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

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

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Degaga's Story

"Once I’m healed and able to walk to school. Then I want to graduate and work in a bank!" Degaga told us with a sense of pride.

“We noticed it when he was five years old” Desta, Degaga’s father shared with us. “We took him to a cl… Read more

"Once I’m healed and able to walk to school. Then I want to graduate and work in a bank!" Degaga told us with a sense of pride.

“We noticed it when he was five years old” Desta, Degaga’s father shared with us. “We took him to a clinic in our village but they told us they could not help him”. Degaga and his father Desta were discouraged and did not know what other course of action to take. They did the best they could for years until a good samaritan passing by shared with them the good news that we here at CURE Ethiopia can offer to children with disabilities! Degaga has different problems with both his legs and his left foot too. He and his family live in a rural area and his school is a 45 minutes walk from their home. A distance which is impossible for him to walk with his legs the way they are. As a result, Degaga has never been to school, much to his frustration. Degaga does manage to walk with the use of a stick and looks forward to being healed and being able to walk the whole way to school just like his sibling and friends!

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Latest Updates

Feb 18, 2020

Degaga came back for his check-up today and he is doing well. He told us he is walking well with his crutches. He learned a couple of stretching exercises from our physical therapist that he can practice at home. We will see the progress he is making in three months when he returns for another check-up! Photo of Degaga

Jan 09, 2020

After being with us for more than two months and doing a great job with his physical therapy exercises Degaga is ready to go back home. He will continue doing all the exercises he learned in the hospital and we will see his progress in a couple of weeks when he returns for his check-up! Keep on praying for him. Photo of Degaga

Jan 02, 2020

One of our counselors Chaltu read all your get-well messages to Degaga! He was so happy to hear from all of you. Thank you all for your thoughtful messages and for cheering this young man on! He is doing a good job with his exercises and is making a lot of progress! Photo of Degaga

Dec 18, 2019

While taking a break from his exercises Degaga wanted a photo with a sunglass on! He is doing well and doing a great job with his physical exercises! Thank you all for your prayers! Photo of Degaga

Dec 10, 2019

Degaga has been practicing walking with his friend Genet, and he has been using a walking frame. But today, he starts his practice with a crutch. He is making a lot of progress and doing a wonderful job. Please continue to pray for this wonderful boy. Photo of Degaga

Dec 03, 2019

Degaga and his friend Genet are doing a wonderful job with their walking exercises! He spent most of his day walking with a frame and was showing great progress. Photo of Degaga

Nov 26, 2019

Degaga is taking a little break from his exercises and enjoying his day outside playing with his friends. He is doing great and continuing to heal while enjoying his stay in the hospital! Photo of Degaga

Nov 15, 2019

Degaga got his supporting brace and started his walking practice today! It's a change of pace and a little scary, but he's handling it like a champ! In a couple days, he should be able to advance to walking with a walker and really be able to get around! Please keep praying for this young man. Photo of Degaga

Nov 06, 2019

Look at Degaga’s handy work! He made his own glass and wanted to show them off. Today he was measured for a leg supporting brace and had another cast put on until the brace get ready. He is doing great and continuing his healing in the ward! Photo of Degaga

Oct 21, 2019

Degaga is doing wonderful! Today, he was in the playroom putting together a puzzle with his friend Beritu. He is continuing his healing and having fun with his friends! Photo of Degaga

Oct 16, 2019

Since Degaga has a full leg cast on both his legs, there's not a ton he can do. Wheeling around the ward and spending some time in the playroom watching movies has become his main daily routine. Overall, he is doing well and continuing to get better, but please be praying he's able to keep his spirits high as he's healing up. Photo of Degaga

Oct 10, 2019

Some days just require kicking back and watching a movie. That was today for Degaga! He joined a few others in the playroom all bundled up in their blankets and pillows. We thank God for easy days like today and the healing that is taking place! Photo of Degaga

Oct 08, 2019

We found Degaga in bed with his new friend Eshetu nearby. Thess two are becoming close friends! Today they were playing games and enjoying their time! Degaga is doing well and continuing his healing as he goes about making friends! Please continue praying for him! Photo of Degaga

Oct 07, 2019

Degaga's first surgery was a resounding success and here's a little look into what was done as the doctors worked on both his knee and foot today! He did a great job in the operation room and he is resting in the ward! Keep this young boy in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Degaga

Oct 03, 2019

Degaga needs a couple of surgeries to help him stand straight and to walk better. The first one will be on his left leg and will involve reorienting the bones, releasing some skin and muscles in both his knee and ankle, as well as releasing some tendons. It'll be a big job, but it will help him to have a better life! Please keep this young boy in your prayers! Photo of Degaga

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