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Marari from Nicaragua

Baby Marari was born in Teotecacinte in northern Nicaragua with bilateral clubfeet. She was referred to us by her father, David, who was treated by Healing the Children, Wisconsin many years ago for the same condition. We consulted with pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Children’s Hospital Wisconsin and they recommended that she be taken to the Mascota Children’s Hospital in Managua in southern Nicaragua. The nonprofit, Miraclefeet who specializes in treating clubfeet has a presence in Nicaragua and they thought Marari could be treated there.

She was accepted as a patient which was wonderful news! This meant that she would receive her treatment in Nicaragua but the hospital was a nine hour bus ride from her home. She needed to make a weekly journey for several months to receive the progressive leg castings, surgery and follow-up care. HTC-WI was delighted to step in to cover the cost of their weekly travel and lodging for Marari and her family during her 8 months of treatment.

Marari's treatment
Marari before, during and after treatment for club feet.

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