10 days old and abandoned

Story by Shubhanjali Chaudhary from CURE India

Baby Sarvagya is a toughie! Born in the Himalayan region in northern India, Baby Sarvagya was abandoned at 10 days of age. He was born with bilateral clubfoot, and without delay the social workers brought him to a CURE Clubfoot clinic for treatment.

before treatment for clubfoot

The sight of this cute little baby who had had so much happen to him already was crushing, but we knew whatever circumstances brought him to us was the will of God. Healing began and progress was noted each week, but the best was yet to come… soon he was chosen for adoption!

Baby Sarvagya’s feet after casting

His new family had been trying for 11 years for a child of their own; finally they decided to adopt. Only after receiving Baby Sarvagya did they learn he had been born with clubfoot. They were nervous at first but they knew he was the one.

Knowing his clubfoot had been properly corrected, his new family reached out to the CURE Clubfoot Counselor to understand the rest of the process. Baby Sarvagya is now in braces and it’s such a joy to witness and be a part of the healing and happiness of this amazing family.

Baby Sarvagya at his new home, with the brace that he will wear a few hours every day until he his five to make sure the foot correction stays

We made a home visit today, where we watched him running around in his walker, smiling joyously with his granny. Had we not known his story, I could tell he was the luckiest child to have such a loving family. We are so grateful for the tireless of efforts of the workers who sought to get him treatment and for their help in making disability from clubfoot history in India.

Learn more about clubfoot at cure.org/clubfoot


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