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    Dr. Rick Hodes

          Dr. Rick Hodes, M.D. received his medical training in Rochester and Baltimore.  He was honored with a Fulbright scholarship to teach in Addis Ababa in 1985 and has spent the last 2 decades in Africa saving lives.   Dr. Rick, as he is affectionately called in Ethiopia, is on staff at hospitals in Addis […]

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    Helping Women and Children with HIV

    AIDS Orphanage and Women’s Program   August 2013   EFF is helping to support an organization named  Bete – Se’ida in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia which has two projects:  we help run an orphanage for children and babies who have  AIDS or are HIV positive and we help young women who are HIV positive and have […]

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    24 open heart surgeries completed on Ethiopian Mission

    The Ethiopian Family Fund joined Mending Kids International on it’s third pediatric cardiac mission trip.  December 26, 2012 – January 6, 2013   EFF and MKI returned to the Cardiac Center of Ethiopia (CHFE) run by Dr. Belay Abegaz. CHFE is a free-standing mission building on the grounds of the Black Lion Hospital. This facility […]

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    Hodes family will host 12 year old Ethiopian boys after hand and foot surgery

    The Hodes family is excited to host 12 year old twins from Ethiopia when they will have foot and hand surgery at Shriners Hospital in Los Angeles, CA.  The boys were born with webbed hands and feet.  “We are so excited for them to come and live with us…I hope they can play soccer!!!” exclaimed […]

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    Kids help Kids over Christmas and New Years in Ethiopia

    DEAN, MATT AND CARLY HODES…..ANTHONY AND MICHAEL BRUNO… These young teens spent their Christmas and New Years holiday (2012/2013)  in Ethiopia helping the children of Ethiopia.  The teens spent their mornings in the hospital comforting children who were about to receive open heart surgery.  They also had the opportunity to scrub up and see a […]