Hi there, I’m Hailey and 13 years old. Most of my life, my Clubfoot has just been there, but it never bothered me because I was a kid. But going into Highschool, people start picking out things about you in order to make fun of you, and it’s always my Clubfoot that is targeted. I don’t know what to do,
It’s hard to to make someone understand about the condition. I find myself feeling very self conscious when wearing shorts and skirts and I have to in the heat of Australia, I hate going swimming with anyone other than my family members. I have a bunch of scars on my left leg from multiple surgeries and it terrifies me when someone asks about them, because not only they think I’m weird, but they’re looking at my foot and going, ‘What’s wrong with her?’ Most people joke that I am a cripple or a circus freak, which is quite harsh if I’m being honest. I just hope that if anyone else who is going through the same thing as me, reads this, and then they come to realise that they are not alone, clubbies should stick together forever.