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Luca’s clubfoot champion story

By |November 8th, 2016|News|

Luca's clubfoot champion story, told by his mother Liesl: 'I went for my normal 22 week scan at my gynae. During the scan I could see something was bothering her, and after consulting with another doctor she confirmed that our little boy had clubfeet! It was agonising because during my pregnancy there was nothing we [...]

Clubfoot success story: Running, jumping Anthony

By |September 14th, 2016|News|

When my wife was 16 weeks pregnant, we went for a 4D scan to check the sex of the baby. It was then that we were told that our baby had clubfeet. Between then and the birth we were given a consultation with a physio at Royal Free Hospital, who explained everything and scheduled it [...]

Clubfoot success story: “There is help available”

By |July 13th, 2016|News|

STEPS introduced the Ponseti method for clubfoot treatment to North West Province after a 2014 training. We are so proud of their achievements. Previously, mothers were had to travel for hours with their newborns every week, sleeping overnight in hospital corridors to get their children help. Now excellent treatment is available in their town thanks [...]

Clubfoot success story: “Stay patient and remain hopeful”

By |July 7th, 2016|News|

Gorgeous little Lethabo was born with clubfoot at Victoria Hospital in the North West Province. She has an older sister who absolutely adores her. Her sister does not have clubfoot. When she was born her mother, Lerato, was distraught and asked herself how this could happen. She did some research and went to visit Dr [...]

STEPS Success Story – Washington Chimalaro

By |December 15th, 2015|Success stories|

Washington Chimalaro is a lively, 18 month old boy who first came to see us at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital in October 2014. His Malawian born parents were sad and shocked when they realised their son was born with clubfoot. His father, Steve jumped into action and did some research online on clubfoot and [...]

Green Valley Shopping Centre and Manelis family donate to STEPS for clubfoot treatment

By |December 11th, 2015|News|

Green Valley Shopping Centre recently donated R3000 to STEPS to further the work we do in treating children born with clubfoot in Southern Africa. The centre hosted a Haunted House for Halloween, which included trick or treating throughout the centre. The entrance to the event was free but there were donation buckets where people could [...]

A STEPS success story: Walking all over the place

By |October 22nd, 2015|Success stories|

STEPS baby, Cazzner, has been on quite a journey. She recently turned one and has started walking “all over the place”, her mom, Deborah, tells STEPS. When Cazzner was born with clubfoot, her parents were concerned. “When we finally found out the impact this could have on my child, it hit home,” Deborah explains. “I [...]