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Photo of Elham Elham from Ethiopia

A 7 year old girl with a limb deformity.

Elham is a happy little girl that loves to run around the house and make her family laugh. Even though she is active and playful, she has a hip deformity…



Photo of Helen Helen from Ethiopia

A 6 year old girl with a limb deformity.

When Helen Teferi was little, her parents noticed her crawling differently than other children. She was crawling on her bottom, scooting along, rather th…



Photo of Sewalem Sewalem from Ethiopia

A 8 year old girl with clubfoot.

”When I grow up I want to be a teacher,” says Sewalem.

Sewalem is the only child for Enatnesh and she is currently in the first grade. Sewale…



Photo of Abduhalim Abduhalim from Ethiopia

A 10 year old boy with a bone condition.

“When i grow up I want to be the president of Ethiopia,“ Abduhalim tells us.

Abduhalim is a bright young boy and he dreams of becoming the pre…



Photo of Ingy Ingy from Ethiopia

A 7 year old girl with a limb deformity.

Ingy is a 3 year old sweet girl. She is coming to CURE for an operation because her left hip is out of place and although it's not causing too much troub…



Photo of Winnie Winnie from Kenya

A 16 year old girl with a spinal condition.

Winnie was diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis when she was 2-years-old. Her parents noticed she wasn\\\'t walking at an age that she ought to have been w…



Photo of Josephine Josephine from Kenya

A 7 year old girl with clubfoot.

Tickling Josephine’s little left foot, hoping to establish a good rapport, seemed helpless. The more we did it, the more she ignored us. It was a shoc…



Photo of Joanna Joanna from Philippines

A 8 year old girl with a broken bone.

“Joanna broke her femur on May 23. She, her sister, and cousin were all sitting on a tree branch, even though they were told not to climb the tree. Her…



Photo of Zoe Zoe from Philippines

A 7 year old girl with a spinal condition.

“Whatever Zoe wants to do in life, I’m going to be here to support her.” -Zoe’s mom Yvyz.

Growing up surrounded with nurse professionals, …



Photo of Petronella Petronella from Zambia

A 7 year old girl with bowed legs.

"I have five kids, Petronella is the fourth," Annie tells us, "she is seven years old, but she looks too young for her age. Her friends tease her for tha…



Photo of Nedi Nedi from Ethiopia

A 10 year old girl with clubfoot.

Nedi does not go to school because it is too far to walk for her in her condition. Her feet is a clubfoot which causes her a lot of problems. One of thos…



Photo of Bitania Bitania from Ethiopia

A 6 year old girl with a limb deformity.

"I have never seen a hospital this clean in Ethiopia! The food is so tasty, the shower is something I've never been able to take anywhere else, and my da…



Photo of Neil Neil from Philippines

A 8 year old boy with a limb deformity.

“I want my feet to become flat, so I can play basketball and dance!” desires Neil.

While showing his 2nd-grader dance moves, Neil tells us tha…



Photo of Rizz Ann Rizz Ann from Philippines

A 13 year old girl with a broken bone.

“I fell playing on the monkey bars last October. Since then, I’ve had two surgeries, first near my hometown, and then here at CURE. Two different par…



Photo of Haymanot Haymanot from Ethiopia

A 7 year old girl with clubfoot.

"I want her to be able to go to school," says Bekele, Haymanot's mother.

Haymanot is the first born of two in her family and comes from the south…



Photo of Samrawit Samrawit from Ethiopia

A 11 year old girl with a limb deformity.

Samrawit is an aspiring doctor who's in the 3rd grade and loves studying Amharic. She's never been able to walk on her own. Her parents have always carri…



Photo of Haggai Haggai from Zambia

A 14 year old boy with an amputation.

"In 2015, I developed a painful headache which was soon afterward followed by pain in both my legs. I later started having difficulty walking and I devel…



Photo of Tolossa Tolossa from Ethiopia

A 12 year old boy with bowed legs.

