I was thrilled to premiere my new documentary at the Anchored In Love Conference on Oct 14, 2017. It was an amazing day. I was honored to meet Bethany Hamilton and to share my story with her.

My New Documentary, ‘I am Wonderfully Made’ Premiered at the Anchored in Love Conference.

17 years ago… I was born with a severe clubfoot, which means that my foot was upside down and backwards. I’ve had to have many surgeries, have casts & braces and physical therapy… and it’s been really hard. …


On July 12th, 2017 we went to the home of a child who was born with a clubfoot. We arrived via a Took Took as the cab wouldn’t have made it down those narrow, windy, bumpy streets! We found the child’s home by following his uncle on his motorcycle. And, after 20 minutes of bumping along, getting dangerously close to other Took Took’s and people, and dogs, and children(!) we found it. The front room was brightly painted in a soft turquoise with a large poster of the Ramayana Epic above the entryway. And, they had called several members of…


I was honored to be asked back to TEDx Santa Barbara to speak to donors and friends of TED about what my life has been like since I had the opportunity to speak on the red circle. This is the talk I prepared for them.

Chloe Howard addresses an audience at TEDx Santa Barbara Alumni event

I wanted to talk about Labels.

Everyone has labels. Sometimes we are born with them, and sometimes we acquire them throughout our lives. I’m chloe, I’m 17 years old, and I’ve gone through a whole lot of labels.

I was born, and I was…


Today, we went to three separate clubfoot clinics, all swarming with families anxious to have their children healed. The question on these parent’s minds were,

“Why MY child?” “What did I do wrong?” “Will my child ever be normal”?

These were the same questions my parents had when I was born. They were anxious and worried just like these parents in India are. They wondered if I would ever be able to run and play. Would I be able to go to a typical school? Would I have other issues?

Chloe Howard istandbeautiful talking to parents.

I was able to speak to these parents and show…


In India during monsoon time, the air is thick and heavy. It smells a little bit of the perfumes from the flowering bushes, a little bit of sweat and mostly like car exhaust. In India, there are thousands of people driving, walking, bicycling, calling out in Hindi “Vegetables”, honking horns, and some, sleeping by the side of the road. This is a feast for the eyes.

In India, there are thousands of children born every month with clubfeet. And, for these children, CURE is a hope for them. Their parents brave the traffic, the heat, the basic exhaustion of just…


How would this girl ever be able to relate to me? She is living in a different world, with a different life story, speaking a different language. Would she even want to hear my story? What could I possibly say to her that she would care about? These were the thoughts that were swirling through my head when the Spiritual Director, his team, and my mom and I drove through Santo Domingo to meet her. Hers is a sad story. She was a typical 15 year old girl walking home from the market one day and, while on a bridge…


Today, we were amazed to meet the men who create the special shoes that are worn by children with clubfeet. Part of the Ponseti method is, after casting and a tenotomy (where the Achilles tendon is sliced through so the foot becomes flexible. Then the leg is cast and the tendon grows back) the children wear special shoes with a bar between them for 23 hours for the first 3 months, then for 5 years at night only. This process allows the children’s feet to typically be 100% corrected by the time they start kindergarten.

These men create the entire…


I had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Peter Kyalo, VP of International Operations for CURE International. He was born in Kenya, and has been involved with CURE for 20 years. He is incredibly wise, and I was amazed at his dedication to CURE and his constant willingness to say yes to God’s plan for his life.

When he was first asked if he was interested in working with CURE, he actually said no! But CURE kept showing up and he eventually said yes and today is passionate about making sure CURE is doing things right. …


This is one of my favorite pictures. Ever. It reminds me of everything I’ve had to go through: the pain I’ve experienced, the annoyance of the whole process, and the joy after a surgery. It reminds me that life can be whimsical and difficult; both colorful and dark.

The sock that kept my foot warm after surgery.

My life has kind of always been this way. There have been really good times, but then there have been times when I’m really struggling and need to purposefully seek things out to bring me joy. And sometimes there’s not as much joy to find.

What I have found, however, is that…


And then there was Clubfoot Clinic Day. I never, in my life, thought I would hear that phrase. A day? Just for children with clubfeet? Well, in Santo Domingo every Wednesday, children with club feet and their caregivers come to the CURE Hospital (which is across the street from the main police station where members of the police band play the Dominican Republic national anthem and march around the block every morning around 9). These children either get seen for the first time and assessed for treatment, get their casts removed and then have a new cast put on again…

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Chloe Howard is a motivational speaker and the voice of http://standbeautiful.me, an #antibullying movement promoting the acceptance of self and others.

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