becoming close friends. They have been in the ward for quite some time and spend most of their days together. Today we found Yetbarek and his friend Anteneh, chatting while enjoying the beautiful morning! Yetbarek is doing well and continuing his healing! Photo of Yetbarek

Aug 26, 2019

Yetbarek is doing wonderful and had a great weekend hanging out with his friends and getting into trouble around the ward. Today, he has another frame turning on the docket. Each and every turn gets him just a little closer to a straight leg! Photo of Yetbarek

Aug 22, 2019

"Thank you all!" says Yetbarek after hearing all the get-well messages he received from all of you. One of our counselor Tewodros was reading the messages to him and Yetbarek was having a good time listening to all the encouragement and support! Photo of Yetbarek

Aug 20, 2019

We caught up with Yetbarek right after his frame turning and when we ask him how he was, he told us, "I don't know why, but it was painful today". It's not always painful, but sometimes he has a little pain during his frame turnings. Other than that though, he is doing great and the frame he had on is doing a wonderful job straightening his leg! Photo of Yetbarek

Aug 15, 2019

Yetbarek had a small bone graft and frame adjustment from the other day and he's recovering well from it! His leg is healing very well and the frame is doing it's job healing his leg. Please keep on praying for this young boy! Photo of Yetbarek

Aug 07, 2019

This morning, Yetbarek was part of this fun! A couple of days during the week, most of the children in the ward gather around in the playroom to sing a song and listen to a story. After listening to a story, they get to color a picture from that story, and Yetbarek was among friends enjoying these moments! Photo of Yetbarek

Aug 06, 2019

We found Yetbarek next to his buddy, Tariku. They were playing and enjoying their day! Yetbarek was a bit shy when he saw the camera, but Tariku posed! Yetbarek is continuing his frame turning and cleaning everyday, and his leg is responding well! Photo of Yetbarek

Aug 01, 2019

Yetbarek and one of our physical therapists Bayu were having a chat right before they starting his frame turning for the day! He is doing well and the frame is steadily straightening his leg! Please keep him in your prayers for determination as he goes through this long process. Photo of Yetbarek

Jul 29, 2019

Yetbarek had his physical therapy walking exercises today and he did a great job! Slowly but surely getting stronger and stronger. Afterwards it was just resting and hanging out with his friend Anteneh back in the ward. Please thank God with us for his progress and keep on praying for a speedy recovery! Photo of Yetbarek

Jul 25, 2019

Story time! All the children gathered around for a story and Yetbarek was in the crowd! Before hearing the stories, they always pick a couple songs they want and sing it together ... with hand motions! We do our best to make the difficult task of healing fun for Yetbarek and patients like him! Photo of Yetbarek

Jul 23, 2019

Today we found Yetbarek in bed, extremely focused on braiding a bracelet. He's a creative young man and loves to keep busy! On the medical front, he's doing well and just slowly healing up. Please keep praying for him! Photo of Yetbarek

Jul 18, 2019

We found Yetbarek outside taking a little break from his walking exercises. He speaks two languages and sometimes help us translate. When we met him today, he was trying to count from 1 to 10 in a third language he is learning from the other children in the ward! Photo of Yetbarek

Jul 11, 2019

Yetbarek started his physical therapy to practice walking today! It's not easy at first so he will walk with a frame for a while before moving to crutches. Every step gets him just a little stronger! Photo of Yetbarek

Jul 09, 2019

Yetbarek and his friend Sudefi were wheeling around the ward today, getting up to whatever trouble they could find. Yetbarek is being diligent going to his daily frame turning and cleaning appointments. Please keep on praying for him! Photo of Yetbarek

Jul 04, 2019

There is this game we play in the ward where every kid gets a chance to tell the story we learned day before and the one who remembers the most, gets a prize. Everyone wants to get the prize so everyone stays very quiet and attentive during story time. Well today, Yetbarek was the winner! We're proud of this smart young man and his knack for both listening and remembering! Photo of Yetbarek

Jul 02, 2019

One of our counselor Kebede sat with and read all your get-well messages to Yetbarek! He was so happy to hear from all of you. He says "Thank you all so much. I'm so happy!" He is doing well and continuing his healing. Please keep on praying for him! Photo of Yetbarek

Jul 01, 2019

It's the Monday morning routine for all the children to gather around in the playroom and listen to stories and have a little musical playtime. Yetbarek was a little skeptical at first, but he soon got into it as you can see from that smile! He is doing well and working hard at healing up. Please continue praying for him. Photo of Yetbarek

Jun 28, 2019

One of our physical therapist Bayu, started the frame adjustments for Yetbarek. They were making jokes and having fun while having getting the work done! Yetbarek is doing well and continuing his healing. Please keep on praying for him! Photo of Yetbarek

Jun 20, 2019

Yetbarek's has had his surgery and is resting up now. Dr. Tewodros and Dr. Tekalegn did a wonderful job starting the straightening process. They installed a frame around Yetbarek leg which he will have to wear for the next couple of months. It will slowly straighten out his leg with regular adjustments. He is doing well and please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery and determination for the coming months! Photo of Yetbarek

Jun 17, 2019

Meet Yetbarek! He's here to have an operation to fix a bad fracture he has in his right tibia (one of the bones beneath your knee). He's going to have a cumbersome frame placed on his leg which will ultimately help him heal better, but will take some getting used to. Please keep him in your prayers for a success surgery and speedy recovery! Photo of Yetbarek

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