Having lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for seven years, I thought I knew our philanthropic landscape fairly well. But then I learned about MiracleFeet! This small but mighty organization is on a global mission to end clubfoot. By partnering with local health centers and organizations around the world, they have given more than 50,000 children the most vital gift of all: movement. I am proud to support their heroic work.
I have been involved with Miracle Feet for past couple of years. It was always shown an unswerving focus on the children whose lives it is transforming. It is also dedicated to operating in a way that is sustainable within the countries where is works, working in partnership and cooperation with local provision. I feel 100% confident that Miracle Feet is working in the most effective way to bring the most benefit to those it is seeking to help.
Focussed, professional and effective. The CEO uses the board well - she outlines business challenges to us, allocates projects to us according to our respective skills. We then come back to her with a view and tasks done. She and the exec team then take over and implement projects. Governance of Miraclefeet proportionate and complies to UK Charity Commission requirements.
An amazing charity which gets incredible results. Very well run, communicates very well with colunteers, donors and recipients.
The work MiracleFeet is doing around the world creates impact and changes the lives of thousands of people, but many nonprofits can say that. What really sets MiracleFeet apart is their professional approach to management, supporting global growth and effective utilization of funds. They work in places noone else does and are growing into new geographies.
MiracleFeet is a wonderful nonprofit making a tangible positive impact on the children and families it serves. It spreads that impact to the whole community by training physicians and enabling families to educate their neighbors. I am honored to have worked with MiracleFeet.
This is a well organized and strategically oriented organization by any standard, and especially those of a non-profit. Their mission makes multi-generational differences, and their approach to doing so in a sustainable way is world class.
MiracleFeet has a passionate team committed to doing good. Their model is unique and truly impressive, and I am a fan.
As a pediatric physical therapist and sister of a person born with club feet, I can truly say that MiracleFeet provides life-changing interventions for the children they serve. I have personally seen children overseas who haven't received treatment for this condition - something we take for granted in our country. What an incredible gift MiracleFeet provides!
As a pediatric physical therapist in the United States, I often take for granted the resources we have available to us -- even though my own sister was born with bilateral clubfoot. After visiting a third world country, I was struck by the amount of kids affected by treatable birth deformities. MiracleFeet is changing the lives of thousands of these children with their treatment interventions. I am personally and professionally proud to support this organization!
I have volunteered with MiracleFeet for the last 6 months as a business intern. The nonprofit’s leadership is fantastic and their passion for solving clubfoot is admirable. Stellar place!
I worked on a project with MiracleFeet through Stanford's Design for Extreme Affordability course. We were enlisted to help the organization increase patient retention of their life-changing services. Over the 6 month period that we worked with MiracleFeet I was blown away by the dedication, responsiveness, and intimate local knowledge that the organization had. They either people on the ground, or very strong local partnerships which increase the efficacy of their services. Would highly recommend working with and donating to this organization.
Since I've been working with MiracleFeet, I've learned about the work they are doing to eradicate ClubFoot. During Innovations in Healthcare Annual Forum, Chesca CEO at MiracleFeet gave one of the most heartfelt and emotional presentations that shined a light on the issues people with clubfoot face. MiracleFeet is one of those organizations that just gets it!
Here at Innovations in Healthcare, we're delighted to support MiracleFeet and it's amazing work to enable children to live healthy, active, happy lives. We have enjoyed following the impact that clubfoot treatment has on children, families and communities. We look forward to continuing to share the journey and enabling access to treatment and education.
Such excellent work!
MiracleFeet is one the most thoughtful non-profits I have ever had the opportunity to partner with. They approach each population and their unique challenges with deep understanding of the cultural context to ensure they proposing an appropriate solution thus ensuring high impact on the burden of clubfoot.
MIracle Feet does a miraculous job, improving the lives of of so many children suffering from club foot. Their relatively simple and inexpensive procedure has made such a difference for these kids, allowing them to lead normal lives instead of the isolation they faced before treatment. Good job!
I have volunteered for Miraclefeet organization with two of my friends. The three of us are from Israel and we traveled to India as Miraclefeet volunteers. In India we took documentary footage of club feet patients miraclefeet treats, as well as footage of doctors and government officials who miraclefeet works with and trains. In our expedition we have learned through the many interviews what an important job miraclefeet is doing in India. Miraclefeet has a key role in treating and repairing clubfeet deformities in India and the rest of the world. In India 75,000 children are born with clubfeet and if they aren’t treated they become handicapped. This is a sad reality, but with the help of Miraclefeet India, which provides free of cost treatment we can change this reality. I wish every child who suffers from clubfeet in the world will know about this wonderful organization and will receive treatment from it.
