I found out in December 2017 that I was pregnant. I was so excited, and I prayed that it would be a boy. I went to see a doctor for my first appointment, who told me that the baby was fine and he didn’t see any complications.
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.
At the beginning of January 2019, I visited Grey’s Hospital for my first appointment for my Kuhlekonke. I was very scared, but I met two people there, Ramessur and Phumzile, who gave me hope!
They told me to trust them and trust God that everything would be okay. My family were so worried about him and his clubfoot. But thanks to Phumzile from Steps, I knew everything would be okay. She talked me though the process and the importance of sticking with the treatment.
After one month, I was already seeing a difference in my child! It’s been a nice journey, from the casting, to the tenotomy, thanks to the amazing people at the Grey’s Hospital clubfoot clinic.
There have been no real complications. I found the brace was a bit of a challenge at first, but now I am putting on his brace at night only, it’s easier and he’s doing so well.
I’m so happy and proud of my Kuhle!