No more isolation

Isabella in the Dominican Republic When a child is born with clubfoot, often the parents feel an overwhelming sense of isolation from other families. That’s exactly what Arianny Mercedes felt when her daughter Isabella was born with clubfoot in the Dominican Republic.  Fortunately, Isabella’s pediatrician knew exactly what the condition was and knew where to […]

God’s perfect timing

Geremie in Benin We are constantly reminded that God’s timing is perfect and that we must wait on the Lord. That’s not always easy to do, especially when your child is born with clubfoot, and you don’t have the answers you seek. When Geremie was born in Benin with clubfoot, the hospital in Cotonou told […]

Lightning strikes twice

Elysee in Rwanda Having one child who had clubfoot was hard enough. When their second boy, Elysee, also was born with clubfoot, hearts sank for his parents Theophile and Muhoracyeye.  The parents knew the challenges ahead of them even though their first son was successfully treated at the Hope Walks partner clinic Gahini in Rwanda. […]

New York Times columnist applauds clubfoot treatment

The New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof recently gave a shout out to Hope Walks in his regular email newsletter that goes to thousands of subscribers. We appreciate the recognition of the work our partner clinics are doing to help children with clubfoot! Here’s a little of what he said… […]

No challenge too big

Benson and Lydia waited patiently for six years for the arrival of their first child Thomas. When he was born with clubfoot, their joy was replaced with fear as they wondered whether their son would ever walk. But after they realized that there was hope for Thomas, they were determined never to look at anything […]

World recognition

Hope Walks staff member one of four named to first Fred Dietz Global Clubfoot Fellowship Hope Walks is pleased to learn that one of its own has been named to the inaugural class of the prestigious Fred Dietz Global Clubfoot Fellowship. Esperance Uwizeye, Hope Walks’ Regional Program Clinical Officer for Africa, will be joining with […]

Progress being made

Globally, more children than ever get life-changing treatment for this neglected disability With four out of five children still not having access to life-altering clubfoot treatment, according to the latest data from the Global Clubfoot Initiative (GCI), it is clear that more needs to be done. However, the latest study also indicates things are moving […]

Mending feet and mending relationships

  Moussa in Niger One of the tragedies of clubfoot is the wedge it can drive between family relationships. The fear and shame often cause families to point fingers in blame or simply not talk about it. When Moussa was born with clubfoot, his parents hardly spoke to each other. “I used to avoid my […]

Birhanu: Giving hope

Few would call him a celebrity, but when Birhanu walks down the street, he sometimes gets noticed. People don’t ask him for an autograph but instead, greet him with a smile and a wave. These are the children he has treated for clubfoot at the Hope Walks partner clinic at Adama Teaching Hospital, one of […]

Clubfoot bonds two fathers in Ethiopia

For 5-year-old Ramandon, his clubfoot not only brought two fathers together, it also may have saved his life thanks to the tenacity of his father Mohammed who stopped at nothing to get answers. “When I saw the child, I knew I had to find the solution,” said Mohammed. “I said ‘he needs treatment.’” As soon […]