Our 18 year old wonder – Tumiso Moloi

In 2005, Brenda Moloi emailed Karen Mara Moss with a query about her 4-month-old baby, who was born with clubfoot. With that email, Tumiso became one of the first babies in South Africa to receive the Ponseti treatment for clubfoot. STEPS was but a baby then too. Now, we are both celebrating our 18th birthday […]

Clubfoot Mom pays it forward to South African Babies

We had to write a post about a very inspiring supporter of STEPS, Monika Jarczewska. She is the mother of a boy with right clubfoot and also the President of the Ignacio Ponseti Foundation in Poland. Monika is also a plaster cast technician in the Ponseti method and an orthopaedic technician (during the professional diploma). She decided to go […]

Bulumko turns 5! A happy update on his clubfoot story

Bulumko Magwegwe’s 5th birthday was on the 2nd of December. He recently celebrated another big milestone, his successful graduation from clubfoot treatment! We celebrated with Bulumko and his mother Nobaxolisi and presented him with a STEPS treatment graduation certificate at the Tygerberg Hospital clinic where he was successfully treated. We first shared Bulumko’s story in […]

Zainab’s story – ‘She loves dancing with her sisters’

Zainab Dawood will be six years old in September, and she was born with clubfoot. She was treated soon after birth at Maitland Cottage Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital in Cape Town. Zainab’s mother Samia says: “I remember going for my 20 week pregnancy scan and finding out that my baby had clubfoot. I knew nothing about […]

Adi’s clubfoot journey – “All will be good, I promise you”

Adivhaho Netshiombo (Adi) was born with bilateral clubfoot and started Ponseti casting at 6 days old. His mother Fatu says, “I was very shocked when I saw my son had these feet. I saw immediately after he was born. I’d never seen anything like that in my life. And I was already in my forties […]