The truth will set you free

Boko in Benin When her son Boko was born with bilateral clubfoot, Genevieve was not given any explanation about the condition. She hid the deformity from her husband because she was afraid of what his reaction would be.  She only confided in Boko’s two grandmothers who assisted in the deception. But hiding something like this […]

Children belong to the community

John in Kenya One of the greatest strengths of Hope Walks and its mission of sharing Christian love is the dedicated and hard-working staff we have. John is one of those people. By the time he retired after working as the clubfoot clinic coordinator at Nyeri District Hospital in Kenya for 12 years, he had […]

Five easy ways to support Hope Walks

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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 […]

A father’s love

Fatima in Ethiopia Early mornings and expensive transportation costs would not deter Nasir from getting clubfoot treatment for his daughter Fatima. “I have to take responsibility as the leader of my family,” he said. “I should care because I’m the father.” It cost Nasir 500 Ethiopian birr (about $17) to hire a driver to take […]

A new cycle of hope

Masika – the Democratic Republic of Congo We don’t know what causes clubfoot, but we often see it in multiple generations of one family. Kavira was not surprised when her daughter Masika was born with clubfoot because she and other relatives have it. Finding out her daughter could be healed was the big surprise. “Since […]

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… […]