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

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

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Reyan's Story

“When he was younger, he would just sit and play with his extra thumb, but now that he is getting older, it is getting in his way," Reyan's grandmother Wegayehu tells us. She elaborates that it is affecting his grip and even messing with his abil… Read more

“When he was younger, he would just sit and play with his extra thumb, but now that he is getting older, it is getting in his way," Reyan's grandmother Wegayehu tells us. She elaborates that it is affecting his grip and even messing with his ability to eat for himself since most Ethiopian meals are eaten with one's hands. Reyan was born with a double thumb on his right hand. Besides the physical challenges presented by Rayan's thumb, there are a host of emotional troubles that accompany it. Those with physical conditions that differentiate them from others are often mocked endlessly and heavily discriminated against. While Reyan is still young, his loving family has shielded him from much of this. But knowing his likely future, Reyan's family has been searching for a solution to Reyan's thumb. Their search has led them here to CURE Ethiopia after another hospital told them of the hope and healing we offer. Having treatment at such a young age will spare Reyan both the physical and emotional challenges of having an abnormality in Ethiopia. Soon his double thumb will just be a story told about when he was a baby and no longer a reality for this little guy!

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Jun 17, 2020

Little Reyan is doing great! At his follow-up today the bandage he had on was removed and his finger is healing well. Since the surgical wound he had is healed, now he is free to move his fingers as he likes! We will see him again in a couple of months when he returns for another check-up! Photo of Reyan

May 25, 2020

After a weekend of healing up, Reyan is bored with us here at CURE Ethiopia and ready to head home. Thankfully, our doctors say he's healed up well and they agree he's ready to be discharged! Please continue praying for this little guy as he leaves us and we'll see him when he comes back for his follow up in June. Photo of Reyan

May 22, 2020

Reyan's surgery was a success! He had his duplicate thumb removed yesterday. Dr. Teddy removed both the extra tissue and bone before stitching Reyan's hand back up nicely. Reyan now has a nice big bandage and a splint to keep things in place as he recovers. The little guy is resting and recovering well in the ward. Please pray for this little boy for a speedy recovery! Photo of Reyan

May 21, 2020

Reyan and his grandmother Wegayehu are here getting ready for Reyan's surgery to remove his extra thumb! Reyan is a funny little guy who loves to practice his speaking by mimicing any words said to him. We thank the Lord for the joy he has brought to the CURE Ethiopia ward and pray for his upcoming surgery! Photo of Reyan

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