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💙 (Story): “My name is Amelia, and I’m 18 years old. I was born in Bucharest, Romania and adopted to a loving and wonderful family here in America. I was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, and since, have had 15 surgeries to repair my cleft. Growing up, I was always self-conscious about what I looked like…I hated to go out in public and would try and hide when people would look my way. I knew I looked different then everyone else… I would often wish I could look like “normal people”. I remember several comments made about my “weird looks” and about my nose especially…and I was one of those kids who took everything to heart.  All the doctor’s visits and procedures were hard to get through mentally and physically. But I know they made me stronger, and I’m all the better for it. It was a struggle for sure… but I’m thankful for my parents who gave me the encouragement and care I needed to make it through. Throughout all the pain, tears, challenges, and insecurities I’ve gone through in life…I am reminded that God makes everyone different, and everyone is beautiful in their own way. Don’t compare yourself to others. There may be people in the world that look at you as “less pretty” or judge you by your outward appearance …but what I’ve learned is this: What’s inside matters the most. Having a cleft is definitely difficult…but over the years I started to embrace the fact that I was different…and use my experiences to help others, and better myself. I know it’s a tough journey…but believe me-it’ll get better and you’ll get through it. I am #cleftproud.” 💙 Click the link in our profile (@CleftProud) to check out everything we have to offer! 💙

IN LEBANON, JANUARY IS NATIONAL CLEFT AWARENESS MONTH! The #incidence of cleft in #lebanon is one of the highest in the world- 1 in 422 births are with congenital deformity of cleft lip (ﺍﻟﺸﻓﺔ ﺍﻟﻣﺸﻘﻮﻘﺔ)and/or palate. We have so many success stories. It has IMIDIATE repercussions that ripple throughout the #family and the #community in powerful ways, let alone on the individual.However, if left unrepaired, these deformities can lead to a variety of problems that affect the wellbeing of both the individual and the community. It can lead to speech deficits, nutritional insufficiencies, #dental problems, ear infections, and hearing loss. The disfigurement carries with it a devastating social stigma for the individual and the family. Caring for an untreated patient creates a burden of the family, resulting in greater poverty and suffering. Help us spread more smiles! #globalsmilefoundation #gsfmena #changinglives #spreadingsmiles #makingsmiles #runforlife #cleftlip #cleftpalate #cleftstrong #doctors #nurses #volunteers #kids #family #surgery #donations #fundraising #awareness #smile #goodcause #medicalmission #yearly #makeadifference #volunteersofinstagram #medicalvolunteers #nonprofit

#shoutout to @smiletrainbrasil 💕 Our local medical partners have performed over 35,000 cleft lip and cleft palate repair surgeries! 😀⠀ ⠀ What an incredible achievement 👏⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #smiletrain #smiles #makesmiles #givesmiles #icreatesmiles #fundraising #charity #charitable #cleft #clefts #cleftstrong #cleftlip #cleftpalete #makeadifference #cleftaware #cleftstrong #cleftproud #cleftlipandpalate #cleftpalate #cleftcommunity #brasil #brazil #cleftcutie #donate #cute

Taken shortly after my operation 😴😴

Zoya & Mom, Desirae. 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 “Meet Zoya our beautiful granddaughter. As Nana, I’ve watched this family meet every health challenge head on. Pfeiffer syndrome certainly has been on the forefront, but definitely does not define our warrior princess. It’s something she has and will manage her whole life, but Zoya is Zoya. She’s strong, fun, loves her big brother and loves to play. Her giggle lights me up every time. We are blessed.” -Sandy Powers, Grandmother to Zoya Bobov ... .... ... #30stories #30faces #30years #craniofacial #cleftpalate #cleftlip #cleftstrong #choosekind #apertsyndrome #crouzonsyndrome #pfeiffersyndrome #facialpalsy #facialparalysis #hemifacialmicrosomia #goldenharsyndrome #microtia #artesia #craniosynostosis #treachercollins #antleybixlersyndrome #millersyndrome #nagersyndrome #neurofibromatosis #moebius #pierrerobinsequence #fibrousdysplasia

