Ms. Sumi is smiling widely because her son Tasin has almost completed his full clubfoot treatment. It has been almost four and a half years since little boy Tasin was born with both feet turned inwards – a congenital condition called clubfoot. When Tasin was born, her mother Sumi was stigmatized by her relatives for causing clubfoot – a widespread misconception that clubfoot was a punishment from God for a mother’s deeds. His father was in shock too.
Ms. Sumi’s maternal aunt worked in a hospital in Gazipur. She knew about the clubfoot and it’s treatment procedure. Therefore, she referred Sumi to take Tasin to the Walk For Life clubfoot clinic in Gazipur without any delay.
Tasin was first diagnosed when he was only 40 days old and since then has worn 9 plaster casts, received a tenotomy (a small incision in his Achilles tendon to lengthen it as the clubfoot is re-positioned properly) and worn eight braces, sometimes for 23 hours a day.
Few months back an Australian volunteer of Walk for Life (Bangladesh & Myanmar) Dr. Paul Wade (Podiatic Surgeon, Austalia) visited Clubfoot clinic at Gazipur. During his visit he observed and evaluated the result of enrolled clubfoot children including Tasin. He was satisfied with the outcomes of Tasin and other children.
Tasin, at present a four and half years old child who is enjoying all the happiness of childhood. He lives with his parents in a village of Gazipur named Kapasia. At the age of 40 days, Tasin’s father brought him to Walk for Life (WFL) clinic. Since then the family dedicatedly continued the journey with WFL.
Walk for Life started its journey at Gazipur in 15 April, 2010 and since then providing clubfoot treatment successfully. Please see our clinic list for the address.