Birtukan

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  • Age14
  • Conditionburn contractures
  • Currently In Hospital
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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 Birtukan. To do that, we're inviting you to partner with us.

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

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Birtukan's Story

“I want to be able to hold a pen with my right hand and write without any problem,” Birtukan told us.

Birtukan is a fourth-grader with four sisters and two brothers. She lives on a farm and dreams of becoming an engineer someday.

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“I want to be able to hold a pen with my right hand and write without any problem,” Birtukan told us.

Birtukan is a fourth-grader with four sisters and two brothers. She lives on a farm and dreams of becoming an engineer someday.

Birtukan and her sister Chaltu came to the CURE Children’s Hospital of Ethiopia seeking help for Birtukan’s burn contractures. When Birtukan was just six months old, she accidentally grabbed a fire that was used to prepare food at home. The family rushed her to a medical center nearby, but her hand healed, leaving three of her right fingers stuck to her palms. She has never been to any other hospital for her burn contractures, but when her family heard about CURE from a previous patient of ours, they brought Birtukan to us.

Please join us in welcoming Birtukan and her family to CURE Ethiopia!

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Apr 29, 2021

"I had a little pain earlier, but I'm feeling much better now," BIrtukan told us. Thank you all for your prayers! Birtukan is doing well and recovering from her operation. Please keep on praying for her as she continues healing! Photo of Birtukan

Apr 28, 2021

Birtukan's surgery went beautifully! All of her fingers on her right hand are released. To keep them in the correct position, Dr. Tesfaye placed pins in her hand and put a bandage on afterward. Now, Birtukan is back in the ward and resting. Please continue praying for her! Photo of Birtukan

Apr 27, 2021

Meet Birtukan! She is an energetic young girl so happy that she is at the CURE Children's Hospital of Ethiopia getting ready for her operation. The surgery she is having is the first step to making her dream came true of becoming an engineer and using the full mobility of her hand! Please pray for her! Photo of Birtukan

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