NOT: 3. Resim meslektaşlarım içindir. Notuda en başa yazdım görmedim demeyin sonra😀. Cleft lip nose deformity yani yarık dudak burnu deformitesi. Dudaknyatığınım derecesine göre burunda da çeşitli derecelerde deformiteler olur ve oldukça farklı ve çeşitli tedavi şekilleri vardır. Yapılan işlem buruna form ve fonksiyon kazındırmak olsada estetik rinoplastiden oldukça farklıdır. Bazen alt lateral kartilajları tersine çevirmek bazen sağı sol solu sağa getirmek bazende herikisini birden yapmak gerekir. Bazı durumlarda ise lateral kartilajların tamamını yeniden yapmak gerekebilir . #cleftlip #cleftpalate #cleftlipandpalate #cleftlipnose #cleftlipnosedeformity #rinoplasti #revizyonrinoplasti #rhinoplasty #revisionrhinoplasty #preservationrhinoplasty #yarıkdudak #yarıkdamak #yarıkdudakburnu #yarıkdudakburunestetiği

The 26 year challenge!! Yes I have and always will be cute!!😜 I would like to take a moment to thank my awesome family and doctors for getting me this far. I know that is not what the 10 year challenge is about - but I am lucky enough to be privileged to have these amazing people in my life and to have this platform to say thank you to them. For me I’ve always taken photos of surgeries not as a sign of vanity but to remind me how far I’ve come. #cleftstrong #firstsurgery #46surgeries #badass #cleftrepair #cleftlip #cleftpalate **kindly note in light of some of the nastiness I’ve seen on insta lately in response to photos such as the first, any cruel comments will be deleted - respectful and constructive conversation is welcome 😊 **

Kayla had a busy night. Her oxygen levels took a while to stabilise but she slept for 2 hours this morning and up having cuddles in the sling now. She's doing brilliantly and after a rocky start, her pain is under control now. Thank you all so much for your support and love . It meant the world yesterday! ❤ #doulacare #ireland #family #baby #mam #mother #parents #pregnant #pregnancy #parenthood #toddler #irishmammy #newbaby #cleft #cleftpalate #birth #breastfeeding #breastmilk #pumping #expressing #support #baby #mam #mother #parents #pregnant #pregnancy #parenthood #toddler #irishmammy #newbaby

Tiga pasien dari Maumere tiba dengan selamat di Bandara I Gusti Ngurah Rai sore ini. Dua diantaranya mengalami kondisi #bibirsumbing dan satu lagi menderita #neurofibromatosis. Selamat beristirahat di Rumah Senyum hari ini dan besok baru mulai proses pendaftaran dan cek jadwal konsultasi ke dokter #bedahplastik. . Welcome to Bali! #selamatdatang #safetyflight #yayasansenyumbali #yayasan #smilefoundationofbali #smilehouse #cleftlip #cleftpalate #craniofacial #craniofacialsurgery #plasticsurgery #plasticsurgeon #celahlangitlangit

Just look at the super sweet face 😍 I have had my NGT removed 💕🎀 #4weekstoday #mixedracebabies #36weeker #nicu #csectionrecovery #nicujourney #cleftpalate #clapa

My Little Lilo is 4 weeks old today🎉❤️ she's Beautiful and Brave and down right adorable! Her eyes are open, she can walk and she's a chewer now. The only way I could get a non blurry photo was by offering my finger to chew. She weighs in at 824 grams this morning which means she's picked up 687 grams in 4 weeks😍. She's growing, healthy, strong, independent and playful😊❤️ I love sharing her progress with everyone because I'm just so overjoyed and proud😍👏❤️🐾🤗🎉 #lilo #dachshund #puppy #cleftpalate #cleftlip #harelip #specialneeds #southafrica #longdog #happy #wienerdog #lovelongdogs #nemesiahounds #dogsofinstagram #cutie #chewer #4weeksold #dachshundsofinstagram #socute #adorable #mychild #dogsarelife #dogmom #badgerdog #troublemaker #shesstunning #shesafighter #littlelegs #babygirl #wecandothis

