Ever noticed a child with club-foot? It is more painful than it looks. Imagine the life of a child who has to live with it and their parents who have to witness their child going through the pain. Clubfoot is a congenital condition when the foot of the child turns inward and downward. The life of these children is quite different since birth as they are unable to work or run like other children of their age. The condition is quite painful. Touching Souls International, a non-profit organization, has come across many distressed parents whose children have been a victim of this disorder.
The non-profit organization provides free club foot surgeries for patients whose family cannot afford to give them proper treatment. A clubfoot child will lose his ability to walk as he grows and ultimately find himself crawling on his feet. If left untreated, it can be a real burden for a child. With time the child is likely to have arthritis and the unusual foot appearances make their body look awkward. Their physical appearance becomes a matter of concern for them in their teenage. The treatment involves moving the foot into the correct position making use of a cast to keep it there.
The first time this non-profit organization announced their free aid for the club foot patients a lot of people came to us thanking us for their initiative. The distressed parents had got an opportunity to bring back smiles in the faces of their children. They could see their child walk normally like any other child of his/her age. Their happiness knew no ends. Finally the treatment was done and the success rate was quite high. The children could walk properly now. Their lives had got a new meaning now.