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A Caring Treatment from Visiting Partners, Limb Kind Foundation

A compassionate and gifted team of prosthetists, physical therapists, and amputee mentors from the Limb Kind Foundation, a global organization committed to helping children with limb loss, recently visited CURE Children’s Hospital in Ethiopia (CURE Ethiopia) for one week. During the team’s visit, they provided free prosthetic limbs to 42 amputees.

Limb Kind has been providing prosthetic limbs to children in Ethiopia since 2020. They became involved with CURE Ethiopia through a shared mission to help children with limb loss regain their motivation and determination by providing prostheses at no cost. The foundation was created by prosthetist Robert Schulman, who had a vision to help children with limb loss after witnessing the dire need for prosthetics and related care in Haiti.

“Limb Kind is so incredibly honored to have formed such a powerful partnership with CURE International,” said Schulman. “We are always welcomed with open arms by the entire staff and treated like family. As Limb Kind and CURE continue to work together, our impact will grow exponentially. Our outreach has grown significantly since inception, and we look forward to many more years of helping children with limb loss alongside CURE.”


Limb Kind’s founder, Robert Schulman, fits Feria’s prosthetic in CURE Ethiopia’s workshop.


The partnership has grown over the years, with Limb Kind’s team traveling to the hospital once a year to produce record numbers of prostheses for children missing limbs. Limb Kind’s partnership with CURE Ethiopia also means they share their knowledge and educate the Ethiopian team.

“We discovered new approaches to making prostheses using new technology and methods while working with the Limb Kind team. It was a busy week, but they made it fun and enjoyable,” shared Lalisa Shiferaw, Lead Prostesist at CURE Ethiopia.


Bemnet and her mother are filled with joy while Limb Kind Prosthesist Ed fits her with a new prosthetic.


Limb Kind has partnered with several other CURE hospitals around the world to provide prosthetic care to children with limb loss, including CURE Children’s Hospital of Kenya and Tebow CURE Children’s Hospital of the Philippines.

These partnerships reflect the foundation’s global reach and commitment to providing prosthetic care to children in need across different countries.

We are incredibly grateful to the team for their dedication, passion, and unwavering support. Their visit has left an indelible mark on our organization and the lives of the children we serve. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the foundation and creating even more wonderful memories together.


The Limb Kind team worked with the CURE Ethiopia staff to offer children who were in need of prostetic care and support.


Thank you, CURE friends and partners, for your continuous support. Please click here to learn more about CURE’s mission and how you can get involved. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of many children with disabilities.

About the CURE Children’s Hospital of Ethiopia

Established in 2008, CURE Ethiopia performs over 2,500 life-changing reconstructive and orthopedic surgeries every year for children suffering from treatable disabilities. Strategically located in the capital city of Addis Ababa, the teaching hospital has 70 beds and four operating rooms. CURE International uses this facility to multiply its efforts by partnering with The College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) to serve as a regional learning institution by implementing an orthopedic pediatric training program at the residency and fellowship levels. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE Ethiopia ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities.

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CURE Ethiopia provides physical, emotional, and spiritual care to children living with treatable disabilities. Please contact us if you have questions about becoming a patient or a partner with CURE.

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