Edna is improving......did want to chase/play with momma. She is sleeping better (she sleeps best on momma which means momma doesn’t get much rest😞). Her nasal discharge has decreased tonight. Hopefully, that stays that way🙏. It has been constantly draining since her surgery. #frenchiesofinstagram #frenchies #frenchie #frenchbulldogs #frenchbulldog #cleftpalate #cleftpalatepup

Hanging out at @perthchildrenshospital with my little sis @lexiwhittledancer. She has lots of appointments here! This is the first time I've come with her to this hospital! #cleftpalate #pch #lovemysister #perth

Usually they say like father like son, but I’m not this chubby

“Darla, if you don’t make eye contact, you can’t get in trouble”- Elle #frenchies #frenchbulldogs #rescue #adoptdontshop #cleftpalate

Sweet little newborn, 4 weeks old! As part of our team approach this little one will start NAM (nasoalveolar molding) with Dr. Jones, our pediatric orthodontist. NAM begins to help reshape the gums, lips and nostrils with a plastic plate before surgery. NAM may decrease the number of surgeries needed by making the cleft less severe. Then cleft repair surgery will occur around 4 months of age! . . . #craniofacialfoundationofutah #cleftstrong #cleft #cleftlip #cleftpalate

Happy to announce we are planning another bake sale for February 3, 2019 in support of @operationsmile. I will be posting more info once location and time are confirmed. • • • #cleft #cleftlip #cleftstrong #cleftpalate #cleftcutie #cleftproud #cleftkids #cucuscorner #cucustrong #cucu

This photo shows a cleft of the lip, the child has a separation or a gap within the upper lip. This separation may also involve the roof of the mouth (palate). .. Tag your friends to see this. .. .. الصوره توضح شق في الشفة ، هذا الطفل لديه فصل أو فجوة داخل الشفة العليا. قد يشمل هذا الفصل أيضًا سقف الفم .. .. #cleftlip #cleftplate #cleftlipplastisurgery #cleftpalate #cleft #medicalstudent #medicalscopy #medicine #kidney #spleen #kidneytransplant #kidneys #pediatrician #pediatric

The maturity and bravery this one shows astounds me! #cleftstrong #daughter #brave #brunette #cleftpalate #love #proud #fight #plan #future

So for those asking about cleft palates and what they look like....here is Melvin’s as of today. You notice there’s a large opening down the center of his palate, all the way so this is a complete #cleftpalate effecting both hard and soft palates. Cleft effected can mean a number of things. Unilateral cleft lip only. Bilateral cleft lip. Incomplete bilateral cleft lip. And all of those can also be palate effected. So complete cleft palate. Or just soft palate effected or just hard palate effected. There are soooooo many different clefts. The most common for me is a unilateral cleft lip (one side) with a complete cleft palate. So there’s some food for thought for your Tuesday. :) #cleftstrong #nonprofitorganization #frenchiesofinstagram #cleftpalatepup #frenchbulldog #savethecleftpups #nopupcleftbehind

#transformationtuesday Sidonie and Jean's daughter Elisa was born with a #cleftlip and #cleftpalate. As poor farmers in a rural village in Madagascar, they had no money to pay for the #surgery that could heal their daughter’s #smile and no way to prepare for the hate and ridicule that she would endure. Thankfully, Sidonie and Jean learned about Operation Smile Medical Missions 🌐 – and they were determined not to let the long distance or their lack of resources stand in their way 💕. The family sold their pig and cassava field to pay for bus fare and embarked with little Elisa on a 23-hour journey toward hope. Once the family arrived at the mission site, Elisa received #lifechanging cleft lip and palate surgeries. On returning home, everyone was amazed by the difference in Elisa and warmly welcomed her back 🤗. . . . . #transformationtuesday #cleftlipandpalate #cleftawareness #operationsmilecanada @operationsmilecanada

