My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for miraclefeet, Carrboro, NC, USA
I first came across miraclefeet via a web search when I was looking for a worthy charity for my wedding guests to donate to in lieu of gifts. As someone who was born with clubfeet (both feet turned almost 180 degrees backwards), I was immediately impressed by their use of the low-cost ($250 USD), non-surgical Ponseti treatment. I myself was treated with a precursor of the Ponseti method 30+ years ago and went on to become a national level tennis player - a testament to the fact that non-surgical treatment, like that offered by miraclefeet, is highly effective on the use of clubfoot.
I was also very impressed with the transparency in miraclefeet’s operating costs and the judicious use of donor funds (77% of 2012 funding went to program expenses). I was further comforted after learning that miraclefeet has raised over $3 million USD from over 800 different donors to date, including major corporates like the Ronald McDonald Foundation, the Clarks Foundation and Rotary International, i.e., those who have done their due diligence before donating.
After a recent visit to a miraclefeet clinic at Wadia hospital in Mumbai, India, I stand behind this organization more proudly than ever. My wife and I met parents from all over India who had come to the clinic to give their children born with clubfoot a second chance at life. Miraclefeet is a truly well-run, efficient organization with a solid growth plan that has the ability to change lives.
I am extremely excited on working with the Miraclefeet team and our partners in creating the right awareness and treatment facilities for clubfeet
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