- As World Clubfoot Day is being celebrated, STEPS Charity launched a new fund with the objective of aiding front line staff and caregivers
- The objective is to purchase PPE for those working at the 36 state clubfoot clinics
- The foundation is the only South African non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting babies born with clubfoot
It is estimated that approximately 11 000 babies are born with clubfoot in South Africa every year.
However, with proper treatment, the condition is curable with very high success rates.
STEPS Charity is the only South African non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting babies born with clubfoot.
As World Clubfoot Day is celebrated on June 3, the charity is launching the Steps Uthutho Fund on BackaBuddy.
The fund aims to provide front line staff and caregivers with the necessary PPE.
The conundrum for many parents at the moment is that a minimum of 20 clinic visits are required to successfully treat the condition, but travelling expenses add up quickly.
The Steps Uthutho Fund aims to address the issue as well.
Dr. Ignacio Ponseti pioneered the groundbreaking and non-invasive treatment, the Ponseti Method, that is now the globally accepted treatment.
Letshego Zulu, biokineticist, mother and founder of PopUpGym, a successful health and fitness business, has come on board to assist in spreading the news about this exciting initiative.
Letshego said, "I have made a personal pledge to lend my voice to spread the word about Steps because many people are unaware of the struggles that children with clubfoot experience. It is an honour and privilege to be part of this initiative."
Karen Moss, founder and director of STEPS, lauded Letshego and expressed the organisation's gratitude for her arrival.
Karen said, "Letshego is a role model to many people. Having experienced personal tragedy losing her beloved husband during their summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for female hygiene products, her strength in using her grief so courageously to power her success, makes her the ideal partner for STEPS. We are delighted, and grateful to have the benefit of her skills to highlight this innovative project."
Support the Steps Uthutho Fund on BackaBuddy, by making a donation here.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Cindy Engelbrecht is living proof that a person determines his or her own limitations.
The 30-year-old Gauteng table tennis champion, who hails from Centurion, is on her way to take part in a major tournament in Cape Town.
Cindy suffers from Down Syndrome and also benefited from a crowdfunding campaign.
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