We’ve Been Flattening the Clubfoot Curve Since 2010

November 25, 2020
Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld
Co-Founder & CEO

Before MiracleFeet existed, no organization solely worked to end the long-overlooked problem of untreated clubfoot, one of the world’s most common and treatable birth defects. Today, we ensure treatment for more children born with the condition than any other.

Every week, through MiracleFeet’s support, at least 100 children begin care, receiving their first casts as newly enrolled patients at hundreds of clinics in dozens of countries. Their parents leave with hope, with assurance their child will walk, run, and go to school, all because a highly-effective treatment is available – and free. At least 1,200 more patients this week (and every) will receive follow-up care to ensure their long-term progress. 

MiracleFeet is on the frontlines of advocating for critical health services for those most at risk of being left behind. 

COVID-19 highlighted the stark inequities children with disabilities face while exacerbating their major barriers to essential health care. It revealed serious gaps in how health systems work for the most vulnerable populations. Fortunately, COVID did not stop our work, and the clinics we support are well on their way to reaching the 12,000 patients whose treatment was delayed during shutdowns.

MiracleFeet’s network of care spans the globe: over 650 locally trained physiotherapists, casting technicians, orthopedic residents, nurses, social workers, and others provide or coordinate treatment in 29 countries. Our work continues because of them. Together, in 2020, we made major contributions to the growth, innovation, and quality of clubfoot treatment worldwide:

Nothing we do would be possible without the generosity of our donors, the ingenuity of our partners and staff, and most of all without the daily dedication of health workers who are transforming lives one referral, phone call, and cast at a time.

Together, we are making an incredible difference in so many lives. Thank you for believing in our work.

Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld
Co-Founder & CEO

In co-founding MiracleFeet, Chesca saw the opportunity to bring the low-cost, non-surgical solution for a leading cause of physical disability to a global scale. Her…

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Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld

Co-Founder & CEO

In co-founding MiracleFeet, Chesca saw the opportunity to bring the low-cost, non-surgical solution for a leading cause of physical disability to a global scale. Her background in investment capital, consulting, humanitarian aid, technology start-ups, and academia helped propel her into a successful social entrepreneur.

She first became interested in clubfoot while working at The University of Iowa. Drawn to the opportunity to have an impact on children’s lives in some of the countries where she had grown up, she joined a small group of parents and surgeons interested in creating an organization to address the long-overlooked issue of untreated clubfoot.

Originally from England, Chesca grew up in Africa and Asia before becoming a Morehead Cain scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and later earning an MBA from Stanford University.

"I've watched MiracleFeet transform lives

…and it’s thrilling.”

Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

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