Tolossa has a bowled leg, because of it walking and playing with his friends is hard. The surgery that he is going to have is going to help his leg to be…



Photo of Shawla Shawla from Philippines

A 12 year old girl with a spinal condition.

“I hope that Shawla grows up to be a lady who wants to serve God,” says Elgene, Shawla’s mom.

Shawla who is going into 5th grade this upcomi…



Photo of Angel Angel from Kenya

A 3 year old girl with a limb deformity.

Angel was born premature and not just a little premature, Angel was born at 25 weeks. When she was born, she weighed two pounds. She had to be taken to t…



Photo of Zenash Zenash from Ethiopia

A 16 year old girl with a limb deformity.

“When I grow up I want to be doctor!” proclaims Zenash.

Zenash is a 10th grader who comes from northwest of the capital city. She is the fifth…



Photo of Getahun Getahun from Ethiopia

A 16 year old boy with a bone condition.

“I tried to go to the local church school but it was too far to travel and I don’t have anyone to carry me so I stopped attending,” says Getahune.<…



Photo of Ayemero Ayemero from Ethiopia

A 15 year old boy with clubfoot.

“I had a shot once and immediately felt numbness and a tingling sensation in my leg,” says Ayemero.

Ayemero is here with his brother, Achele,…



Photo of Batro Batro from Ethiopia

A 12 year old girl with clubfoot.

Batro is a super shy little girl. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, she just stared at the ground and covered her face and said she want…



Photo of Abi Abi from Ethiopia

A 9 year old boy with a joint condition.

“I want to start school soon and study hard to become a doctor someday!” Abi tells us excitedly.

Abi and his father traveled for an entire da…



Photo of Jucyl Mae Jucyl Mae from Philippines

A 5 year old girl with a limb deformity.

“I’ll go to school if I can start walking. When I grow up, I want to do everything!” - Jucyl Mae.

While she can’t quite pinpoint what “e…



Photo of Meseret Meseret from Ethiopia

A 3 year old girl with clubfoot.

"I am so grateful for everything CURE has done for my baby!" said Mesfin, Meseret's father.

Meseret is a shy little girl! The first time taking he…



Photo of Calvin Calvin from Uganda

A less than 1 year old boy with hydrocephalus.

“The boy was OK when we were still in the hospital after birth, but then just as they were planning to discharge us, he started crying so much and he w…



Photo of Woinshet Woinshet from Ethiopia

A 9 year old girl with clubfoot.

”Woinshet is in the first grade and we carry her to school and back home,” says Alemitu, her mother.

Woinshet is the youngest of three childr…



Photo of Yemane Yemane from Ethiopia

A 15 year old boy with knock knees.

“I want to be able to work alongside my father when I’m cured,” says Yemane.
Yemane comes from the northern part of the country. His father, …



Photo of Birtukan Birtukan from Ethiopia

A 9 year old girl with clubfoot.

"I like playing football with my friends, Lensa, Meti, Meso," Birtukan tells us, as she names off her friends for us, "We like to run together!" she cont…



Photo of Nur Nur from Ethiopia

A 15 year old boy with a limb deformity.

Nur is a little boy that has a leg problem. He needs surgery to straighten his leg and to make walking easier for him. Without the surgery, walking will …



Photo of Mahlet Mahlet from Ethiopia

A 8 year old girl with a limb deformity.

Mahlet is a sweet little girl who needs an operation for her left hip. Because her left hip is out of place and although it's not causing too much troubl…



Photo of Seid Seid from Ethiopia

A 10 year old boy with castable clubfoot.

“I want to be a driver when I grow up so that I could make money!” exclaims Seid with confidence.

Seid is a friendly young boy, he is in the t…



Photo of Hemen Hemen from Ethiopia

A 4 year old girl with a bone condition.

“Thankfully we live closer to the hospital, and we did not go anywhere for Hemen's legs. We came straight to CURE,” said Etsegenet, Hemen’s mother.…



Photo of Saad Saad from Ethiopia

A 5 year old boy with castable clubfoot.

