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miraclefeet is dedicated to providing proper treatment for children born with clubfoot in developing countries. miraclefeet partners with local orthopedic surgeons working in public hospitals to establish and support clubfoot clinics within the existing public health system. miraclefeet believes this is the most effective, efficient and sustainable approach to prevent the significant disability caused by untreated clubfoot around the world. miraclefeet can fully treat a child with clubfoot in a developing country for about $250 per child, transforming his or her life forever.
miraclefeet now partners with more than 100 clubfoot clinics in 12 countries to treat more than 13,000 children.
The Ponseti Method can treat infants through 12-year-olds born with clubfoot.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
We currently have over 13,000 children in treatment in 12 countries.
Geographic areas served:
We currently have clinics in Nicaragua, Brazil, Ecuador, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, India, the Philippines and Nepal
miraclefeet measures long term success in terms of how many sustainable clubfoot clinics it helps to create, which will in turn eradicate the unnecessary and permanent disability caused by untreated clubfoot. miraclefeet chooses exemplary partners in the field, local clubfoot champions, to build and implement clubfoot treatment programs. miraclefeet partners have years of experience in the Ponseti Method and are knowledgeable of their country’s public health system, culture, patient demographics, and how best a clubfoot program will work within their communities. miraclefeet’s partnerships ensure long-term success by creating change at the clinic/hospital level, the results and cost-effectiveness of which are used to drive policy change at the national level. The long-term goal of miraclefeet is to eradicate disability caused by neglected clubfoot by creating locally-led, sustainable clubfoot clinics.
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Supporting Miraclefeet is such a concrete way to help a child in need. I'm still astounded at what a relatively small dollar amount is required for this life-changing treatment. Really hard to equal or surpass this organization in terms of the lasting "bang for the buck" brought about by any donation!
We invited Miraclefeet to our 2014 Giving Party and were amazed at the work they're doing internationally. It's incredible how this simple piece of medical technology is literally changing and saving lives around the globe. They make it possible for children to not only walk, but to run, to work and to live full lives.
In 2014, I became aware of miraclefeet and became a donor. This summer I joined the miraclefeet team as the Director of Marketing, my first foray into working on the staff of a non-profit. Wow! My first week here I participated in an offsite, full staff retreat and was on-boarded with a new Program Manager. We met with each member of our team, that graciously and enthusiastically gave of their time and expertise to get us up to speed quickly. The miraclefeet team is a tireless group of smart people approaching the treatment of clubfoot in low resource communities like any for-profit, entrepreneurial start up there is.
Now that I am up and running, the way miraclefeet works within each country, clinic, and even individual care providers where needed, is nothing short of incredible. Our Program Team work collaboratively to support different needs, cultures and clinics in the way that best suits each of their needs to provide care and treatment for children born with clubfoot. Since clubfoot is not treated quickly, care providers establish a relationship with their patients, likewise, our team creates and supports care providers so they can support their patients.
miraclefeet worked with partners to design and produce an award-winning, inexpensive-to-produce brace so that each child can be completely treated for $250.
Our Executive Director has vision and has grown miraclefeet from her kitchen table and a staff of one to a team of 12 dedicated professionals working to support treatment of 12, 000 kids in 14 countries. Our Director of Philanthropy is working on innovative fundraising strategies in the US and also internationally, so that clinics can become more locally self sustaining, with an in-country donor base.
It's amazing. It's all good. It is a terrific organization doing incredible, successful work.
Our daughter, Brooklynn, was born with clubfoot. When she turned 1 year old we held a birthday party for her and asked guests to donate to miraclefeet instead of bringing birthday presents. We have been fortunate to receive exceptional care for Brooklynn's clubfoot, and this allowed us the opportunity to help those in need, with a cause that is meaningful to our family. Our miraclefeet fundraiser was a very proud moment for Brooklynn and our entire family. We will continue to support miraclefeet and the enormous impact they have on many lives. Thank you miracelfeet.
