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  • Conditiona joint condition
  • Next Appointment 02/18/2020

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

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

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Eshetu's Story

"I want to go "back" to school and become a doctor someday!" proclaims Eshetu proudly.

A little over three years ago, Eshetu fell and hurt his right knee. With no hospitals or health clinics near his village, there wasn't much his family cou… Read more

"I want to go "back" to school and become a doctor someday!" proclaims Eshetu proudly.

A little over three years ago, Eshetu fell and hurt his right knee. With no hospitals or health clinics near his village, there wasn't much his family could do for him. His injury morphed without proper treatment and soon Eshetu could not even straighten his leg let along put any weight on it. Not long after all this took place, Eshetu was scheduled to start school, but when he showed up, it turned out every classroom had stairs which he could not climb with his leg the way it was. Dejectedly, Eshetu had to drop out before he really even got started. Several years passed and a new teacher started working at this local school. This teacher has a passion for every child to be in school and when he heard of Eshetu's plight, he was able to connect Eshetu's family to us here at CURE Ethiopia! During Eshetu's first visit to us, we found he had tuberculosis in his leg and we have been treating him for that. Now that he is tuberculosis free, it is now time for surgery to straighten his knee, get him walking, and get Eshetu ready for school!

Please join us welcoming Eshetu while he starts his healing journey.

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Jan 09, 2020

Eshetu spent the last four months with us and has made a lot of progress! Today he gets to go back home and be with his family for the coming six weeks. He will continue his recovery from there and we will see him again when he returns for his check-up. Please keep on praying for a speedy recovery and safe return back to CURE Ethiopia! Photo of Eshetu

Dec 30, 2019

We found Eshetu sitting next to his friend Filimon as they worked diligently on their coloring books! Eshetu is doing well and continuing his healing in the ward. Please keep on praying for a speedy recovery! Photo of Eshetu

Dec 26, 2019

As usual, Eshetu was having fun and playing with his friends, specifically his friend Degaga. He is continuing his healing and enjoying his time in the ward. Please keep on praying for him! Photo of Eshetu

Dec 18, 2019

Eshetu is making friends and enjoying his stay in the ward! Today, we found him with his friend Tamirat wheeling around the ward and having fun. When they saw the camera both of them stopped to pose for a photo! Photo of Eshetu

Dec 12, 2019

Today, Eshetu started walking with crutches. He has been walking with a walking frame and made remarkable progress. So, he moved onto the next stage. He is doing well and continuing his healing! Photo of Eshetu

Dec 10, 2019

Eshetu's operation went well, and he is already out of bed wheeling around the ward and enjoying his day. He told us he had a restful weekend and that he is doing great! Photo of Eshetu

Dec 06, 2019

As usual, Eshetu is being his playful self and making faces to the camera! He is doing great, and he is having a frame wash and exchange in the operation room. Keep on praying for this young boy! Photo of Eshetu

Nov 15, 2019

Eshetu is such a brave and happy child! During his frame cleaning and turning he plays with the nurses and the physiotherapists which is incredible because most kids spend this time scared and crying! The rest of the time here at CURE Ethiopia, Eshetu spends playing and having fun with his friends in the ward! Thank you all for your prayers! Photo of Eshetu

Nov 08, 2019

A fun day out! We found Eshetu outside drawing and playing volleyball with his new friends. He is keeping up with his daily frame cleanings and turnings and doing amazingly well! Photo of Eshetu

Nov 04, 2019

"Sometimes it's a little painful, sometimes it's not". says Eshetu smiling. He finished today's frame turning with this beautiful smile. We're so impressed with his strength! Photo of Eshetu

Oct 23, 2019

Movie time! Eshetu and some of his friends were in the playroom watching a movie and enjoying their afternoon. Eshetu is having his frame cleaning and turning everyday and his knee is showing slow but steady progress! Please keep this young man in your prayers! Photo of Eshetu

Oct 16, 2019

Eshetu is doing well and continuing his healing! He has a frame turning and cleaning everyday and his leg is showing slow and steady progress. Today we found him laughing and having fun with his new neighbor and friend Zahara! Photo of Eshetu

Oct 10, 2019

Eshetu is doing really well! He spends pretty much all his time playing and having fun with the other children around the ward! Today the children were gathered around to play this one particular game and it soon became obvious there was this one child, Ali, who was the best. Everyone was trying to beat him! When it was Eshetu's turn to play, everyone started cheering for him. Unfortunately, it didn't work and Ali won again. But there's always next time! Photo of Eshetu

Oct 04, 2019

Eshetu doesn't complain about his frame turning. Today he was smiling and chatting with Bayu, one of our Limb Reconstructor Assistants, while the turns were being done. His frame is doing a wonderful job straightening out his leg and he is doing very well! Photo of Eshetu

Oct 02, 2019

We found Eshetu wheeling around the ward today. He spends most of his time in bed, chatting with his mother and the rest in his wheelchair like today. He is doing well and has been having his frame turnings and cleanings everyday. Progress is slow, but it is going great! Keep this young boy in your prayers! Photo of Eshetu

Sep 26, 2019

Mesfin, our Counseling Director, was going around the ward and saying good morning to everyone. He sat beside Eshetu and they chatted for a bit. Eshetu is a cheerful guy and he is doing great! Photo of Eshetu

Sep 23, 2019

Take a little look into Eshetu's surgery which went wonderfully! His knee is now straight! Since it was badly damaged, the doctors could not repair the joint so they had to fuse it straight. This means Eshetu will have a limp, but he will be able to walk freely and will finally be able to ditch his stick! Please keep this young boy in your prayers as he recovers! Photo of Eshetu

Sep 20, 2019

Eshetu is such a sweet little guy! He is here at CURE Ethiopia to have a surgery that will straighten his knee out. Please keep him in your prayers for a courage as he gets ready! Photo of Eshetu

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