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

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Bekri's Story

“I dream of being a pilot someday,” says Bekri, his eyes on the sky.

Bekri is a sixth grader who loves running around and playing with his friends. “My favorite sport is soccer and I always play it with all my friends” Bekri shared … Read more

“I dream of being a pilot someday,” says Bekri, his eyes on the sky.

Bekri is a sixth grader who loves running around and playing with his friends. “My favorite sport is soccer and I always play it with all my friends” Bekri shared with us proudly. Bekri and his father Mohammed came to CURE Ethiopia seeking help for Bekri’s burn contracture. The accident happened when Bekri was only a couple of months old. “He was so little and he has just started moving at the time” says Mohammed, his eyes tearing up slightly. He pauses and then continues, “We live in a rural area so we use a lantern for light and we did not see him when he tried to grab it. The lantern then tipped and fell on him, burning almost half of his body”. His family took him to a medical center, but Bekri's skin has healed so that his left arm is melted to his chest.

CURE is not their first hospital as they have been to many different hospitals, but none could provide the help Bekri needs. “Some of the hospitals we went to, told us they could not help us and the ones that can, I could not afford the treatment.” Mohammed shared with us and continues, “Finally, I decided to come to the capital and we did, luckily we met a stranger in one of the hospital we went to and he told us about CURE.”

We are glad Bekri has made it to us and please join us welcoming Bekri and Mohammed as they start Bekri’s healing journey!

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Nov 04, 2019

Bekri is continuing his healing and enjoying his stay in the ward. Today he had a dressing change and we found the wound from his operation is healing really well! Keep on praying for this young man! Photo of Bekri

Oct 31, 2019

Take a little look into Bekri’s surgery. It went great and Dr. Tesfaye did a wonderful job releasing all her burn contractures. Now he is resting and recovering well in the ward. Please keep on praying for this young man! Photo of Bekri

Oct 29, 2019

Bekri is at CURE Ethiopia for another operation! While his elbow is still healing, he is having a burn contracture release on his upper left leg/hip area. Please keep this young boy in your prayers! Photo of Bekri

Oct 24, 2019

Bekri has come back for another check-up today and he is doing well! He said he has a little pain if he moves his elbow, other than that he is in a good health. He had another cast change and Dr. Tesaye told him, if the pain goes away he will start his physical therapy next week. We will see him again when he returns then for his next check-up! Please keep praying for this young man! Photo of Bekri

Oct 18, 2019

Bekri had another cast change and his wound from his operation is healing and showing great progress! He got another cast on and we will see him again next week when he returns for his check-up! Photo of Bekri

Oct 08, 2019

Bekri has come back to CURE Ethiopia for his dressing change today and he is doing great! The wound from his operation is healing well and progressing the way we had hoped. We will see this young boy again next week when he returns for his next check-up! Photo of Bekri

Oct 03, 2019

Bekri is doing well and he is heading back to the Mother Teresa Home who helps us lodge long term patients who live too far away to come back and forth to the hospital regularly. He's been staying there since he started his treatment so it feels a little bit like home! He will continue his recovery from there and we will see him again next week when he returns for his check-up. Thank you all for your prayers! Photo of Bekri

Oct 01, 2019

Bekri did great in the operation room! His wrist and elbow are now straight and he is resting in the ward. While he's resting, take a little look into his operation. Dr. Tesfaye did a wonderful job fixing Bekri's elbow and wrist! Keep on praying for him! Photo of Bekri

Sep 30, 2019

Bekri is back at CURE Ethiopia for his second operation! Earlier this morning, we found him in the operation room waiting area being brave and waiting to go in. Today he is having a burn contracture release on the left elbow and wrist. Please keep this young boy in your prayers for a successful surgery! Photo of Bekri

Sep 25, 2019

Bekri is doing great! He told Dr. Tesfaye he has been doing all the physical therapy exercises that he learned from his last visit. He is doing a wonderful job with the exercises and the date of his second operation has been decided. He'll be coming back next week for the next set of burn contractures to be release on his left elbow and wrist. Please keep this young boy in your prayers for strength and bravery! Photo of Bekri

Sep 09, 2019

Bekri and his father Mohammed were happy to see the progress Bekri has made so far. His arm is now completely free from his chest and his surgical wound is healing up nicely! Dr. Tesfaye showed him some exercises that will help him to get back his full range of motion. We will see him again next week when he returns for his check-up and Dr. Tesfaye will then decide the date for Bekri's second operation which will be on his left elbow and wrist. Please keep this young man in your prayers! Photo of Bekri

Sep 04, 2019

We told you it wouldn't be long! Bekri come back for his check-up today and he is doing well. He had a dressing change and his wound from his operation is healing well. It was just a quick visit today and we will see him again next week for another check-up. Thank you all for your prayers! Photo of Bekri

Sep 02, 2019

His face says it all! Bekri is feeling better and getting ready to go to the Mother Teresa Home. Since his home is far from CURE Ethiopia and it will be hard for Bekril and his father to travel back and forth, they decided to stay at MTH who help us lodge patients in similar predicaments to Bekri. He will stay there for sometime as he returns here to us for regular check ups in order to make sure we all get the best results possible! Photo of Bekri

Aug 30, 2019

"He was not feeling well last night but he is getting better now". Mohammed, Bekri's father, told us when we askwd how Bekri was doing. Our nurses are taking care of him, giving him all the pain medication he needs, and keeping him nice and safe. Keep this young man in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Bekri

Aug 28, 2019

One surgery down and some more to go, Bekri did a great in the operation room and now he is in the ward resting and recovering. The doctors were able to successfully separate his arm from his chest! Once Bekri has recovered from this surgery, he will have his second surgery on the elbow of his left arm. Take a little look into his operation, Dr. Tesfaye did a wonderful job! Photo of Bekri

Aug 27, 2019

"No one makes fun of his condition and he is a good student”. Mohammed, Bekri's father shared with us. Bekri will need a couple of operations to completely release his arm from his chest. Tomorrow he will start with a release on his left elbow. Please keep this young boy in your prayers! Photo of Bekri

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