I had the pleasure of working with Miraclefeet through Stanford University's Design for Extreme Affordability Course. Not only do they do amazing work, their staff is also kind and thoughtful! They fully supported us in our project and hosted us as we visited their sites in Madagasacar. There, we met many of the families Miraclefeet has provided clubfoot care to and saw firsthand the impact of their work. I would cherish the opportunity to work with Miraclefeet again.
I've been a MiracleFeet supporter and donor since 2017 and am thrilled that such an organization exists to help children around the world have a chance at a good life! With the treatment afforded through MiracleFeet kids will be able to walk and run and thus are given the opportunity to live better. It makes me very happy to know that my small contribution goes to this great cause of helping children, especially because I too was born with club foot. May God bless all the children suffering with club foot! There is a cure! Thank you MiracleFeet for all the good you do, God bless you!
MiracleFeet aim to help children born with clubfeet to walk, and this requires working in complex environments and throughout the health system in many countries with resource constrained medical care.
I have worked with the MiracleFeet team as an independent evaluator, a mentor to clubfoot trainers and in the development of innovative processes and tools to support health workers who treat children with clubfoot. MiracleFeet demonstrates vision and accountability through seeking to close the gap between the ideal and the real by looking for systemic challenges in our health systems that, if overcome, would put us in a better position to end clubfoot disability, and enable all children born with clubfoot to run free.
Working with MiracleFeet over the past year, I was amazed by the dedication, thoughtfulness, and care of their staff. The projects I worked on were thoroughly researched and thought out, well-executed, and they were constantly evaluating their progress in order to improve. The mission, vision, and values of the organization are top-notch and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from MiracleFeet
I had a wonderful experience as a graduate student volunteer with MiracleFeet during the past year. Their team is comprised of knowledgeable, driven, and passionate staff who work collaboratively to achieve goals. As a volunteer, I felt encouraged by others and was able to contribute in ways that met both personal learning objectives as well as needs of the organization.
Thanks for the opportunity!
I volunteered as a student consultant to work with MiracleFeet through my MBA program at Duke University. As part of the project, my team got to travel to Nicaragua and witness the impactful work of the local doctors, clinic assistants and MiracleFeet staff on the ground. In performing our work, it was extremely easy to work and communicate with the MiracleFeet team. I especially appreciated that they wanted to prioritize our personal learning in addition to completing the project. If you are looking for a nonprofit to support in the medical device space, I highly recommend MiracleFeet.
Currently, I am an MBA student at Duke University. A team of students, including me, consulted for MiracleFeet and assisted with solving an operational challenge. Hands-down, this was one of the best MBA experiences.
MiracleFeet has a significant mission and it was evident that the staff was passionate about giving children the gift of walking again. Their passion was contagious as our team became set on fire to also make a difference for the children in need of a brace.
Working with the team at MiracleFeet was exceptional. The team was knowledgeable, friendly, and on top of it.
We are grateful to have had the experience of working with MiraclFeet and hope that we were a little piece in the puzzle to giving children the gift of walking again.
I worked with MiracleFeet through Duke University on a project for my MBA. This organization does amazing work and I was lucky enough to work on a project that could provide an immediate impact for them.
The team we worked with very helpful and you can tell they have a passion for what they do. I cannot recommend MiracleFeet enough.
The first time I heard what Miracle Feet is doing in our world, I knew that my husband and I needed to come along side of them and help in the one way we could.
We decided to give on a monthly basis and are so pleased with the results. Can you imagine impacting a person's life in such a way that the future has limitless potential?
Thank you, Miracle Feet, for all that you do to make a difference, one foot at a time!
Miraclefeet is our new and favorite non profit. It has personal meaning to my husband and I. His daughter was born with club feet and has overcome so many challenges to lead a beautiful full life. We thank God that she was born in the USA. This made it easier to get the help she needed. Children in other countries are not as fortunate. This is why we decided to become a regular donor. We know that this money will help to change lives. We could not be happier with our choice of non profit. Go, Miraclefeet!
Miraclefeet is a wonderful organization. Our son was born with clubfoot and we wanted to donate his shoes and braces, and we found that through Miraclefeet. Every year our son has a fundraiser on his birthday to donate to Miraclefeet to help kids like him get the same chance he has to walk, run, and play.
