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JULIUS...A LOVE STORY.

In 2003, sweet Julius Thukral was born with bilateral clubfeet. He was blessed with the good fortune to be born at Regions Hospital. Regions is home of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Soon after birth, Julius' family had the even better fortune of realizing that the World's Best Clubfoot Doctor, Dr. Ponseti, was right here in the Midwest. The Thukral family made their way to Iowa City to continue Julius' care under Dr. Ponseti and Dr. Morcuende, founders of Clubfoot Solutions and the Ponseti International Association.  

Children are born and lives are changed forever. Medical crisis amplifies this change. The support that the Thukral family received while going through Julius' medical journey and the overwhelming sense of charitable giving that took over was life-altering. The inspirational story of one little boy and the genius of Clubfoot Solutions and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals spawned the Miracle Treats for Miracle Feet Triathlon which was established in 2011 by the Thukral family.  

 

In January 2014 a committed group of volunteers combined and mustered the courage to form their own non-profit organization. After months of hard work, our Board of Directors proudly formed Kids for a Cause, Inc.
 

Newborn Julius before intervention.
After light casting treatment.
Relapse at 4 years old. Non-surgical, expensive Mitchell brace correction.
Relapse at 8 years old due to scar tissue & the complexity of his clubfoot condition. Received surgery and care from Dr. M in IA.
Recovering for 6 weeks in a wheelchair.
Determined to walk into 3rd grade, Julius worked hard at therapy. He swam...
he biked...
and not only did he walk into 3rd grade, a Triathlon was born!
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Newborn Julius before intervention.