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A Clubfoot Journey: 14 years long!

(I am so excited to share this one with you, it is very rare we get a mother with a child this age. These stories are so valuable please enjoy - Elise ) My name is Kim Leheny. My son, Mateo Luis, is now 14 and was born with two severely clubbed and inverted feet. I have been looking for ways to share his story, to bring hope to parents who also have children born with the defect. We were never told he would be born like this, we had a 4yr old and 2 yr old with normal births. The moment he was born, I saw in my mother's eyes something wasn't right. His feet were black or dark...

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A Clubfoot & Hip Dysplasia Journey: Ellie Kate

  July 14, 2016 was one of the best days of my life!  This was the day I found out I was being blessed with another child after 18 months of trying. Fast forward to November. My husband and I were at my 20 week sonogram. I knew what to expect since this was my second child, or at least I thought I knew. This is the appointment when we found out our daughter might have clubfeet. We went to have a level 2 sonogram in Shreveport, LA; her clubfeet were confirmed, but several other concerns were ruled out. We met our precious daughter on March 15, 2017! Her clubfeet were the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. I loved...

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A Clubfoot Journey #9: Liam's Journey

 February 18, 2015 (18-week ultrasound)We could barely contain our excitement at our 18-week anatomy ultrasound, we would find out if our growing baby was a ‘he’ or a ‘she’!  My husband’s predictions were correct and my cravings of salt & vinegar potato chips, pickles, and cheese crackers solidified that our baby was in fact a boy.  He would be the first boy on my husband’s side of the family in 15 years - extremely high expectations for this little one.After the ultrasound we met with one of the doctors at the practice.  We called him Dr. Right because he always confirmed his statement with the question of “Right?”. He congratulated us on the gender reveal and continued to ask us...

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A Clubfoot Jouney#8: Alex's Story

This little guy has quite the story to tell...I had just turned 41 about a month before I found out I was pregnant. Lots of things filled my mind. How could I start again with another one. My youngest was 6 and finally didn't need me as much, my older one would be entering high school in the fall.  As time went on all I had were cramps and spotting I figured I was headed down the road to miscarriage.  I remember making the first appointment and asking if anything went wrong should I call them before my appointment.  Just go to the ER they told me.  I wasn't hopeful. Still spotting and cramping they asked me if I wanted...

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Clubfoot Journey#8: An older perspective by Lauren Madison

I was born with a Club Foot and my right foot and right leg was affected. At about 6 months old, the process began to correct my right foot. (I was so adorable with my little cast!) At the age of 4 or 5, I wore braces on my leg like Forest Gump. I can remember being teased throughout grade school, and even college! Lol. I walk with a slight limp, my right foot is 2 SHOE SIZES smaller than my left and my right leg is smaller/shorter than my left. High Heels have never quite been my cup of tea, but sometimes I get lucky!  As a yogi, most poses are difficult to execute. I sometimes get frustrated, but...

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