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Frequently Asked Questions #2

How many surgeries are needed to correct a Cleft? Can a Cleft cause other health problems? What is a craniofacial team? Where can I find emo

Frequently Asked Questions #1

What is a Cleft Lip? What is a Cleft Palate? What causes a Cleft? How early in pregnancy can I find out that my child has a Cleft?

Bullying and Cleft Lip and Palate

Bullying is probably the hardest thing to deal with besides the surgeries about having a Cleft lip and palate. And that is a debatable...

The Impact of Cleft Lip and Palate

A Cleft Lip and Palate occurs in one out of every 700 births. However, one theme that unites people with Clefts is that the condition can...

To My Younger Self - Cleft Lip and Palate

There are also so many things I would’ve liked to tell my younger self. I would’ve wanted my younger self to know that all of the kids...

Cleft Lip and Palate Relatability

There are so many Cleft-related experiences that everyone can relate to. I could talk about them forever. Most of them deal with the...

Cleft Lip and Palate Experiences

Being in the hospital repeatedly really opened my eyes to what everyone else was going through and suffering through. When I walked...

A Word from Holly, a CleftProud Advisor.

Nearly 20 years ago, Allen and I were pregnant with our first son. At our 4-month ultrasound, we learned our baby had a bilateral cleft...

Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery Part III

That leads me to my next surgery: Rhinoplasty. A Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery done on the soft tissue of the nose. In my case, it...

Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery Part II

My next surgery was probably the biggest and most important of all, the jaw surgery, otherwise known as the Orthognathic Surgery. People...

Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery Part I

I have had 15 plus surgeries relating to my Cleft lip and palate. Each and every one of them were to try and correct something or add...