Miraclefeet is an amazing non profit. My 10 year old was born with clubfeet and runs a double header basketball fundraiser game every year to support Miraclefeet because he believes that everyone born with clubfeet deserves to receive treatment and the gift of walking, just like him!
As a clubbie I have an unfair insight into clubfoot and its effects ;) What a privilege to be able to support the team at Miraclefeet to do what they do across so many countries; giving children back mobility for life! This treatment is indeed transformational and offers so much to individuals, households and their communities. I intend to continue my active support of Miraclefeet and encourage others to do so as well.
We're delighted to support MiracleFeet and it's amazing work to enable children to live healthy, active, happy lives. We have enjoyed following the impact that clubfoot treatment has on children, families and communities. We look forward to continuing to share the journey and enabling access to treatment and education.
Such excellent work!
Since learning about MiracleFeet at a local race a few years ago, I was immediately impressed by their mission and staff. They have an incredibly dedicated team that I've volunteered with over the years and I can't say enough about how much amazing work they do throughout the year. They have consistently been one of my favorite organizations to root for and support each year. It's an amazing organization that does even more incredible work. Keep up the great work, team!
MiracleFeet is an extraordinary organization that makes a sustainable difference they help kids and families affected by clubfoot in 24 countries.
MiracleFeet is an amazing non-profit organization! My family hosts an annual fundraiser every year in honor of our two bilateral clubfoot boys. We chose to donate to MiracleFeet last year because of their commitment to helping families around the world receive proper treatment. We look forward to working with MiracleFeet in the years to come.
MiracleFeet has always focused on making the biggest positive impact in the communities it serves. I am excited to see how MiracleFeet continues to grow in the coming years.
I was on a student consulting project with MiracleFeet and went to the Phillippines to see their operations. They really bring impacts to the local community and support families and children with clubfoot.
MiracleFeet is an outstanding organization that partnered with our consulting practicum course at Duke to improve inventory management practices. We traveled to the Philippines and witnessed the care and passion of MiracleFeet employees firsthand at partner clinics in Manila.
Miraclefeet is an incredible nonprofit, we worked with them for a few months and got to see the impact they have first hand. It's great to see an organization that is so passionate and effective when it comes to their mission.
I did a student consulting project with MiracleFeet, and it was so rewarding to meet the children that MiracleFeet helps in the Philippines!
This is a charity everyone needs to get behind. They are making a real difference in eliminating untreated club foot. They are finding new ways to become involved in more countries and to make the treatment more economical in low income countries. They have my full support!
MiracleFeet is the reason why thousands of kids around the world can walk, run and play, abilities most take for granted. About 1 in 1000 kids will be born with this fairly easy to treat condition if you can get access to treatment. MiracleFeet has made their mission to help these kids by reaching out to those families who would be left to themselves otherwise. I was born with clubfoot myself and I can attest that a small gesture in the beginning of life makes all the difference later on.
An amazing organization helping people all over the world with this totally treatable birth defect. Thank you for doing what you do. I'm happy to support you in your effots!
MiracleFeet is an incredible example of a nonprofit that is making a tangible difference in the lives of those it serves. Effective clubfoot treatment has a lifelong effect on patients, their families, and their communities, and MiracleFeet's model of training in-country providers makes this effect broader and sustainable. Through interning with MiracleFeet I have seen that they are really preventing lifelong disability, and I couldn't be prouder of the work we do.
My son was born with clubfoot. For his first birthday we chose to raise money for other children with clubfoot. We chose miraclefeet as the charity because we love all they do to help around the world. I recommend using miraclefeet for sure. The whole experience was easy and seamless. We felt very happy that we were able to contribute to help another child with clubfoot.
MiracleFeet is a great nonprofit that does amazing work in areas of the world where clubfoot is usually left untreated. Their dedication to their mission and work unceasingly to eliminate clubfoot worldwide.
I've been very impressed with MiracleFeet as a nonprofit. My son was born with clubfoot and it's great to know there are folks out there like MiracleFeet helping kids walk.
MiracleFeet does amazing work for children with clubfoot. Our son has clubfoot and has excellent care but many do not, and that is where MiracleFeet comes in. Every interaction we have had with them has been wonderful/
MiracleFeet is one of the greatest organizations that exists. They go above and beyond helping children, who cannot walk, across the world. Giving the child the ability to walk and run, and experience life is one of the greatest gifts one can give to a child. As a physician, I can attest, that the medical care they provide for these children is goes above and beyond our gold standard of care. Being born with club feet is a debilitating issue for a child. However, this organization, is truly changing lives. I am happy to support this organization.
