Medical professionals stumped

Jayson in Kenya Both of Jayson’s parents are medical professionals. Jayson’s mom Grave is a nurse and his dad Jackson is a clinical officer. Even with a medical background, they were shocked when Jayson was born with unilateral clubfoot. They had never seen or heard of the birth defect, let alone know where treatment could […]

Finding a family through healing

Sahda in Ethiopia When Sahda was born, his mother and father had different perspectives on how to treat their son’s clubfoot. His father, Siraj, thought that he would be healed without seeking medical treatment. However, his mother, Seada, wanted to get help for her son at a clinic. Their family wanted nothing to do with […]

Freedom From Clubfoot

Clever in Rwanda At 5 years old, Clever is an active child. He runs, jumps and plays like other kids his age. In fact, his life seems so normal now that it is hard to believe that he was actually born with clubfoot.  Living in a culture that vilifies physical disability, Clever’s parents tried to […]

Endless advice

Abigail in Malawi When Abigail was born with clubfoot in Malawi, her parents had no shortage of advice from friends and neighbors on how to best treat the child.  Neighbors encouraged parents Masina and Monica to manipulate Abigail’s feet on their own. Others told them to use warm water and massage oil into the feet […]

Eight-year-old Fresno resident raises hope for kids with disabilities

Fresno, CA (May 29, 2021) – Aaron England is like a lot of other 8-year-old boys. He spends time playing outside with friends, riding his bike and swimming. But unlike many kids his age, Aaron is devoting much of his time these days for a special project to raise money to help kids around the […]

A new closeness

Eliana in Mozambique Emidio and Arcinia are both hard-working parents, but making ends meet is a challenge. Emidio has been working in neighboring South Africa to find better employment and sending money back home to his wife. Their budget was already tight, but the global pandemic made things even worse. Emidio’s employer reduced his paycheck.  […]

A Strong Woman of God

Chisomo in Malawi When a child is born with clubfoot, challenges abound not just for the child, but also for the parents. Some parents may have adverse reactions to the condition, while others may use it as an opportunity for growth. This is certainly true in the case of Chisomo, who is currently receiving clubfoot […]

Caleb in Togo

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 […]

Clubfoot treatment is eternal

Elielle in Burkina Faso If you ask any Hope Walks staff member why they joined the organization, you may get a different answer. For Elielle, the counseling coordinator for the Burkina Faso clubfoot program, her answer is simple. “It gives me the opportunity to save children with clubfoot deformity.” “The best part of the job […]

An effective treatment for clubfoot

Dennis from Kenya Grace and David are no strangers to clubfoot. Over the past couple of decades, the family has had two cases of clubfoot, both of which were successfully treated, albeit not using the gold-standard casting and bracing process known as the Ponseti method. Despite these previous encounters, the couple was no less worried […]