Caleb in Togo

Things could not have been more challenging for Fougue when her son Caleb was born with clubfoot. This mother without a job was abandoned by her husband and her in-laws refused to acknowledge that Caleb was their grandson.

Fougue took Caleb to a traditional healer who used herbs to treat his birth defect. After three months of no results, a family connection let her know clubfoot can be treated at the Hope Walks partner clinic CNAO-Lomé.

The parent advisor counseled Fougue and told her to stick with the treatments. Despite believing a traditional healer was the correct approach, she kept a positive attitude about the Ponseti method of casts and braces. Her persistence has paid off now that Caleb’s feet are straight.

“I sincerely thank those who sponsored my child’s treatment,” Fougue said