Jun 30, 2021 / Clubfoot & Foot Disorders

Share Your Story: Wide Open Future

Meet Larry, a patient who is treated by our experts in the Center for Excellence in Foot. Learn more about his journey below.

Blog written by Larry.

My name is Larry, and I was born with bilateral clubfeet. After years of treatment at other hospitals, my family found Scottish Rite for Children when I was 5, and ever since then, it has changed my life. At the age of 15, I had my reconstruction/leg lengthening of my left foot, which was more severe than my right. The way my left foot was formed, I was always walking in a tiptoe position, without any ankle movement. And then on my right side, I wore a brace and needed a shoelift to help balance things out. Dr. Riccio and his team did a miracle on me, the impossible reconstruction of my foot and ankle along with lengthening my left leg with a fixator. 

Throughout my time at Scottish Rite, I participated in research studies so I could help the doctors learn more about clubfoot and allow other people to benefit from their findings. I believe that more has to be done, and I want to do my part in helping out. 

Although I faced many challenges with my condition, it has never stopped me from participating in everything I love.

I grew up playing Little League baseball, worked at my local CrossFit gym, participated in track and field and also played varsity high school football. Today, I am enjoying my senior year in high school, and I am in my final season on the varsity baseball team playing first base. After graduation, I hope to attend college to earn my associate degree in business and then attend the Universal Technical Institute in Houston, Texas for diesel/automotive mechanical school. 

My future is wide open, and I continue to go beyond my own expectations. I want to thank Scottish Rite, Dr. Riccio and his team along with all the staff for providing the best care to me. Because of Scottish Rite, I am able to walk and run with both of my feet! 

Watch more of Larry's clubfoot journey.  



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