Disability Justice attended this year’s World Clubfoot Day on June 2nd in the Atrium of Nemours DuPont Hospital for Children. World Clubfoot Day was open to all of the Clubfoot families at the hospital.
The day featured multiple exciting activities for the children. There was a DJ, photo booth, face painter, arts and crafts station, raffle baskets, exercise station, a professional doll maker, a guest speaker who graduated from Clubfoot, and more. Disability Justice invited artist Emily Byrne to create caricature drawings for the children in the Clubfoot program.
Clubfoot is a rare birth defect that causes one or both of an infant’s feet to turn inward, sideways or upward. It affects less than 200,000 infants per year. Although the cause of clubfoot is unknown, most children are able to get their clubfoot completely corrected without major surgery or pain. Instead, doctors use physical therapy to safely stretch the child’s foot back into a forward-facing position over time.
To learn more about caricature artist Emily Byrne, click here