One of the most frequent questions asked by a parent of a clubfoot child is, ‘After treatment, will my child be able to walk like normal children?’ Our counsellors used to simply tell them to trust in the process and see improvement in every visit. Off course by the time we complete the correction phase and the child enters the maintenance phase of the treatment, we all can witness the healing and change it has brought upon the child and the entire family. CIIT has been treating children born with clubfoot in India for ten amazing years. We have literally seen children born with this horrible deformity walk beautifully when they visit us for their treatment follow-ups.
However, this time we shall be able to put an end to this question and show everyone that children who are born with clubfoot if treated properly, not only walk like normal children but are also blessed with true sportsmanship. Delhi Cup soccer League organized a soccer match in Delhi at DDA Sports complex Vasant Kunj, for the children who have been treated for clubfoot. On a cool Sunday morning of February 24th, 25 children lined up in the football ground to play and it was like no other day. The enthusiasm on the field could be felt everywhere. All these children have received treatment at various government hospitals in Delhi like Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Kalawati Saran Children Hospital, Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital, LNJP, AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital and St. Stephen’s Hospital.
Delhi Cup Soccer League is a youth football league to encourage good sportsmanship and fair play through the promotion and support of football for the young. The objective of the league is the development and popularization of youth football in India. It is a platform for children from underprivileged backgrounds to come forward and through play and interaction, learn about health and educational issues and take forward their passion to play. Emphasis is on learning, playing, and enjoying the sport while instilling high moral standards. First time ever an event like this was organized for the encouragement and upliftment of the children born with this common deformity. For a long time, it has remained a taboo and parents try to keep the child’s condition in the shadows. In some cases, they would not even seek treatment and have to be counselled thoroughly. Through this event, we wish to inform everyone that a child born with clubfoot can be treated completely and live, play, work like any other normal person. You can also support us in our journey of treating clubfoot by visiting us at www.clubfootindia.in