Stories

05
Aug

Clubfoot in Liberia: Rising Above the Impossible

August 5, 2016   //   Liberia, Patient Stories Stigma around clubfoot. When Vinnah’s son, Charles, was born with bilateral clubfoot, her family and community let them down. Her husband and his family disowned Charles, claiming that no one cared about the baby. Vinnah’s community mocked and insulted her for having a child with clubfoot as a young mother. Thankfully, Vinnah was […]

21
Jan

The Devastating Risks to Girls with Untreated Clubfoot

January 21, 2016   //   Liberia, Patient Stories Left Behind Young girls with disabilities in low-resource countries are one of the most at-risk groups for physical abuse, sexual violence, sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy, and lack of education. It’s a sad truth that girls and women with disabilities are often not involved in mainstream education and […]

19
Jan

It Takes a Village: Battling Clubfoot and Ebola in Liberia

January 19, 2016   //   Liberia, Patient Stories, Staff Stories A Call for Help Listening to the news these days is rather depressing, so we were thrilled to hear this week that West Africa is suspected to be Ebola-free! While MiracleFeet is entirely focused on clubfoot with no connection to Ebola, it […]

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