Stories

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Apr

Africa Clubfoot Training Program Empowers Ponseti Providers

April 26, 2018   //   Programs, Staff Stories, Tanzania The Africa Clubfoot Training (ACT) project began in 2015 as a way to provide streamlined, standardized training in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment. Nearly 30,000 children are born with clubfoot each year in Africa, and many of them lack access […]

17
Apr

Ready to Run: Uday’s Story

April 17, 2018   //   Liberia, Patient Stories When nine-month-old Uday was born with bilateral clubfoot in Liberia, his parents did not know what the condition was. Fortunately, the hospital where Uday’s mom gave birth recognized the condition and directed the family to FACORC in the capital city of Monrovia. There, […]

10
Apr

Awareness Leads to Treatment in Liberia: Rita’s Story

April 10, 2018   //   Liberia, Patient Stories When Rita was born with unilateral clubfoot in Woodcomb, Liberia, her mother (also named Rita) did not know what to do. She had never seen clubfoot before, and neither had her neighbors. They tried to help her figure out the cause, guessing […]

06
Apr

CAST Comes to Liberia

April 6, 2018   //   Innovation, Liberia Ponseti practitioners from MiracleFeet-sponsored clinics in Liberia and Guinea gathered last month to receive training on CAST, a new mobile app that will help improve treatment quality and outcomes. CAST was designed by Dimagi, a tech company that focuses on solutions for low-resource […]

06
Feb

Henroy’s Story (Updated 2/6/18)

February 6, 2018   //   Liberia, Patient Stories Update (2/6/18):We are so thrilled to hear that Henroy has successfully finished his five-month clubfoot treatment. He was discharged last month, thrilled to walk into his home for the first time, on his own and in regular shoes. A whole new world of possibilities is […]

07
Dec

Help Children with Clubfoot This Holiday Season

December 7, 2017   //   Nicaragua, Patient Stories Helping children with clubfoot is as easy and inspirational as ever this holiday season. These stories from the past year beautifully illustrate the positive impact your contribution will make in 2018. Nancy sits in a rocking chair in the home she shares […]

07
Jul

With Nicholas Kristof in Liberia

July 7, 2017   //   Liberia, News & Awards, Patient Stories, Staff Stories A report from Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld, MiracleFeet Executive Director Last month, MiracleFeet Program Manager Jen Everhart and I accompanied Nicholas Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, to visit clinics and families we support in Liberia. Nick’s […]

31
Mar

Transforming Liberia: Augustine Chiewolo Takes on Clubfoot

March 31, 2017   //   Liberia, Staff Stories Augustine Chiewolo refuses to sit on the sidelines. With his soft, steady voice and calm demeanor, at first glance you would not see the fire lit inside his heart. But years ago, something sparked within him in when he saw yet another […]

06
Mar

New Outreach Program in Liberia Aims to Detect Clubfoot in Early Stages

March 6, 2017   //   Liberia, Patient Stories Since November 2016, MiracleFeet and its partner FACORC have developed a new outreach program to raise awareness about clubfoot and its treatment. The program is designed to train midwives to detect clubfoot among newborns. Over the course of two months, 84 midwives […]

20
Dec

Successful Clubfoot Treatment in Liberia

December 20, 2016   //   Liberia, Patient Stories At one month old, Vanell, a baby girl with bilateral clubfoot, arrived at FACORC, a MiracleFeet-supported clinic in Liberia. Her mother, Lois, said, “When I gave birth to my daughter, I realized that she had crippled feet after two weeks. I was unhappy […]

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