Our son Theo was born with Clubfoot.
Clubfoot is birth defect in which the foot is twisted out of shape or position.
The cause of clubfoot is unknown. Even though Theo was born with clubfoot, he is otherwise healthy.
In clubfoot, the foot appears twisted and can even look as if it's upside down. Despite its appearance, clubfoot itself doesn't cause any discomfort or pain.
Treatment is usually successful. It includes stretching and casting (Ponseti method) or stretching and taping (French method). Sometimes, surgery is required.
We have successfully completed the casting stage and Theo has now received his brace. We have received our first medical bill, and because of COVID, I have lost my job. The journey is extensive and expensive. Theo has to wear the brace for 23 hours of the day for the first three months, and then every time he sleeps for the next 3 - 5 years (depending on the progress). He needs to get new shoes every time his feet grows to support the clubfoot.
We would appreciate any donations to help with Theo's medical bills as we do not want his foot to relapse due to us not being able to afford the shoes.
https://steps.org.za/ South African Clubfoot NPO
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