“Most of the children in his school wears sandals and they can run around and play but Saad can not do all of those because of his foot. So all that st…



Photo of Yegremachew Yegremachew from Ethiopia

A 7 year old boy with a joint condition.

Yegremachew and his mother traveled for 2 days to get to CURE Ethiopia, they came from a place called Arsi and they are so happy to be here. Yegremachew …



Photo of Emebet Emebet from Ethiopia

A 16 year old girl with a joint condition.

"I want to be healed and walk just like other children,” Emebet tells us.

Emebet is in the fourth grade and is still deciding what she wants to …



Photo of Solomon Solomon from Ethiopia

A 8 year old boy with bowed legs.

“I came to the hospital and everyone was so kind, and the moment the doctors told me there is healing for my son, that makes me really happy!” Says F…



Photo of Medina Medina from Ethiopia

A 19 year old girl with bowed legs.

Medina traveled for a day to get to CURE. She comes from a place called Woldia, and she has been to other hospitals seeking help for her bowed leg. At on…



Photo of James James from Philippines

A 16 year old boy with a broken bone.

“It’s been different [since James broke his leg]. He hasn’t been going to school, and he can’t do things he used to, so sometimes he feels depres…



Photo of Tesfa Tesfa from Ethiopia

A 12 year old girl with clubfoot.

"I can not wait to run and walk just like my friends does!" proclaims Tesfa excitedly.

Tesfa is a friendly young girl and she has come to CURE see…



Photo of Kidist Kidist from Ethiopia

A 8 year old girl with a limb deformity.

“I am so excited, Praise be to God, that my daughter is finally being seen by a doctor!” - Walla, Kidist's mom

Kidist and Walla live in Addi…



Photo of Besufekad Besufekad from Ethiopia

A 8 year old boy with a limb deformity.

Besufekad doesn't go to school because of his condition, coming to CURE is not his first hospital experience, when he was 4 they took him to black lion h…



Photo of Ignatius Ignatius from Uganda

A 3 year old boy with a tumor.

”Ignatius has a serious condition but it hasn’t affected our family so much because the people around us encourage us,” Evelyn tells us.

We …



Photo of Wari Wari from Ethiopia

A 11 year old boy with a bone condition.

"I like to play football, but I cannot run. I try, but I fall most times. I'm looking forward to running after my surgery," Wari told us, shyly.



Photo of Rosemary Rosemary from Zambia

A 8 year old girl with bowed legs.

"We came here early last year and she had an operation on the right leg. She has gotten so much better since then, she is no longer discriminated against…



Photo of Natnael Natnael from Ethiopia

A 13 year old boy with clubfoot.

Natnael lives here in Addis Ababa with both of his parents and his little brother. When he was a 9-month-old, he had a clubfoot surgery to fix his left f…



Photo of Eden Eden from Ethiopia

A 6 year old girl with a limb deformity.

Eden came to CURE with her mother, and it took them two days by bus to get here. But after 600 kilometers (372 miles) and a night spent in some random ci…



Photo of Abi Abi from Ethiopia

A 12 year old boy with a limb deformity.

Abi's right leg has been deformed since birth. Although his condition does not stop this very bright 6 year old from playing soccer with his friends. Abi…



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Chris is excited to join CURE for the same reason most of us are part of it: Seeing the Kingdom of God at work in kids lives. "Kids right now who can't walk, they're being carried, who can't go outside because their faces look different… they get to be kids again. Because of CURE… because of you and me and everyone else involved, kids will be kids again, and be able to walk and run.
Chris Tomlin

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Pie chart of CURE FY 2013 Expenses *FY 2016 Expenses *CURE’s 2016 Fiscal Year: July 2015 - June 2016
  • 93.3% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
  • 1.2% Administration General and administrative expenses
  • 5.5% Fundraising
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