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

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

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Eshete's Story

“When I grow-up I want to become a doctor and help every child who has problems like mine” Eshete told us.

Eshete is such a bright young boy who has come to CURE Ethiopia with his older sister Tigist seeking help for his brittle bone dis… Read more

“When I grow-up I want to become a doctor and help every child who has problems like mine” Eshete told us.

Eshete is such a bright young boy who has come to CURE Ethiopia with his older sister Tigist seeking help for his brittle bone disease. “His bones always break and we never knew what to do. The last time it happened, we took him to a traditional healer but that did not help” says Tigist. She continues, “We have been to different hospitals and they told me he needs an amputation, so I decided to take him back home, refusing the treatment”. The family refuses to give up hope and kept looking for help until they heard about us here at CURE Ethiopia. While there is no cure for brittle bone disease, we will be able to straighten his leg as well as help reinforce his bones to help minimize future breaks!

Eshete is in school and he is in the third grade, “I love learning but some of the children there makes fun of my leg and I don’t like that”. Eshete told us. Eshete has not walked since the age of five, and for the past couple of years his sister Tigist has had to carry him to school and back. One year ago though, he got a wheelchair and start using that to move around.

Eshete lives with his parents who are farmers and they are thankful to have found a place that would give them all the help Eshete needs. Join us welcoming the family while they start their healing journey!

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Mar 10, 2020

Look at Eshete's leg, it is so straight! The lower part of his leg is healing pretty well and he only needs another four weeks with a cast on. Before having his next operation on the upper part of his leg, he needs some medication to strengthen his bones. When he returns, he has an appointment with our pediatrician so she can help him take care of that. Please keep praying for this young man! Photo of Eshete

Jan 31, 2020

Eshete is doing well and it is time to go be discharged! Today he is heading back home to be with his family and will continue his healing from there. We will see him again in a couple of weeks when he returns for his check-up. Please keep on praying for this young man for a speedy recovery and safe return back to CURE Ethiopia in a few weeks! Photo of Eshete

Jan 29, 2020

We found Eshete outside enjoying the beautiful day and soaking in the sun.He was on his wheelchair next to his friend Filimon giggling and chatting. Eshete is doing wonderful, continuing his healing and enjoying his stay in the ward! Photo of Eshete

Jan 28, 2020

Eshete's surgery went well! Dr. Rick did a great job straightening Eshete's left tibia and he got a cast on to help him keep his leg straight. He is now resting and recovering in the ward! Please keep this young man in your prayers for a speedy recovery! Photo of Eshete

Jan 27, 2020

We found Eshete wheeling around waiting for his turn to go to the operation room, It is decided and today he is having his operation on his left leg. Keep praying for this young man! Photo of Eshete

Jan 24, 2020

"Look, I'm learning how to use the computer mouse" says Eshete wiggling the mouse. He was in the playroom with the other children playing and asking Temesgen, one of our counselors, about the computer mouse. Eshete is doing wonderful and expanding his knowledge in the ward! Photo of Eshete

Jan 16, 2020

The operation room was busy and Eshete's surgery unfortunately got bumped again. The exact date for his operation is not decided yet, but he will stay with us and continue having fun with his friends! Today he was playing with his neighbor explaining that in additional to their names, they can also find their age on the hospital wristbands they have on. Photo of Eshete

Jan 15, 2020

Look at Eshete's sweet smile! His surgery was unfortunately cancelled for today and moved to tomorrow. Nevertheless, he spent the day wheeling around on his wheelchair having fun. Please join us in praying for his surgery tomorrow! Photo of Eshete

Jan 14, 2020

Eshete has been at CURE Ethiopia for the past couple of days getting treatment for the wound he has on his leg. Being here has allowed him to make a lot of friends in the ward and he has been having fun with them. His wound are healed now and tomorrow he will have his first operation! Please keep this young boy in your prayers! Photo of Eshete

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