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 […]

If your child has clubfoot, it can be corrected!

Father, Maheo Magqira, who was born with clubfoot, is now supporting his daughter, Dini, who was also recently born with clubfoot. Researchers are still uncertain about the cause of clubfoot. The most widely accepted theory is that clubfoot is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. What is known, however, is that there […]

There is so much hope!

Sisipho’s story is one of hope. Sisipho was born in a small village in KwaZulu Natal to mom, Sithandile. “After my son was delivered, the doctor who examined him noticed that both of his feet looked deformed”, says Sithandile. “He told me that my baby had bilateral clubfoot, which means in both feet.” This was […]

Stay patient and remain hopeful

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 […]

Amkelo Nene’s Clubfoot Success Story

Amkelo Nene, who is not even one year old, suffers from unilateral clubfoot, but things are looking up for little Amekelo! Currently, she is using a brace to correct the foot alignment and travels to the Greys clinic for a progress checkup. Her Aunt, Mthabisile, tells Amkelo’s clubfoot success story in hopes of reminding other […]

Alyssa’s clubfoot journey

Felicia Nel gave birth to her baby girl, Alyssa – with clubfoot. She was devastated. “We only discovered it once she was born – It was positional because I’m only 1.5m tall and she was a very big baby, 4.2kgs so by 8 and a half months she had no more space to move and […]

Aurwin Philander completes his clubfoot treatment

Aurwin Philander was born in 2018 with a foot turned inwards. His mother, Robin, was referred by their paediatrician to the clubfoot clinic at Maitland Cottage Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital which is in Cape Town and one of our partner clinics. “On our first visit I remember that during the casting, my son was crying and […]

Christiaan Oosthuizen’s Clubfoot Story

Christiaan Oosthuizen is a 5 month old baby boy and the youngest of nine children. He lives with his family in Pretoria. Christiaan’s mom Jorika says, “Christiaan is the youngest of 9 children. He has four brothers and four sisters. They all adore him and initially I had to set a stopwatch to make sure […]