A life-changing perspective

Brillant in Burundi Imagine being told that your child’s clubfoot is a consequence for your sin. Brillant’s mother Noeline believed this perspective until she gained understanding and hope from her community at the clubfoot clinic and her church in Burundi.  As a polygamist, Noeline’s husband left his family of five years to live with other […]

A father’s little secret

Florence in Zambia When Florence was born with clubfoot, her parents were afraid for their child’s future. They were concerned her family and neighbors would not accept her. The hospital that delivered Florence encouraged them to take her to the Beit CURE hospital in Lusaka, Zambia where Hope Walks has a partner clinic. But Florence’s […]

Facing the raging sea

Shnaidine in Haiti It’s amazing the challenges many parents go through to get clubfoot treatment for their child. For most of us, that usually involves a short car ride. For Vonia in Haiti, it meant transporting her daughter Shnaidine by boat from their home on La Gonâve Island to the main island of Haiti.  The […]

The right move

Abdoulaye in Burkina Faso Many people told Dad Oumarou and Mom Mamata that treatment was useless for their son Abdoulaye who was born with clubfoot. “This is God’s will for your son to be born like that,” they said. Instead of listening to the nay-sayers, this Muslim family went all-in with their son’s treatment. They […]

A new brace for Grace

COVID and Clubfoot – Stories from the front lines During the pandemic, many villages are under quarantine in Burkina Faso. As a result, most families cannot get to the clubfoot clinics. For six-month-old Grace, this meant no new braces. But when her parents called the clinic to let them know Grace’s brace no longer fit, […]

Clubfoot answers at the speed of the…internet

When their daughter Adele was born with clubfoot, her parents wasted no time in finding out what the condition was and where it could be treated by doing some research on the internet. In fact, even with no knowledge of clubfoot, Orlando and Candy had their daughter in her first cast when she was barely […]

Sometimes our vision is limited

Vicky in DR Congo     When Mireille saw her son Vicky for the first time with his right foot twisted due to clubfoot, she imagined that surgery would be the only possible way to correct his condition. The thought of surgery on her sweet little boy stole away what should have been one of […]

Help is closer than imagined

Maaz in Zambia When Maaz’s family emigrated from India to Zambia in search of a different life, they faced many challenges. However, they never anticipated that their youngest of three sons, Maaz, would be born with clubfoot further adding to their struggles. But help was closer than they imagined. The father, Abdullai, works as a […]

Going against the flow

Chourème in Niger Standing up against your family and neighbors is never easy, but sometimes it is the only option you have, especially when it comes to taking care of your child.  When Chourème was born with clubfoot, his father’s family accused the mother of being responsible for the child’s deformity. Family members and neighbors […]

No more shame

Bradley in Haiti When Bradley was born, his dad and mom couldn’t wait to surprise their parents. But excitement turned to fear and shame when they found out Bradley had clubfoot. So instead of sharing a joyous moment, Rubens and Darline hid their son’s feet from the grandparents and friends. One of the greatest moments […]