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

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

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Eliyab's Story

“Every time I see him I feel so guilty, because I always ask myself if there was something I could have done to prevent all of this”. Eliyab’s mother Alemitu told us and continues, “All I want if for his legs to be straight”.

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“Every time I see him I feel so guilty, because I always ask myself if there was something I could have done to prevent all of this”. Eliyab’s mother Alemitu told us and continues, “All I want if for his legs to be straight”.

Eliyab is a friendly little boy who has come to CURE Ethiopia seeking help for his bowed legs. When he was still a toddler, his parents noticed his legs were bending outwards and he would always fall down whenever he tried to run. Concerned, they took him to a local hospital and he was prescribed some calcium and vitamin D to help strengthen his bones and hopefully straightening his legs. This is a common first step to try and treat bowed legs, especially in children who are still growing. Unfortunately for Eliyab, the supplements didn't work and the bending continued. But one day, Eliyab and his mother Alemitu were walking to church when a stranger saw Eliyab’s legs. This stranger approached them and told them about us here at CURE Ethiopia! Alemit wasted no time and brought Eliyab to us right away. Now please join us in welcoming Eliyab as he starts his healing journey!

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Aug 01, 2020

Eliyab was a little moody this morning, but the doctors were still able to give him some good news despite his mood. He's going home! Everything with his legs is as they should be so he can recover surrounded by family and friends for a few weeks. We'll see him again in September to see how he's healing up! Photo of Eliyab

Jul 30, 2020

We found Eliyab in bed playing with the little shark that he received as part of his CURE Care Kit! The CCK is a little bag we give patients with a toy, a coloring book, and some hygiene materials. It helps keep the kids entertained as well as helps spread the word about what we do when they go home! With that said, Eliyab's revision surgery went really well and he's in a much better position now. Please keep this young guy in your prayers as he continues his healing! Photo of Eliyab

Jul 29, 2020

Eliyab had an x-ray and while his right leg is doing well, there's been a slight shift in his left leg. It's not ideal, but it does happen sometimes which is why we do these post-op x-rays. Unfortunately it means Eliyab is going to have to go back to the OR for a slight revision. Please keep this young boy in your prayers that both his and his mother's spirits stay high! Photo of Eliyab

Jul 28, 2020

Eliyab's surgery went wonderfully! The doctors started off Eliyab's surgery with a prayer and then straightened the upper part of both his legs. The surgery ended with him getting two big casts that cover his whole legs. He is back in the ward now, starting the hard work of recovering. Photo of Eliyab

Jul 27, 2020

We found Eliyab in bed mentally prepping himself for his upcoming surgery with a big thumbs up! He will be having a bowed leg corrective surgery to straighten both his legs out. Please keep this young man in your prayers! Photo of Eliyab

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