Health
 Nicaragua
Project #12358

Support Clubfoot Treatment for 270 Children

by miraclefeet
Vetted
Oct 7, 2013

Allan in Nicaragua

Allan playing w/ a balloon at the clubfoot clinic
Allan playing w/ a balloon at the clubfoot clinic

Allan was the second patient at the miraclefeet-supported clubfoot clinic within the public hospital in Leon, Nicaragua. He came in for casting for the first time in May 2012. Our U.S. staff had the chance to meet Allan and his parents at the Leon clinic this month. His mom told us she had researched the Ponseti method after taking Allan to a doctor at a different hospital who was doing short casts on him. She felt they were not correcting his clubfoot and that the doctor she had been going to must not have been trained in Ponseti, the gold standard treatment for children with clubfoot. She soon found out about the miraclefeet-supported clinic at the public hospital and brought him there instead. Allan is now nine months old and is lively, smiley and on his feet!

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Location: Carborro, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.miraclefeet.org
Project Leader:
Janeen Gingrich
Director of Fundraising
Carrboro, NC United States

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