A Mother’s Story: Katarine’s Instincts Pay Off

May 06, 2020

Immediately after her son Jean was born, Katharine knew she had to find treatment for him. Jean, now seven, had bilateral clubfoot. The only treatment option his doctors in Managua, Nicaragua presented to Katharine was an invasive surgical operation to reposition the tendons connecting her newborn son’s heel to his knee.

“I thought he was too small for such a painful operation,” said Katharine. “I told the doctors I had to think about it.” Instinct drove her to search for another option.

Read the full story: How parents’ pursuit of alternatives revolutionized clubfoot care