Gran honor recibir la invitación de la Fundación Internacional @operationsmile para asistir a la misión altruista de cirugías gratuitas para niños con labio y paladar hendido en Guadalajara

another successful dentist visit for this little man 💪 if you keep swiping you’ll see they made a mold on the inside of his mouth aka his cleft palate! the dentists want to publish something featuring cainen’s NAM process and use his moldings in the pictures. ✏️📖 oh cainen, you’re gonna have so many awesome stories to tell when you get older. this journey is no where near the end but we are so grateful we get the experience this together. every day we learn something new. #cleftstrong #cleftproud #cleftbaby #cleftkids #nam #nasoalveolarmolding #nasoalveolarmoldingdevice #dynacleft #cleftlip #cleftpalate #pediatricdentistry #babyboy #instababies #babiesofinstagram #caineneli

My first completed medical illustration showing a child after cleft lip repair, created for postoperative patient instructions for a surgical mission in Guatemala #medicalillustration #medicalart #illustration #cleftlip #cleftpalate #surgery #globalsurgery #medicalschool #digitalart #digitaldrawing #photoshop #art #artistsoninstagram #visualhierarchy #studiotime

Happy healing EZ!!! Check out our last post for the before photos of his severe cleft lip, hard and soft palate!! thank you @hardawayvet and Dr. Jamie Arndt for the referral!! • • #bvspets #hardawayvet #bridgerveterinaryspecialists #vetmed #cleftpalatepup #cleftpalate #bulldog #puppyproblems #vettech #specialtymedicine #surgery #cleftbaby #dogsofinstagram #montanavet #vetmedlife #bozemanveterinarian #bulldogsofinstagram #veterinarymedicine

Meet EZ!! He had a severe cleft lip, hard and soft palate. He couldn’t eat or drink on his own. 😕 He is now 8 weeks post surgery with Dr. Jackson and growing like a weed! 🙌🏼 Thank you @hardawayvet and Dr. Jamie Arndt for the referral! Best of luck to you EZ!! See our next post for his after photos!! • • #bvspets #hardawayvet #bridgerveterinaryspecialists #vetmed #cleftpalatepup #cleftpalate #bulldog #puppyproblems #vettech #specialtymedicine #surgery #cleftbaby #dogsofinstagram #montanavet #vetmedlife #bozemanveterinarian #bulldogsofinstagram #veterinarymedicine

Send #idareyou all the positive vibes and healing thoughts that you can! He’s going into surgery now to repair his #cleftpalate both hard and soft. His soft palate should be easy to repair but the hard palate is a different story. From a tiny 500 g puppy to now 13 kg, this little boy had been a fighter and is now stable enough to undergo surgery. For the next month he will have a tube in his esophagus to feed him directly as we allow his palate to heal. It’s going to be a challenge as we have to ensure he gets enough nutrition as well as socialization since he won’t be able to play with the esophagus tube. Please keep him in your thoughts today! #cleftpalatepup #specialneedsdog #bulldogmix #pitbull #motleyzooanimalrescue #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives

10 YEARS. ** This AMAZING boy is TEN YEARS OLD today. ** I honestly can't believe it. It seems like yesterday that you came into this world, instantly erasing every fear and doubt your dad and I carried with us throughout our pregnancy. I can still see you, a shock of black hair, a tiny little baby with the widest smile I never knew I would love so much. I remember how you fought so hard, yet so quietly. You fought to drink from a bottle. You fought to eat. You fought through surgeries. Pain. Struggle. You fought. ** I used to think "God WHY? Why my baby?" I used to pray to take it from you, all of the pain. All of the struggle. I wanted it instead. My shoulders seemed broad enough, yours, too tiny to hold the burden of the path you would have to walk. ** But what I didn't know, not then of course, was that all of the struggle, all of the pain, would help mold you into this incredible human with a heart SO BIG and an understanding way surpassing the few years you've lived on this planet. It would make you strong. And brave. And empathetic. It would form in you something none of us can put our finger on, yet all of us can see. You, my dear Connor, are a special boy. You are a gift to us all and I honestly can't wait to see what God has in store for your life. I just somehow know it's some big stuff and we'll all be better for it. ** Happy Birthday, Big C, we love you more than you will ever EVER know. Here's to 10 great years and the many more to come! ** * * * * * * * ** #ten #tenyearsold #doubledigits #birthday #happybirthday #babyboy #alwaysbemybaby #boymom #birthdayboy🎉 #celebrate #caketime #cleftstrong #cleftlip #cleftlipandpalate #cleftpalate #cleftproud #1in700 #cleftlove #happybirthdaytoyou #letseatcake #chocolatecake #myboy

