Hamoudi’s family left their area in Syria for the weekend to visit family members in Lebanon. When they went back, their area was under siege, and everything was barricaded. They had no way to get back in, and still to this day don’t know if their house is standing.
“We didn’t notice that Hamoudi’s feet were different until it was too late.”
Hamoudi was born in Lebanon with clubfoot. His family immediately sought out treatment, and used all their savings to provide him it. But after six months of treatment, they saw no progress. That is when they went to Handicap International, who informed the family about INARA’s orthopedic program.
Hamoudi, who is now two years of age, was given four casting sessions. After that, Dr Abdel Majid Sheikh Taha at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) recommended that the young boy would need surgery to cut one of the tendons in his foot. The operation was a success and Hamoudi will now wear orthopedic shoes for a further two years.
Hamoudi’s mother told us that the treatment has had a positive impact on their lives. “He’s able to walk again and he’s not suffering from any pain. We are so happy.”