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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 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 11 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 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 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 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 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 Yegremachew Yegremachew from Ethiopia

A 6 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 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 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 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…



Photo of Zaida Zaida from Philippines

A 10 year old girl with a bone condition.

“When I grow up, I want to be a scientist. And oh, I want to be a chef too!” -Zaida

It looks like Zaida will be spending long hours in a labor…



Photo of Sintayehu Sintayehu from Ethiopia

A 7 year old girl with a bone condition.

"When I grow up I want to be a driver," says Sintayehu.

Sintayehu is in the first grade. She comes from a town north of the capital and is stayin…



Photo of Tadelech Tadelech from Ethiopia

A 16 year old girl with a joint condition.

"I wish to finally start school for the first time when I'm healed," says Tadelech.

Tadelech has learned to use a wooden stick to walk because he…



Photo of Tigabu Tigabu from Ethiopia

A 14 year old boy with a bone condition.

“I want to go back to school and be a teacher someday,” proclaims Tigabu.

Tigabu and his father Fekade had to spend three nights and four days…



Photo of Daniel Daniel from Ethiopia

A 15 year old boy with a bone condition.

“I always get jealous of people who can play soccer or any sports activity for that matter,” says Daniel, he continues “I am looking forward to bei…



Photo of Haimanot Haimanot from Ethiopia

A 12 year old girl with a limb deformity.

When Haimanot started walking, her parents noticed that she would walk on her toes, so they took her to a hospital close to their village to seek answers…



Photo of Elleni Elleni from Ethiopia

A 10 year old girl with a bone condition.

Elleni is an energetic little 2nd grader who aspires to be an engineer once she finishes school. In the meantime, she loves running around and playing wi…



Photo of Mimi Mimi from Ethiopia

A 2 year old girl with burn contractures.

“I am so thankful that my baby is getting the help she needs,” said Tamenech, Mimi’s mother.

A couple of months back, Mimi was at home with …



Photo of Nathenael Nathenael from Ethiopia

A 4 year old boy with a bone condition.

Nathenael is a sweet little child! He was found at our mobile clinic which is a couple of hours from the capital. Before seeing our doctors, his parents …



Photo of Feysel Feysel from Ethiopia

A 14 year old boy with a limb deformity.

Feysel lives here in Addis Ababa with his parents. He has been to different hospitals seeking help for his foot problem. And at some places they try to f…



Photo of Youmali Youmali from Niger

A 9 year old boy with clubfoot.

“The way my feet are makes me unhappy because I cannot work with the rest of my family.” Coming from a family of 15 children, familial bonds are the …



Photo of Aduniyas Aduniyas from Ethiopia

A 7 year old boy with a limb deformity.

This little boy's parents took him all over Ethiopia trying to find a place that would help their son. His condition is hard to tell from a photo or even…



Photo of Wubalem Wubalem from Ethiopia

A 14 year old girl with burn contractures.

"We took her to the nearest clinic, but they couldn't help her," says Nigatu, Wubalem's father.

Wubalem is from the southern part of Ethiopia. Sh…



Photo of Jairus Jairus from Philippines

A 3 year old boy with clubfoot.

“We became pregnant with Jairus when we lived and worked in Dubai. We found out while I was still pregnant that he had spina bifida. Since we had no in…



Photo of Dexter Dexter from Philippines

A 18 year old boy with a joint condition.

“I want to become an auto mechanic someday, since I have a thing for cars,” shares Dexter.

Dexter has a quiet demeanor, which is the complete …



Photo of Gracerie Gracerie from Philippines

A 4 year old girl with bowed legs.

“When Gracerie grows up, I don’t want her to struggle through the circumstances of being bow-legged and having a disability.” -Gracerie’s Dad, Je…



Photo of Bilale Bilale from Ethiopia

A 3 year old boy with clubfoot.

"Once he's healed I want him to walk to school like a normal boy," says Ali, Bilale's father.

Bilale has already begun to walk and run like a chi…



Photo of Gebyaw Gebyaw from Ethiopia

A 16 year old boy with a bone condition.

”I want to be a doctor someday so that I could heal people,” proclaims Gebyaw.

Gebyaw is a friendly young boy! He came with his father from th…



Photo of Mendesil Mendesil from Ethiopia

A 9 year old boy with a bone condition.

“I want to see my son being healed and go to school just like his siblings,” says Ejigu, Mendesil’s father.

Mendesil is a very sweet child,…



Photo of Sirgut Sirgut from Ethiopia

A 19 year old girl with a bone condition.

Sirgut and her mother, Yeftusera, came to CURE seeking help for Sirgut’s leg problem. Five years ago, Sirgut fell and broke her leg. She went to the ho…



Photo of Rehj Rehj from Philippines

A 4 year old boy with a broken bone.

“I love bubbles, candies and chocolates! Those are some of my favorite things!” exclaims Rehj.

Being at the peak of his toddler years, Rehj ge…



Photo of Janelle Janelle from Philippines

A 4 year old girl with clubfoot.

“I’m not afraid, I’m ready. I want Janelle to be healed, so when she goes to school she won’t be bullied, and can live a normal life.” - Janell…



Photo of Wycliffe Wycliffe from Kenya

A 3 year old boy with clubfoot.

Wycliffe is a sweet boy, but his story is rather a sad one. He was born with clubfoot on his right foot. He began his correction journey immediately afte…



Photo of Aicha Aicha from Niger

A 6 year old girl with a limb deformity.

Saadiya, Aicha’s mother told us, "I have always felt sad since Aicha was born."

Aicha’s hands are deformed and bent toward the inside. Even i…



Photo of Elias Elias from Kenya

A 9 year old boy with clubfoot.

“Elias was born at 6 in the morning and by 6 in the evening the same day, he had plaster on both his legs. I was in shock, I even hid his legs from the…



Photo of Lamah Lamah from Uganda

A 2 year old girl with hydrocephalus.

“Even though I spent a year in hospital I won't be affected so much because what I want is for my child to be ok," says Fatuma. Lamah is a twin and her…



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Why I Support CURE

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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