#GivingTuesday, to Cure Clubfoot

Today is #GivingTuesday.  And this is a photo of my son, when he was only a few months old.  

My son was born with a clubfoot, which means that when he was born, his foot had formed in a position that when he put his foot down, the top of his foot actually touched the ground instead of the bottom.  For eight weeks of his newborn life he had a cast on his right leg to fix it from his hips to his toes, followed by four months of physical therapy at home which required doing exercises daily, once every four hours for 15 minutes at a time. I've written a detailed post about the first year of our journey with clubfoot for him here, written a year after our journey began.

#GIvingTuesday - help support Cure Clubfoot with Grace and Serendipity

At the bottom of this photo above, you see what we lovingly call his "boots".  Although our days of casts and daily therapy are complete, my son still wears his boots every time he sleeps, both at naptime and at bedtime. He will wear them until he is five, as long as his foot still continues to grow in the proper way. We definitely look forward to his fifth birthday, when he hopefully will be able to bound out of his bed on his own, and we'll get to hear the pitter patter of his feet on the floor before we take his boots off when he first wakes up.  But for now, this is what is needed and we are grateful every time we put his boots on, knowing that they are helping to correct his foot daily.

Although we were able to take him to the doctor and give him the treatment he needed in order to walk, run, jump, and play, there are a lot of children who do not have this option.  A lot of children can't receive these services, because of the cost involved and because services that are needed are limited in the areas where they live.

So today, I need your help.  From today, Tuesday 11/28 until Tuesday, 12/5, 10% of every purchase will go towards Cure, which is an organization that helps to provide the medical help needed to help to treat kids born with Clubfoot.

Giving Tuesday - Cure Clubfoot with Grace and Serendipity

Clubfoot is a congenital deformity that twists the foot, making it impossible to walk.   It can not be prevented, but treatment is available that can fix it.  More than 90% of children with clubfoot live in areas where treatment options are limited, but with our help, that can change.

A donation of $400 can completely change one child's life, as it can raise the funds needed for all costs for treatment of a newborn born with clubfoot, which means that by the time they learn to walk, their feet can be corrected.

Will you help me in giving to Cure Clubfoot? I certainly hope so. Visit the shop to purchase gifts for those you love, while giving to a charity that can change a child's life at the same time.

Happy #GivingTuesday. 


{photos by Southern Grace Photography and Anna Filly Photography}