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

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

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Shege's Story

“Children in my school and some of the kids in our neighborhood call me different mean things like ‘cripple’ and ‘bracket’”. Shege confides in us. “When that happens, I always fight with them, but I want all this to stop”.

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“Children in my school and some of the kids in our neighborhood call me different mean things like ‘cripple’ and ‘bracket’”. Shege confides in us. “When that happens, I always fight with them, but I want all this to stop”.

Shege is a sixth grader and dreams of becoming a doctor someday. She comes to CURE Ethiopia with her mother Yeshi, seeking help for her bowed legs. “She was normal when she was little, but her leg starts bending and they have gotten worse over time”. Yeshi tells us. ”We did not take her anywhere, because there isn’t any medical center in our village that could help us heal her leg”. Recently, Shege's family came across one of our previous CURE Ethiopia patients and they learned about what we do here. Shege's family is happy to have found a place that can give them the healing Shege needs! As for Shege, she just says “I can’t wait to run like my friends and for it not to be painful to standup.” Simple things that will change Shege's world! Please join us in praying for this young woman!

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Feb 03, 2020

Shege went back home over the weekend. She will continue her recovery from there and we will see her again in a couple of weeks when she returns for her check-up! Keep praying for a speedy recovery and safe return back to the hospital!

Jan 31, 2020

This morning, we found Shege hanging out in bed like teenagers are known to do. Her operation went well and she is doing great! She is resting with her newly straight leg in the ward and will be continuing her healing while she stays with us here for a bit longer! Photo of Shege

Jan 28, 2020

Shege is excited and ready for her second operation! She is here at CURE Ethiopia and today we found her walking around waiting for her turn to go to the operation room! Keep this young girl in your prayers. Photo of Shege

Jan 15, 2020

Shege come back for her check-up today and is walking well, without any support! Her right leg is all healed and straight so it is time to start on her second leg. We will see her again in two weeks when she returns for her admission! Photo of Shege

Nov 28, 2019

Shege came back for her check-up today, and she is doing great! The wound from her operation is healing well and showing good progress. She will continue her recovery from home, and we will see her in six weeks when she returns for another check-up! Photo of Shege

Oct 14, 2019

Shege came back to CURE Ethiopia for her check-up and she is doing great! Dr. Tewodros told her that her wound from her operation is healing well and showing fantastic progress! She got another cast to wear for the coming six weeks and then she went back home! Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery and safe return back to CURE Ethiopia! Photo of Shege

Sep 03, 2019

Shege's smile tells you just how she's feeling after finding out the new that she can go home! The doctors said she can continue her recovery from there and will return here to CURE Ethiopia at the beginning of October for her check-up. Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery and safe return back to us! Photo of Shege

Sep 02, 2019

We found Shege in bed resting after her big week last week. She told us she had a good weekend and spent it in bed resting and chatting with her mother Yeshi and her neighbors. She is doing well and still working hard on healing up from her surgery! Photo of Shege

Aug 30, 2019

Shege's operation went well! The procedure she had is called a PTO (proximal tibial osteotomy), which will help straighten her right leg by taking a small wedge out of the bone in order to correct the angle of her leg! Dr. Tewodros did a wonderful job fixing her leg. She is resting and recovering in the ward now! Please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Shege

Aug 28, 2019

“I want to be healed and work hard in school!” proclaims Shege. Tomorrow she will have an operation on her right leg. The surgery will help to straighten her leg. Please keep her in your prayers and she prepares herself! Photo of Shege

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