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Step Up For Mason

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BENEFITING: MIRACLEFEET

Bryana Petry

THE STORY:

Mason was born with Bilateral Club feet. When he was 8 days old he started treatment. The treatment he was able to get has forever changed his life. We are trying to raise money to help other kids across the globe get a much needed treatment. $250 covers the entire treatment for 1 child. $250 changes a child's life forever. 1 out of every 750 children born worldwide is born with clubfoot – about one child every three minutes. Over one million children live with untreated clubfoot. Clubfoot, the single most common congenital birth defect, causes one or both feet to turn inward and downward. Without proper treatment, clubfoot can lead to the inability or difficulty to walk, infection and chronic pain in the feet, making clubfoot one of the leading causes of permanent disability in the world. In many countries disability results in illiteracy, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, humiliation and very little opportunity to work, get married or live a decent life. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. With treatment children born with clubfoot can live normal lives, running, playing and becoming productive members of their communities. The majority of children born with clubfoot in the developing world have little access to treatment and minimal financial resources. Historically, clubfoot was treated with complicated orthopedic surgery. In addition to being expensive and difficult on children, surgery has very poor results. However, the Ponseti Method, a very effective, non-surgical treatment, now makes it possible to address the issue of clubfoot inexpensively on a global scale. The Ponseti Method involves a series of simple, properly applied plaster casts which are changed weekly. In 95% of cases, this results in full correction of the foot in 4-6 weeks. Following casting, a simple foot abduction brace is worn at night for four years to prevent relapse. Ideally, treatment starts within weeks of birth, but children as old as 16 have been successfully treated using the Ponseti Method. Even though the Ponseti Method is relatively easy to teach and requires minimal equipment and supplies making it ideal for the developing world, it is still not readily available in most of the world. The Ponseti Method is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and recognized by the World Health Organization and other professional medical associations. The miracle feet Model Our approach of partnering with leading, local healthcare providers and organizations in each country and working primarily in large public hospitals ensures that we reach low-income children in the most affordable way possible, while embedding capacity and expertise in the local public health infrastructure of the country. Our goal is long-term, localized sustainability of clubfoot programs. Our support increases the chance that clubfoot clinics will be embraced and, eventually, managed and fully funded by the local government. miracle feet works to ensure that high quality treatment is provided at participating clinics at no charge to patients. $250 is all it takes.

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To This Fundraiser

$440

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jo NZ

    $10

  • Ally

    $25

  • Grandma

    $250

  • Helen

    $25

  • Steve, Heather, Norah and Harvey j Lyon

    $50

  • Peyton McLeod

    $20

  • Poythress Family

    $20

  • Kathy (Klubben) Thorpe, Trevin, & Jeremy

    $20

  • Uncle Jeff & Auntie Tanya

    $20

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Donor Comments

Uncle Jeff & Auntie Tanya

Uncle Jeff & Auntie Tanya

DONATION: $20

Love you, Buddy!! 2 years ago

Kathy (Klubben) Thorpe, Trevin, & Jeremy

Kathy (Klubben) Thorpe, Trevin, & Jeremy

DONATION: $20

Happy 1st birthday, to a brave, strong boy! 2 years ago

Poythress Family

Poythress Family

DONATION: $20

Sorry we can't do more, love you bug! 2 years ago

Peyton McLeod

Peyton McLeod

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Steve, Heather, Norah and Harvey j Lyon

Steve, Heather, Norah and Harvey j Lyon

DONATION: $50

Mason is such a happy goofball to be around! Lots of love from all of us! 2 years ago

Helen

Helen

DONATION: $25

Happy birthday Mason! 2 years ago

Grandma

Grandma

DONATION: $250

Mason you are just a little guy but a very big inspiration. This is for another grand baby so they can have a better life also, thanks to you. Tons of love! 2 years ago

Ally

Ally

DONATION: $25

Good luck with the fundraiser. 2 years ago

Jo NZ

Jo NZ

DONATION: $10

Such an awesome idea guys...every little bit counts. Big Happy birthday to gorgeous Mason all the way from New Zealand...a year has flown by <3 xx 2 years ago