Trooper enjoying the day away from home to get some much needed space 😬😅 #cleftpalate #cleftlife #supertrooper #servicedog #yellowoldenglishlab #snuggles

👨🏻‍⚕️Bichectomia 💉Procedimiento quirúrgico menor, consiste en la resección total o parcial de las bolsas grasas de bichat, con el fin de perfilar y armonizar zona de las mejillas / procedimiento ambulatorio / bajo anestesia local. Agenda tu cita 📲 +(57) 321 2913001 . . . . . . . . . . . . #rafasanmaxilofacial #cirugiamaxilofacial #craniofacialsurgery #craniofacialsurgeon #maxilofacialpediatrico #bichectomia #bichectomy #facialchanges #craniofacialsurgery #maxilofacialpediatrico #lph #maxilofacial #hiperplasiacondilar #atmsurgery #tmjsurgery #cleftlip #cleftpalate #articulaciontemporomandibular #ortognatica #ortognaticsurgery #cirugiafacial #cirugiafacialcolombia #rinoplastia #bichectomia #villavicencio #tunja #bogotá #rafasanmaxilofacial #craniofacialsurgeon #maxilofacialpediatrico “La ciencia la hace el hombre, y es lo que el hombre hace con ella”

Katie
(@tatietato)

1 Day 1 Hour Ago

It’s been 5years since we kissed this wide smile goodbye and kissed the new hello. Happy smile anniversary Logan xx #cleftstrong #cleftpalate #cleftlip #cleftlipandpalate #cleftproud #smile #cheese #beautiful #son #love #life

Yesterday was a hard day but I have pulled through. I’m in a bit of pain and didn’t sleep very well but everyday it’s getting better ❤️

Principles of Palatoplasty - Closure of the defect. - Correction of the abnormal position of the muscles of the soft palate, especially Levator Palati. - Reconstruction of the muscle sling. - Retropositioning of the soft palate so much so that during speech the posterior part of the soft palate comes in contact with the posterior pharyngeal wall during speech. - Minimal or no raw area should be left on the nasal side or the oral surface. - Tension-free suturing. - Two-layer closure in the hard palate region and a three-layer closure of the soft palate. #palato #palatoplastia #palatoplasty #cleftpalaterepair #cleftpalate #cleftlipandpalate #bibirsumbing #bedahplastikmedan #bedahplastik #plasticreconstructivesurgery

Naps
(@bohemiannapskitty)

1 Day 2 Hours Ago

Sometimes I like to take up the whole bed do they know who's in charge here. #bohemiannapskitty #napsthecat #bedtakeover #catsofinstagram #stretchykitty #naptime #cleftpalate #exoticshorthair

This feeding Frankie was excited about everything, gobbled down the food (I formed it into tiny meatballs that were easier for him to manage and fed them one by one) and was a formula junky and got excited as soon as he saw the syringe. Reassuring to see glimpses of the sweet Frank we know! #frenchbulldog #cleftpalate #dogs #hydrochephalus #puppy #puppies #rescue #rescuepup #adorable #squishyfacecrew #puppypic #frenchie #frenchbulldogpuppy #tinypuppies #rescuedogsofinstagram #frenchiesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #cleftpalletpuppy #smalldogs #puppiesofig #puppiesofinstagram #frenchbulldogsofinstagram

