Posts tagged CURE Ethiopia


Giving Glory to God through research at CURE Ethiopia

by on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 8:48 am

There’s an old Christian saying attributed to St. Ignatius of Loyola, “Ad majorem Dei gloriam.” It means “For the greater glory of God,” but it stands for the idea that every single thing we do, no matter how small or seemingly inconsequential, matters as it can be done in order to give glory to God. […]

Dr. Rick Gardner recognized by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health for pediatric orthopedic treatments

by on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 3:37 pm

CURE Ethiopia Medical Director Dr. Rick Gardner recently received recognition from the Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse for his contributions to the growth of orthopedic treatment in Ethiopia. Dr. Rick has served in CURE Ethiopia since 2013, first as an orthopedic surgeon and soon adding the role of Medical Director to his duties. In […]

USAID/ASHA grant upgrades CURE Ethiopia’s operating room equipment and equips its medical training center

by on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 10:13 am

With an estimated 2.5 million Ethiopian children suffering from treatable disabilities and the ambitious dream to see every one of these freed from their disabling condition, CURE Ethiopia has a big task ahead of them. Frankly, it’s a dream that’s not achievable alone. CURE relies heavily on continued investment and support by not only individual […]

Bezuayehu now walks without pain and with a purpose

by on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:02 am

Bezuayehu is an energetic young boy! When he meets people for the first time, he is shy, but it doesn’t take him long to reveal his playful side. Before coming to CURE, things were hard for Bezuayehu, kids made fun of his condition and called him names. He was sad all the time. Bezuayehu was […]

Drawn to serve in Ethiopia: Laurence Wicks, orthopedic surgeon

by on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 9:41 am

Laurence Wicks is the newest CURE Ethiopia orthopedic surgeon. He has traveled the world working in the UK, South Africa, and Ethiopia although it hasn’t always been this way. In fact, it wasn’t until medical school that Laurence first set foot on a plane, but it’s been a whirlwind since then. Born and raised in […]

Investing in Surgical Training to Reach More Children in Need

by on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:17 am

You know that story in the Bible where the boss is going on a long business trip, and he gives three of his employees some cash to see what they can do with it while he’s gone. The first one freaks out and stuffs the cash under his mattress just to keep it safe until […]

Caring for Community and Sharing Resources: CURE Ethiopia

by on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10:24 am

CURE Ethiopia is the main pediatric orthopedic hospital in Ethiopia and is not only helping to change the lives of many children and their families but also their immediate community. When the pandemic hit the world, CURE Ethiopia established a “COVID-19 Preventing Committee” with the goal to help out in any abnormal situations in our […]

Restoring the Broken at CURE Ethiopia

by on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:25 am

There’s an inherent duality in the nature of CURE. It’s written right into the mission statement: “heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God.” As Christians, we are called to care for both the physical and spiritual aspects of a person’s life. It’s no secret that our physical bodies will die one day, but […]

Ethiopia’s First Full Femur Replacement

by on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:02 am

You might know the story. A shepherd is out with his sheep and one goes missing. The rest of the sheep are happily munching on grass, but the shepherd is distraught and goes off searching for the one lost sheep. He looks high. He looks low. He looks all night, and eventually finds the lost […]

Emotional and Physical Healing for Habtemariam

by on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:34 am

By all definitions, Habtemariam was a difficult child. After arriving at CURE Ethiopia, he quickly established a reputation for being a “rebash,” or a trouble maker in English. He was constantly starting fights with the other kids. He would cry when he didn’t get his way, and he was blatantly and publicly disrespectful towards his […]

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