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“I used to hide him from people because I didn’t want anyone to see his hand and legs’’ Alemush, Tamirat’s mother, admits to us before continuing, “What makes me feel worse is when I have leave the house for work, I have to make his old… Read more
“I used to hide him from people because I didn’t want anyone to see his hand and legs’’ Alemush, Tamirat’s mother, admits to us before continuing, “What makes me feel worse is when I have leave the house for work, I have to make his older sister miss school to stay with and look after him”.
Tamirat is a sweet young man who is the youngest of four children and was born with a deformed hand and legs that are essentially missing feet.
“When I had Tamirat, my husband told me he doesn’t want to raise him and asked me to give up our son, but instead of abandoning my child, I choose to choose my children and now I raise them by myself” Alemush remembers sadly. To provide for her family, Alemush works any odd jobs she can find. All Tamirat’s siblings are in school but because of his condition little Tamirat is unable to join them. Thankfully, a neighbor caught sight of Tamirat's condition and advised Alemush to bring him to one of our CURE Ethiopia mobile clinics that periodically take place near their home. They showed up and discovered that we can indeed help Tamirat!
Join us in welcoming this family while they start their healing journey!
The time for Tamirat to head back home is here! He is doing wonderfully, and he can now continue his healing from the comfort of his home! When he returns, the cast on his right leg will be removed, and he will have an x-ray to check the healing progress. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery and a safe return back to the hospital!
Tamirat is still getting used to the new environment here at CURE Children's Hospital of Ethiopia. He hasn't yet started interacting with the other children in the ward, but he plays with his mom Alemush all the time. When he wants a fresh air, they go outside together and she wheels him around! Please continue praying for him as he recovers!
We found Tamirat on a wheelchair wheeling around the ward! His recovery is going so well. The pain he had from yesterday's operation is almost gone and he is in great health. Please keep on praying for him as he continues his healing!
Tamirat's surgery went wonderfully! The operation focused on both his left foot and his right leg. The doctors amputated the extra digit he had on the left foot which will allow him to wear a shoe in the future. On his right leg, they connected some loose bones beneath his knee with a rod. This will help him better control his future prosthetic leg! To end the operation, Tamirat got a long leg cast that covers his whole right leg. He is now back in the ward resting. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery!
Over a year ago, we met Tamirat and his mom Alemush at one of our mobile clinics near their home. Now they are finally here at CURE Children's Hospital of Ethiopia getting ready for Tamirat's operation! Tamirat has never walked before and this operation will get him to wear a prosthetic leg which will then allow him walk! Please keep him in your prayers!
“He can stand by himself without any help and tries to walk a little with a support too”. Alemush shared and continues, “I really hope to see him move around without a problem and start school”. Tamirat is coming to the CURE Ethiopia in May for an operation, please keep the family in your prayers for a safe travel!
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