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2014 Ponseti Conference

Lauren and I drove into the RCH carpark just after 7am. There weren’t many people around, and as we stepped out of the car we kind of looked at each other in anticipation, not knowing what to expect from the day ahead of us. Lauren’s enthusiasm and passion are contagious, and we set off towards […]

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Connor’s Story

The journey of my mini man comes with much anxiousness and anticipation, some of this perfectly normal for a second child, some not within the norm at all. I had recently returned back to work from having my daughter when finding out I was pregnant again, and excitedly we shared the news that we would […]

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Brendan’s Story

I’m Lynda, a mother of two sons aged 20 and 17. My first son, Brendan was born with bilateral talipes (it was not detected in prenatal scans). There is a hereditary link with a distant relative. We were naturally quite upset and concerned, but seeing his beautiful turned in feet, an instinct to do whatever […]

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Caleb’s Story

I have always liked the idea of Thanksgiving – a day to be with your loved ones and give thanks for the blessings of another year. We recently had a day of thanksgiving when our Caleb celebrated his first birthday. This is usually a very significant day for parents. You have made it through the […]

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Tamirialesh’s Story

In the remote Ethiopian city of Lalibela, 900 kilometres away from Addis Ababa, Tamirialesh was filled with excitement as the due date for her firstborn children approached. The twins she carried were important to her not just for the joy they brought but also for what they meant to her marriage. Tamirialesh’s husband had abandoned […]

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Moza’s Story

When she went into labour in November, 2008, in a refugee camp 1500 kilometres away from her home, Fraser Kibungu never expected that her child would have a deformity. Fraser had recently fled with her husband, Alan, and a 2½ year old child from the violence that ravaged the eastern Congo late in 2008. Already […]

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Sue-Ann & Jack’s Story

Our story began 38 years ago when my Mum and Dad had me, their second child…When I was born, Mum noticed something wrong with my foot and when she asked, the Nurse said “Your baby has a club foot”, see your GP about it when you get out of hospital. That was her introduction. No […]

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Jed’s Story

For those of you who are reading this, I am guessing that you have just found out your baby has Clubfeet. You are madly searching the internet for some answers, stories, pictures, anything to make you understand and learn what life will be like for you and baby. For me and my husband, life with […]

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Brady’s Story

Brady was our 7th pregnancy and 2nd live birth. At 18 weeks into the pregnancy my partner (Mark) and I went for a scan and as the sonographer scanned his legs I was sure they looked odd. Then, (just like in the movies) he left the room to go and check something. I remember saying […]

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Ava’s Story

Ava was born on March 6th, 2006 with bilateral clubfoot. We had found out at our 20 week scan that she had it – in fact I actually said to the ultrasound technician that the baby’s feet looked a bit odd. It was then that she told me that it did in fact look like […]

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