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Approximately 1 million children in the world live with clubfoot, making it one of the most common congenital birth defects. Clubfoot not only results in a life of disability, but also a dramatic decrease in earning potential, which almost certainly results in an impoverished life. Clubfoot is a curable disease, and thanks to the Ponseti Method, now considered to be the gold standard in clubfoot treatment, it can be treated without invasive surgery and at very low cost. miraclefeet partners with Ponseti International and organizations like CURE International to establish clubfoot clinics in some of the most impoverished regions of the world. At miraclefeet we are dedicated to providing free ...
Oct 20, 2015

Sarah's Story

Sarah from Zimbabwe
Sarah from Zimbabwe

Sarah’s Story

The journey to healthy feet is not always straightforward; at times, parents must help their children navigate an unsuccessful treatment before finding the best care. Sarah, who was born in 2010 with clubfoot affecting her left foot, was initially treated with kite casts for 11 months until she was able to be seen at a Ponseti clinic. Her clubfoot treatment has included helping her through relapse, but she’s well on her way to walking on healthy feet.  Sarah’s mother describes their experiences during treatment, and her wishes for other families.  She says,  “My child started treatment for clubfoot when she was 7 days old. I went through a lot, and I would cry when my baby cried because of the casts. But then I accepted it, and started coming to the Ponseti clinic in April 2011. Later, I stopped attending the clinic due to some challenges I was facing, but I realised that my child was getting worse again. I want to urge all parents to always come with their children for treatment as requested.  Though it can be difficult at times, parents need to stay strong for the sake of their children. I urge them not to despair -  other people may laugh at you, but you must not lose hope.”

Oct 20, 2015

Cynthia's Story

Cynthia from Liberia
Cynthia from Liberia
Little Cynthia, age seven, was transferred by the clubfoot clinic in Grand Gedeh County, Liberia. She was born with congenital deformities of her feet: her left foot was affected by clubfoot, and her
right foot has congenital amputation of the forefoot, with constriction of her calf muscle.
Until she was connected with miraclefeet's partner, FACORC, Cynthia had never been treated. As iscommon with disabled children, she's often the victim of bullying. Her mother, Mamie Doe lamented, “I can be embarrassed and disturbed when Cynthia’s friends in school are mocking and laughing at her.”  Her mother was happy that she was transferred to Monrovia for treatment. 
During treatment, Cynthia and her mother stay with relatives in Monrovia. FACORC is assisting with the costs of weekly transportation, and the hope is that with continued care, her condition will be corrected. 
Jul 17, 2015

Josephine in Liberia

Josephine in Liberia
Josephine in Liberia

Meet Josephine in Liberia

Josephine’s bilateral clubfoot was diagnosed before she was born, and her family in Liberia hoped to find treatment for her. She had received previous treatments elsewhere, but unfortunately they did not completely correct her feet.  Josephine was later evaluated at a miraclefeet-supported clinic in coordination with our Liberia partner, FACORC, when she was almost 6 years old. With a series of casts and a tenotomy - a minor surgical technique that is part of the Ponseti method of treatment -  her feet have been gradually corrected.

miraclefeet has helped support treatment for over 11,000 children like Josephine. With your help, we can reach more.

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