Stories

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Feb

A Shining Future: Bright’s Clubfoot Story

February 5, 2019   //   Liberia, Patient Stories Bright was born with bilateral clubfoot in Liberia, and neither of his parents knew anyone else with the condition. The little boy’s mother, unable to face the taunts of neighbors who blamed her for Bright’s clubfoot, abandoned the family. Bright’s father was […]

19
Feb

MiracleFeet Accredited Charity Through BBB

February 7, 2019   //   Social Entrepreneurship MiracleFeet is proud to be an accredited charity through the Better Business Bureau’s BBB Wise Giving Alliance (WGA). What does it mean to be an accredited charity and what are the standards a nonprofit must meet to make the list? And more importantly, […]

19
Feb

Yasri’s Clubfoot Journey in Tanzania

January 15, 2019   //   Patient Stories, Tanzania Six-month-old Yasri was born with bilateral clubfoot in Tanzania. After Yasri’s birth, his mother became determined to find help for her son, but was uncertain what she could do. She closed down the small business she owned in their village and began to spend […]

19
Feb

Dad with Neglected Clubfoot Helps Son Find Treatment

February 12, 2019   //   Patient Stories, Tanzania Matinde, the son of farmers in the Kahama district of northern Tanzania, was born with bilateral clubfoot.He is the third person in his family to be born with the condition. Father and Sister Struggle to Find Treatment Matinde’s father and eldest sister were […]

19
Feb

New Country Announcement: The Gambia

January 25, 2019   //   Programs, The Gambia We are excited to announce our newest partnership with The Gambia Clubfoot Foundation and to begin supporting treatment for children born with clubfoot in this West African country. Since 2017, The Gambia Clubfoot Foundation has been working to raise awareness of clubfoot […]

29
Jan

Welcoming Kennedy: A Clubfoot Story from Liberia

January 29, 2019   //   Liberia, Patient Stories Ostracized in the Community When Kennedy was born with unilateral clubfoot in Liberia, his parents were consumed with worry and fear for their son’s future. Kennedy’s mother Benetta did not know what to do; she and her husband were facing ridicule in […]

08
Jan

Midwife Helps Makara Find Clubfoot Treatment

January 8, 2019   //   Cambodia, Patient Stories Clubfoot awareness in a community can often be the deciding factor between a treatment referral or a childhood of painful, neglected clubfoot. Makara, born in Cambodia with bilateral clubfoot, was fortunate to be delivered by a midwife who was well-acquainted with clubfoot, […]

03
Jan

New Smaller MiracleFeet Brace Size Available Soon

January 3, 2019   //   Innovation The Beginning In 2013, MiracleFeet set out to design a clubfoot brace that was affordable, durable, and easy to use. After two years of collaborating with Suncast, Clarks Shoes, and the d.school at Stanford, the MiracleFeet brace was ready to be shipped to partner clinics. […]

27
Dec

Chance Meeting Helps Ianja Find Treatment in Madagascar

December 27, 2018   //   Madagascar, Patient Stories Nine-month-old Ianja from Madagascar was born with clubfoot, but a chance meeting helped connect his family to treatment. After giving birth at home in rural Madagascar with the assistance of a midwife, Ianja’s mom took the child to be vaccinated at the health […]

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