No. 149: If You Say The Word

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No. 149: If You Say The Word

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We're so thrilled about this one. Introducing MiracleFeet, an amazing charity we recently discovered that's on a mission to create universal access for treatment of clubfoot, one of leading causes of physical disability in the world. Founded in 2010 by parents of children born with clubfoot, they use a simple, low cost treatment to give kids the extraordinary gift of lifelong mobility, independence, and opportunity.

We are sending them US$5,000 to cover the cost of 250 braces, made of shoes that clip into a plastic bar. They're currently used at clinics in 19 of the countries where this charity works. These ones are going specifically to children in the Philippines. Thank you to all of you, our paying subscribers, for making this possible. That's 250 lives changed. Check out this video and then go look at the site, we promise it will give you all the feels.


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