While On His Path wants to ensure that all children have access to the Ponseti treatment method of clubfoot, we are first and foremost concerned with the eternal life of those that are touched by clubfoot.
There is limited information on clubfoot in developing countries, therefore, in developing countries clubfoot is considered a curse. When a child is born with clubfoot, we have personally heard of stories where parents will hide their children away when they see they are born with clubfoot. This particularly happens in the country side of the developing countries. The parents will go back to the country side, after having their child in the city, ashamed, hopeless, never to return to receive treatment.
Our desire is to educate the parents, and remote villages about clubfoot. We want to help them eliminate stigma surrounding a child with clubfoot. We have a desire to share the news that clubfoot is COMMON in ALL countries and TREATABLE. We want to turn the perspective of clubfoot being a curse to a blessing. We do this by sharing God’s word with them and living out John 9; using a disability from birth to see God’s goodness and power.
In John 9:1-3 Jesus explains why the man is born blind:
Providing the free gift of shoes as a reflection of the free gift of salvation.
We provide parent counselors to pray with the family them, share the good news of Salvation through Jesus Christ, educate them on clubfoot, and to follow up with the family to encourage compliance to treatment in order to reduce risk of relapse.
We are providing a personalized letter or gospel tract to share our story and God’s plan of redemption.
We ensure quality and effective medical treatments to individuals that are disregarded in their own communities. These treatments are over 95% effective when followed through with Ponseti method.