On World Clubfoot Day 3 June, we are proud to announce a new Steps champion Day, South African Olympic gold medallist Cameron van der Burgh.
Cameron is a South African hero, having won the 100m breaststroke gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in a new world record time of 58.46 seconds. He has also won countless other world titles and another medal at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
We first met baby Tshepo in February last year at the STEPS supported clubfoot clinic at Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein. The doctor confirmed that Tshepo had been born with one clubfoot. It was the first time that Tshepo’s mom had seen clubfoot as it is not really spoken about in her community. She was very worried that it had been caused by something she had done in her pregnancy.