Ethiopia - Age 10
In our last update, we reported that Dr. Laurence was so happy with how well Daniel's left arm was healing that he decided to schedule a procedure to remove the metalwork inside Daniel's elbow. Praise God everything went according to plan, and Daniel is back at CURE Ethiopia for his scheduled left elbow metalwork removal. Ward Nurse Hanna was among the first people to congratulate him on his triumphant return. Please join her in welcoming Daniel back to the hospital by sending Get-Well Messages his way.
Ethiopia - Age 16
LOOK WHO'S BACK! Tsedale is here at CURE Ethiopia after six long months of recovering at home. She came to see Dr. Tesfaye last week for her check-up. Once Dr. Tesfaye finished examining her progress, he admitted her to the Plastic and Reconstructive Ward. Tsedale has finished the orthopedic side of her treatment; she is only back so that CURE Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Tesfaye can do a surgical revision of the skin flap he grafted to her right foot last year. Please join us in giving Tsedale a big hero's welcome back to the hospital by sending Get-Well Messages her way! And please pray for her healing to be complete as she spends her last few days at the hospital.
Ethiopia - Infant
It always starts with a prayer. CURE Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Tesfaye (right) and OR Nurse Solomon (left) started Abdulhafiz's cleft lip surgery by laying hands on his lip and praying over the procedure. Dr. Tesfaye is an incredibly skilled surgeon, but he also recognizes that nothing good happens without God's blessing. He and other surgeons at CURE Ethiopia make a habit of dedicating their patients' lives to God's faithful hands before beginning surgery. And praise God! He answered Dr. Tesfaye's prayers because he was able to safely and successfully combine the two sides of Abdulhafiz's upper lip into one complete lip! Now Abdulhafiz's recovery begins! Thanks again to our partner Smile Train and all CURE supporters for joining us to make Abdulhafiz's cleft treatment a reality!
Ethiopia - Age 12
Balemlay is doing well after his surgery. He had a tough couple of days recovering from his left knee arthrodesis and Taylor Spatial Frame Procedure, but thankfully, he is now almost fully recovered. Praise God! Thank you for supporting him through your generous donations, encouraging Get-Well Messages, and earnest prayers. We ask that you continue to do so until Balemlay is at the finish line.
Ethiopia - Infant
"I am so happy now that my son's lip has been treated," Baby Chala's mom, Atsede, said to CURE Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Tesfaye. She is so happy that she has also given her son a new name, "Abdisa," which in her language, Oromiffa, means "hope." Atsede came with Abdisa to show us how much he healed during his two-month homestay. Abdisa now looks almost unrecognizable; his treated lip has healed beautifully, and he's grown so much in just two months. Praise God! Dr. Tesfaye was also delighted to see Abdisa's progress. He enthusiastically played with Abdisa before sending him and Atsede home to return in four months for another appointment. The next time we see Abdisa, he will be in the Plastic and Reconstructive Ward, getting ready for his cleft palate surgery! Thank you very much to our partner Smile Train and all CURE Supporters for making Abdisa's cleft treatment a reality. Please continue to support this wonderful family through your gifts of love, encouraging Get-Well Messages, and earnest prayers. Rebel groups are still terrorizing Abdisa's community, so we humbly ask you to pray for peace and stability in his region. God bless you!