“Clubfoot Awareness Parv” is an initiative by Give Vacha Foundation to spread the true facts and treatment options of this birth defect in newborn child.
What is Clubfoot?
Clubfoot is a birth defect where one or both feet are rotated inward and downward. The affected foot and leg may be smaller in size compared to the other. Approximately 50% of cases of clubfoot affect both feet. Most of the time, it is not associated with other problems. Without treatment, the foot remains deformed, and people walk on the sides of their feet. This may lead to pain and difficulty walking.
Who is affected?
Clubfoot occurs in 1 to 4 of every 1,000 live births, making it one of the most common birth defects affecting the legs. About 80% of cases occur in developing countries where there is limited access to care. Clubfoot is more common in firstborn children and males. More than 50000 newborn babies are diagnosed with clubfoot every year. If not treated in timely manner, the defect is permanent.
What is Clubfoot Awareness Parv?
In this project, the NGO team of city coordinators and volunteers do awareness camps at various locations on frequent basis. Complete explanation of the disease and the treatment options are presented to the family of newborn kids. Team of expert doctors & trained staff are also part of the project team. Our counselling team keeps in touch with the parents through out the treatment period of 4 – 5 years. The NGO also supports the treatment cost for the needy patients. Our annual celebration is done on 3rd June on the World Clubfoot Day.
Success Story Of Parv Thacker – Project Ambassador
One of our young volunteer Parv Thacker (4 years) was born with clubfoot deformity. With proper and timely treatment he got complete cure. During his journey to fight the disease he also developed interest in music and acting under the guidance of his parents & became the Youngest Singer In Asia and the Youngest Actor In the World (World’s Youngest Actor) with more than 30 original songs to his credit. He is now the brand ambassador of our “Clubfoot Awareness Parv” project and helps in the awareness of the campaign through his arts. He also loves to meet other kids who are undergoing the treatment & spend quality time with them. The NGO’s brand ambassador Vacha Thacker also helps in the campaign. She has been the backbone during the 4 year treatment of Parv in this disease and now loves to help other kids.
Expert Advisor: Dr. Shashikant Thacker
Expert Pediatric Surgeon: Dr. Kamlesh Devmurari
Counselor: Dr. Prakruti Devmurari, Dr. Pooja Thacker
India Chapter Coordinator: Dr. Pooja Thacker, Dr. Krupesh Thacker
Global Project Designer: Dr. Krupesh Thacker
An Initiative by GIVE VACHA FOUNDATION
Sponsor: KRUP MUSIC
Hospital Partner: AARSH CHILDREN’S ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL
Branding Partner: ESY ID
Digital Media Partner: THE GLOBAL GUJARATI
Digital Music Partner: Hungama Music
Radio Partner: Big FM
Production Partner: KM Productions
Music Label Partner: Krup Music
Clubfoot Awareness Parv – India is a chapter of our Global Clubfoot Awareness Parv initiative. If you are from another country and want to be a part of this global initiative, contact us.