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!
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!!
I am a product designer who worked with Miraclefeet while I was getting my masters degree at Stanford. I took a d.school class called "Design for Extreme Affordability," and along with a team of three other students, took on the design challenge of making a low-cost, user-friendly brace for children at Miraclefeet clinics.
When Chesca came to pitch their design challenge to our class, I remember thinking that this was the partner organization that I HAD to work with... Chesca's incredible heart and tireless effort for this real need just spoke to me, and I was moved to want to contribute my design expertise to the problem.
Throughout the 2-quarter long collaboration with the d.school and our team, Chesca and Lauren were nothing less than inspiring, hardworking, and so generous with their time. It was a real honor to work with Miraclefeet, and to work alongside people who have dedicated so much to this cause. They were also supportive of our team when our user research led us toward designing an SMS text messaging system as a support mechanism for parents to help with treatment adherence. They have since pursued the seeds of that idea in partnership with Medic Mobile, which my team was thrilled to learn about!
I just returned from a trip to Nicaragua where I observed doctors from two separate clinics perform casting and bracing procedures on children with club foot. Without the help from Miraclefeet it is doubtful that most of these children would be getting this life changing procedure done. There are thousands of children benefitting from this wonderful organization in many different countries around the world.
As someone born with clubfoot, I had a great desire to raise money and awareness for the condition. I became connected with Miraclefeet simply by sending an email, and they have been tremendous at supporting and working with me over the past year. In that time, I have organized a speech at a college event, and shot a video for Miraclefeet about my experiences. In both occasions, the people at Miraclefeet (shout out in particular to Janeen) have been open to my ideas, have sent written and electronic materials for me to use, and have encouraged me every step of the way. It is obvious that they have great passion for the work, and truly care about creating a sustainable, global solution for untreated club foot.
I worked with miraclefeet last year on a digital fundraising toolkit. I tell people this is the little nonprofit that can and do. The work they do and the growth they have seen is incredible. The mission is not only sustainable but transforming the lives of thousands of children, who otherwise would be relegated to lowest rungs of society. How could you not want to help a child gain access to a treatment that makes such a huge impact?! The dedication and drive of all of the staff is an amazing testament to their need to make a difference in the world.
I collaborated earlier this year with Miraclefeet on a documentary film project on the global treatment of clubfoot called the Footnote Film Project. Miraclefeet generously facilitated a trip to for us in Nicaragua, so that we could investigate their role in the Nicaragua National Clubfoot Program. I was very impressed with their drive and passion for making sure children have access to proper care. I was able to see, on the ground, how they are using new and creative methods for ensuring the success of the program.
I've been working with miraclefeet for about six months on different projects, and have been able to look not only at what they do (amazing!!) but HOW they do it. The leadership attitude is one of determination and sincere urge to help, and this pervades the actions of everyone I've come in contact with.
miraclefeet really delivers what they promise: Helping disadvantaged children in under-developed countries avoid the bane of a crippled life as clubfeet sufferers. Club foot is a curable deformity, and miraclefeet is doing its part to make the cure available.
I had the privilege of working with the miraclefeet team this summer when I help create a program toolkit as part of my graduate work. My experience was beyond gratifying. Miraclefeet is one of those rare organizations that lives by its mission in every way. There is a dedication and power to the miraclefeet team that is palpable. Working with them, that energy and passion becomes infectious. The staff is genuinely, personally invested in making sure that every child get the clubfoot treatment they need to live a healthy, disability-free life. I cannot describe what an honor it was to be a small part of what is quickly becoming an unstoppable force in the prevention of untreated clubfoot around the globe.
Last summer I was fortunate enough to work closely with all of the miraclefeet staff during a six week internship. While working with miraclefeet to create advocacy and parent education materials, I was able to see the extent to which the organization is truly committed to curing clubfoot. From start to finish, I could not have been more impressed with the organization's ability and success in providing low-cost, non-surgical treatment for children who would otherwise have to live with clubfoot. Further, miraclefeet partners closely with local clubfoot doctors, parents and clubfoot champions to create sustainable solutions, and ensure access to care, regardless of their ability to pay. All members of the staff are extremely dedicated, hardworking, and engaged in every aspect in the organization.