Weathering the storm

Anita holds her daughter Eliza by Linda Hansen, Hope Walks regional director of Africa Hope Walks runs a weekly clubfoot clinic at Beira Central Hospital in Mozambique. On Saturday, March 14, 2019, Beira was hit by Cyclone Idai, a devastating category 5 storm that wiped out so much of the city and its surroundings. The […]

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 […]

Makeover for Life

Hope Walks board member Natalie Weakly knows a little something about makeovers. As an image and brand consultant with her company Signature Style, she helps people make a great first impression every day. But as a mom with a daughter who had clubfoot, she is much more concerned about the “lifetime makeover” that comes when […]

Hope Walks Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced recently the accreditation of Hope Walks of Mechanicsburg, PA. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. Hope Walks joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over […]

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 […]

Trading snake oil for true healing

Godwin was born in Benin in February of this year. His father is a cleaner in a small restaurant and his mother is unemployed. This young family had no idea their child would be born with a disability. But there was precious little Godwin with two twisted feet. His parents, in their early 20s, sought […]

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 […]