During Spring Share 2019, Way Truth Life Radio partnered with CURE International. The focus was to heal infants of clubfoot in developing countries around the world. Because of our "Healing Partners", we will be healing 12 children throughout the year! Each child will be treated by Hope Walks (in collaboration with CURE International).
Thank you for being a "Healing Partner" of Way Truth Life Radio and helping to cure a child of clubfoot! The sixth child you have helped to heal is Anabel.
Anabel is from Honduras.
Imagine having to choose between eating and having enough money to transport your child to life-altering treatment. Anabel was born into a very poor family in Honduras with bilateral clubfoot and Down syndrome. Her family’s ethnicity is Lenca, an indigenous people. In order to afford transportation to the clinic many hours away, Anabel’s family would often go without eating.
Her mother Silvia takes care of Anabel and her nine siblings while her husband spends long, hard days working in the milpa (corn) fields and growing coffee. Anabel was born at home but eventually was taken to a hospital in the capital city of Tegucigalpa, which is where the family was told about her conditions, and clubfoot treatment began. However, getting to the city was not easy or inexpensive for this poor family. Through continued conversations with the family, the staff realized that a newer Hope Walks partner clinic in Santa Barbara was only an hour away from the family’s home. Even though the road is much rougher than the highway to the capital, the shorter time has been a blessing for the family.
"It is great to hear that we can travel to a close clinic,” Silvia said. “We will be missing the doctor here because he has been very good, but it is good we can be close to home."
Today, Anabel is finishing her last casts and will soon be in the maintenance phase of treatment and wearing braces. While her struggles with clubfoot are almost over, Anabel and her family still have many challenges ahead with her Down syndrome but will continue to get medical help for that condition.
Clubfoot Care for Honduras
● 249 children born with clubfoot
● 7 Hope Walks partner clinics across the country
○ 120 children enrolled
○ 72 children successfully treated