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  • Conditionburn contractures
  • Next Appointment 11/05/2020
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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 Nejat. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

We need to raise approximately $1000 to treat children like Nejat. When you give a gift through Nejat's CUREkids profile, your contribution will help us continue our work in countries like Ethiopia. Have more questions? Ask us.

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Nejat's Story

“I don’t like wearing a scarf but I have to, so that I could cover my neck,” Nejat shares and continues, “I want to be healed and be free like all of my friends”.

When Nejat was just four years old, she was playing with her siblin… Read more

“I don’t like wearing a scarf but I have to, so that I could cover my neck,” Nejat shares and continues, “I want to be healed and be free like all of my friends”.

When Nejat was just four years old, she was playing with her siblings in the house and accidentally tripped and fell into the fire. Her parents rushed her to the nearest local hospital, but her initial treatment did not heal her neck completely. Her skin developed skin contracture that attached her chin down to her chest.

Because of the deformity that developed, some people in Nejat’s village make fun of her neck. Nejat protects herself by covering her neck and part of her face with a scarf to avoid being bullied. Thankfully, Nejat heard about CURE Ethiopia through another patient and sought proper treatment for burn contracture. On top of her hopes to become fully healed, Nejat also desires to be a teacher someday. Please welcome Nejat with us as she starts her healing journey!

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Oct 15, 2020

Look at Nejat's progress! All the burn contracture that had been pulling her skin is gone and the wound from the operation is healing well too! She is doing great! Today, she had a dressing change, where Dr. Tesfaye cleaned her wound and removed the old bandage and replaced it with a new one. We will see her again when she returns for another check-up! Photo of Nejat

Oct 12, 2020

Nejat told us that she had a restful weekend and she is doing wonderful! Since she is in great health, she can now continue her recovery from the comforts of her home! We will see her again in a couple of days when she returns for her check-up! Photo of Nejat

Oct 08, 2020

Nejat is doing well. We found her outside, taking a break from a walk she had around the ward and enjoying her day! She is recovering well and continuing her healing. Keep on praying for this young girl! Photo of Nejat

Oct 07, 2020

Nejat's surgery was a success! Dr. Tesfaye did a beautiful job and released the burn contracture on her neck and extended it as well. She got a neck collar to keep her neck in the corrected position. Now, Nejat is back in the ward resting. Please keep praying for a speedy recovery! Photo of Nejat

Oct 06, 2020

Earlier in the morning, we found Nejat in bed waiting for her turn to the OR. Today, she is taking her first step to a brighter future. Please pray for this young girl's successful surgery! Photo of Nejat

Oct 05, 2020

Meet Nejat! She is in CURE Ethiopia getting ready for her burn contracture release surgery. Please pray for this young girl as she starts her healing journey! Photo of Nejat

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