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Zahara's Story

“I want to be a doctor so that I can heal people!” says little Zahara.

Zahara is a friendly little girl who has come to CURE Ethiopia with her mother Kedija seeking help for her deformed leg. The family doesn’t know the exact cause of … Read more

“I want to be a doctor so that I can heal people!” says little Zahara.

Zahara is a friendly little girl who has come to CURE Ethiopia with her mother Kedija seeking help for her deformed leg. The family doesn’t know the exact cause of Zahara's deformity, but when she was fifteen months old the family began to see a swelling on her right leg. Unsure what to do, they took her to see a traditional healer. When that didn't work, they finally relented and scrounged up the cash to go to their local hospital. “The hospital we went to, told us the bone was infected and she had to have an operation there” Kedija told us and continued, “but her leg didn’t heal, instead it got worse." The hospital was out of their depth in treating Zahara. Thankfully, they were aware of their limitations and refered Zahara and Kedija here to us at CURE Ethiopia.

Zahara lives with her parents and older sister. According to her mother, Zahara is an active child as she plays with her sister and neighbors “I used to send her to school with her older sister but, I stopped when her leg problem got worse”. Kedija told us. Join us welcoming this sweet child while she starts her healing journey!

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Mar 20, 2020

Check out Zahara with her sunglasses her little dog! She is doing wonderful and got an AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis) brace so that she could start walking. She just has one operation left to be completely done and she will be coming back at the end of April to have that. Keep praying for this sweet child! Photo of Zahara

Feb 10, 2020

Zahara's operation went well and she got a cast on for the coming couple of weeks. Everything was great so she went back home over the weekend and will continue her healing from there. We will see her again in a couple of weeks when she returns for her check-up! Photo of Zahara

Feb 07, 2020

Zahara told us she has been coloring different pictures while waiting for her turn to go to the operation room where she'll receive her simple wire adjustment. Keep this sweet child in your prayers! Photo of Zahara

Feb 06, 2020

Zahara come back for her check-up and her leg is healing well. After she had her cast off, she had an x-ray which showed the wire keeping everything in place in her leg needs a little adjustment. She was readmitted to CURE Ethiopia and we'll take care of this nice and quick. Keep this sweet child in your prayers! Photo of Zahara

Dec 26, 2019

After being with us for more than ten weeks, Zahara went back home today! She will continue her recovery from there and be with her family for six weeks she'll be back for her follow up appointment. Please keep this sweet child in your prayers for a speedy recovery and safe return back to CURE Ethiopia! Photo of Zahara

Dec 24, 2019

Look at Zahara with her cast on! She has been waiting for this day for a while now and she all she wants to do is show off her cast. She has a little residual pain from her frame removal, but she is still super proud of her progress! She will be in the cast for the coming couple of weeks as her bones work on strengthening enough for her to walk on them! Photo of Zahara

Dec 06, 2019

Look at this sweet smile! Little Zahara loves walking, and she is practicing with her walking frame and doing a great! She is continuing to healing and enjoying her time in the ward! Photo of Zahara

Dec 03, 2019

Zahara loves making different faces for the camera, and the camera loves her! She is continuing her walking practice, with the help of a walking frame, and she is doing a great job! Keep on praying for this sweet girl. Photo of Zahara

Nov 26, 2019

"Look, look, I'm walking", was Zahara's greeting for today! She is so excited and wants everyone to know that she has started her walking practice. To practice, she strengthens her legs by standing for a couple of minutes and walking a little. She is doing a wonderful job, and she always has her mother Kedija next to her! Photo of Zahara

Nov 19, 2019

Music time! Nahom, one of our counselors, was playing guitar for the children in the ward. Zahara joined in singing songs and enjoying her morning. She has her frame cleaning every day and has a lot of fun in the ward with all the children! Photo of Zahara

Nov 11, 2019

Look at little Zahara making faces to the camera! She told us she had a restful weekend and she is ready for more frame cleanings and adjustments in order to make sure her leg keeps on healing. Please keep on praying for her this sweet child! Photo of Zahara

Nov 08, 2019

Learning time! One of our counselors Nahom was teaching little Zahara the alphabet and she has been doing a good job learning! She is doing great and continuing her healing! Photo of Zahara

Oct 29, 2019

Little Zahara loves posing for the camera and making faces! Today, she decided to show us this beautiful smile of hers. She is doing well and is continuing her healing in the ward. Keep on praying for this sweet child! Photo of Zahara

Oct 24, 2019

Today Zahara and most of the children in the ward were outside on a few extra mattresses we pulled out so everyone could enjoy the gorgeous weather as we did some physical therapy! Zahra was the one trusted to count numbers (1 to 10) for everyone as we held our different exercises. She started by missing a couple of numbers but she soon got the hang of it! Photo of Zahara

Oct 21, 2019

Zahara is continuing her antics with the camera. Today she decided to make a scary face and we'd say she succeeded! She asked to see the picture and asked "I scared you, right?". Please keep this sweet child and her scary face in your prayers! Photo of Zahara

Oct 18, 2019

Zahara is making friends and enjoying her stay in the ward! Today we found her outside enjoying the morning sunshine with her friend Betselot. They were chatting but when they saw the camera both of them stopped to pose for a photo like the little divas they are! Photo of Zahara

Oct 16, 2019

Zahara is a funny little girl! The other day, she was showing her frames to everyone and asking them if they like the frames or not. Today, she was making different faces to the camera and having fun. We love her little spirit and approach to life! Photo of Zahara

Oct 14, 2019

Take a little look into Zahara's surgery! It went well and she did great in the operation room. She had a small piece of bone transferred from her left leg to her right leg and a frame put on to hold it all together. The frame will also help her walk without any support and minimize the discrepancy between the left and right leg. She is doing well, but please still keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Zahara

Oct 11, 2019

Little Zahara is such a playful and friendly girl! She says hello when people pass by her bed and asks them all the different questions she can think of. She is starting her healing journey here at CURE Ethiopia with an operation on both of her legs. Please keep her in your prayers! Photo of Zahara

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