Thank you to The Citizen for helping us spread the message that clubfoot can be treated! Read as they share the story of Nthabiseng Mokoena and her daughter's clubfoot journey from being born with clubfoot and facing a life of disability to witnessing her daughter taking her first steps!
Sikho Mata is being treated at Tygerberg clubfoot clinic. He lives in Delft South and travels an hour to the clinic for treatment.
His mother found our about his clubfoot diagnosis when he was born. She was worried and asked herself tough questions, like, "What if my child asks why he is different?"
Ndalwentle Makoko is being treated at Tygerberg clubfoot clinic. He lives in Khayelitsha and travels an hour to the clinic for treatment.
Sweet little Ndalwentle was born with bilateral clubfoot. He is now nearly two years old and is thriving, running around all day long and charms anyone he meets. The doctors are extremely happy with his development.
When Vicky Willis found out about her son Frankie's clubfoot diagnosis, her heart sank. Now, knowing all she does about the process, she's started an Instagram account for Frankie so people can follow his journey, connecting people across the world.
Two girls from Micklefield School in Rondebosch have started a campaign to raise money to help children born with clubfoot deformities.
Grade 6 pupils Jemima McQueen and Aalia Jawoodeen started the drive in February and hope to donate the proceeds to Steps – a non-profit helping children with clubfoot – in October.
On the 16th September 2018, I gave birth to my beautiful son Kuhlesibonge Radebe. I named him Kuhle because I saw a beautiful flower that will take care of me when he grew up. When I gave birth, the nurse noticed that my child had a little problem - she advised that I go get the necessary checks. This is when I found out my son had clubfoot. They wrote me a referral letter to Grey's Hospital, where I could get help.
When Tumelo's little boy, Atang, was born with clubfoot, she found immense comfort in the supportive community at the Steps clubfoot clinic at the Baragwanath Hospital. A huge weight lifted off her shoulders.
Please note that Steps Clubfoot Care is closed over the holiday period from 13 December 2019 until 13 January 2019. Last orders will be processed 11 December 2019. We will not be able to process any orders after the 11th until we reopen in the new year. Wishing you a happy holiday period, see you in 2020!