I was first introduced to miraclefeet when I was on a service trip in Peru and we met a girl who suffered from clubfoot. I interned with miraclefeet helping organize fundraisers and soccer clinics to raise money and awareness for the organization. miraclefeet is a small organization having huge impact worldwide in its mission to eliminate clubfoot in low resource countries. miraclefeet is so efficient it can change a child's life forever for only $250. Clubfoot is a common birth defect, affecting one of every 750 children born worldwide. Clubfoot is routinely treated at birth in the US which is why many people have never heard of it. miraclefeet spreads awareness of this birth defect not only internationally, but also through close relationships with local high school students.
A few weeks ago, I started an internship at miraclefeet for the summer. I had known about miraclefeet and its mission for a few years, but I didn't realize how impactful this nonprofit was until I came into the office. The work that miraclefeet has done has given over 10,000 children in developing countries the opportunity to walk, run, and play sports.
From what I have seen, everyone at the office works cohesively to attain the goal of helping children in need. All of the people who work here have been extremely helpful and welcoming.
I am very grateful for gaining the experience of working in a non profit, and miraclefeet has been the perfect place to do this!
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I interned at miraclefeet this past summer and it was definitely a memorable experience. I worked specifically to help identify potential grant opportunities. I was honored to be able to work on such a central aspect to the organization, as funding is what allows it to grow. Gaining administrative experience in such a warm and welcoming environment has definitely had a positive impact on me and I now understand in greater detail what miraclefeet is about.
All of the people who work here are kind and passionate about what they do. It is clear that miraclefeet is working hard to improve access to club foot treatment around the world in developing countries for the low cost of $250. Since I started interning here, I have seen people committed to this goal and making sure that their jobs are done well in order to accomplish it. People here do not settle, they set high standards and are always looking for ways to make things more affordable or more accessible for the populations that miraclefeet serves.
miraclefeet's success is due in part to the fact that it is well organized and run extremely efficiently. I am really excited for the future because I know that as long as miraclefeet is around, untreated clubfoot doesn't stand a chance.
I was drawn to work with this organization after a brief conversation with Chesca, the Executive Director, and Kristine, the Director of Philanthropy. Their enthusiasm for every part of miraclefeet's current operations and future were inspiring. This is a nonprofit that is giving a child a chance to walk and live a more normal life for only $250. What amazes me is that Chesca and her team have not even settled with that number - they are continuously trying to find new ways to create a more low-cost and accessible solution.
Over the past few months I have worked with the miraclefeet staff on their small donor strategy. Getting to interview the staff members for this project has shown me how passionate each and every person is about what they do. They are all bursting with new ideas that they adopt as soon as they have the bandwidth for it. If any organization is going to eradicate untreated clubfoot at some point, this is the one.
This past summer I have been an intern for miraclefeet and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience to work for a nonprofit as great as this one. My summer goal has been to create a volunteer/ engagement toolkit for miraclefeet to implement in the future to make the process of hosting an event smoother for both miraclefeet and the volunteer. Despite working closely with the development team throughout my nine weeks here, the entire office works in such a cohesive and unified manner that I was able to see all sides of the work that miraclefeet does.
Being in the office each day, I can easily say that miraclefeet lives out its mission of increasing access to proper treatment for children born with clubfoot in developing countries in the most sustainable way. The entire staff is extremely devoted to the cause and very engaged with their volunteers.
With great determination and strong leadership, miraclefeet is helping thousands of children have a second chance at a normal life by curing their clubfoot. Rapidly becoming a global force in the fight against untreated clubfoot, miraclefeet with continue to have a profound impact on the lives of children born with this disability for years to come.
My son was born with clubfoot. So this charity is near and dear to my heart! We love miraclefeet because they help children walk correctly all over the world!! Clubfoot really is a debilitating deformity if left untreated. My family is so lucky to be able to receive the best treatment here in America and we love that miraclefeet brings that care to less fortunate countries!!