Posts tagged clubfoot
Mysterious Past, Bright Future: Meet Slinthe
His name is Slinthe. But, he hasn’t always been known as Slinthe. You see, Slinthe has a unique story. Slinthe was found asking for money on the street. When asked his name he’d reply “Poa,” which is Swahili for “fine.” This was his standard answer, and “poa” sounds a bit like Paul. Because of this, […]
Standing Tall – Adoy’s Story
John Arnold, also known as “Adoy” to his dear family and friends, is full of character! He is jolly and friendly and very polite to everyone. But, even though he’s the kind of kid that you’d want to hang out with all day, he is still bullied due to his disability. He was born without […]
A new approach to untreated clubfoot
The scourge of clubfoot in a child or adolescent that has never had treatment is something that we experience daily here at CURE Ethiopia. There are an estimated 40,000 children in the country with clubfoot. Clubfoot is a condition which can be easily treated in infancy, however, if it is left untreated, it will often […]
An important change for CURE Clubfoot
Sometimes, change is good. Today, I want to let you know about a wonderful change: CURE International’s board of directors voted unanimously to make our clubfoot program an independent entity. It’s called Hope Walks and will be devoted exclusively to correcting infant clubfoot. You probably already know that CURE has provided surgeries and treatment for […]
Anthony: A Skeptical Father Believes!
When the second follow-up appointment came, Anthony accompanied his son with one mission in mind: to prove to himself that his son’s leg was indeed getting healed.
Clubfoot free: Bertha
“Your visit has encouraged us to keep coming to CURE.”
Clubfoot free: Faith
Faith and her parents live almost an hour out of town in a village on the outskirts of Blantyre, so we were impressed by how faithfully they came for treatment. “After Faith was born, we went straight to CURE.”
Clubfoot free: Shamira
Shamira’s father, Idrisah, works in South Africa, and Rabecca hasn’t seen him in two years, since before Shamira was born. It’s difficult raising a child by yourself (let alone a child who has to go to the hospital once a week), so we were glad to have the opportunity to encourage her in person. Rabecca is living […]
Ishmael & Rahim: Healing their clubfoot gives a family hope
“Before I left the village, a lot of people were speaking ill about my children, but upon my return, most of them, almost all of them, are curious because what they expected is not what they are seeing today,” said Levison, Ishmael and Rahim’s dad.
Clubfoot free: Samantha
We are happy! We thought she would never be able to walk,” said Samantha’s parents.
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