Our very brave Mr 9 went for the next stage in his cleft surgery on Monday. They performed an Alveolar Bone Graft = small piece of hip bone removed and packed into the gap in his gum to allow for his adult teeth to erupt through. Sam always amazes me with his strength and ability to take everything in his stride. We are so lucky in NZ to have such an amazing team supporting us from when he was still in my belly. #cleft #cleftlip #cleftpalate #cleftnz #brave #cleftstrong

Our little #cleftpalatepup Bacon is growing big and strong in foster care! Adorable moments like this make all the hard work worth it 💜 #repost @thatcrazydoglady_ • • • • • Wakie wakie baby Bacon! This little man loves his sleep sack - and I love that he sleeps longer when in it 😉 #bacon #comfycosy #naptime #boxer #boxerpuppy #cleftpalate #handraised #fosteringsaveslives #criticalcare #dogobsessed #dogstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #thedodo #safehaven #rescuefosteradopt #adoptdontshop #cleftstrong

She can hear any type of wrapper from a mile away. This time, it was for my #gomitas. Ain’t happening, sister!

Frank ate pretty well for his second feeding after surgery. He’s on a soft foot @purina prescription food. I also made him some chicken broth Knox blox because he’s not enjoying liquids much, but he did take about 13 mls of watered down formula, and a few of the tiny blox. He’s never been a fan of plain water #spoiled Still a lot of weird mouth moving trying to get the sutures off the roof of his mouth. I imagine breathing is interesting too, his system is now closed? Anyway just an emotionally exhausted momma rambling. Alarm set for next meal, night night for now! #frenchbulldog #cleftpalate #dogs #hydrochephalus #puppy #puppies #rescue #rescuepup #adorable #squishyfacecrew #puppypic #frenchie #frenchbulldogpuppy #tinypuppies #rescuedogsofinstagram #frenchiesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #cleftpalletpuppy #smalldogs #puppiesofig #puppiesofinstagram #frenchbulldogsofinstagram

This bottle kept me going during the hardest, most challenging and most rewarding moment of my life and at that moment it was just a bottle... But letting go of it a few days ago was kind of though.😶 • I've own that piece of plastic for almost two entire years. I have kept it in my office, because it's the one place that I feel I spend the most time at. • Looking at it was a reminder of the one time I've felt the most pain, when I've been the most present and when I experienced the most joy... ALL AT THE SAME TIME! • This one item was by my side when I was sweating and crying, and breathing and woowing for hours. It’s the bottle that I drank water from when I was working with my body to bring Eva into this world! • IN A WATER TUB, WITHOUT THE HELP OF AN EPIDURAL. • To be honest, craziest thing I've ever done. That was obvious, right?! 🤣 But in all seriousness, I wouldn't have it any other way. • I did it for many reasons, all having to do with the one little person coming. • It wasn't about me. I didn't do it to look cooler or better than anyone that haven't done what I did. I did it for her. I'll share about that soon. • Anyway, I decided to get rid of it because I felt it was time. I just looked at it and my heart told me it didn't need it anymore. I'll cherish those memories forever, no need for an object to remind me. Not sure what switched at that moment, but I'm letting things go more easily lately🤷‍♀️😌 • Have you gotten rid of a sentimental possession recently? • Do do you have a thing that you just would never let go off?! • • • • #habitandhome #lovemyfam #familyiseverything #familyfirst #familyforever #littleandbrave #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #candidchildhood #momentsofmine #livethelittlethings #babyeva #happygirl #cleftbaby #cleftstrong #cleftlip #cleftpalate #littlestoriesofmylife #thatauthenthicfeeling #thehappynow #choosejoy #makeitblissful #seekthepositive #myeverydaymagic

Fisura bilateral resuelta con "Técnica Asensio"-"Método Asensio"-© Asensio – CIE- Cirujano: Dr. Rodolfo Asensio. . #labiohendido #paladarhendido #métodoasensio #tecnicasasensio #tecnicasquirurgicasasensio #orgulloguatemalteco #cleftlip #cleftpalate #drasensio #drsasensio #asensiomethod #asensiosurgicaltechniques #guatemala #antiguaguatemala #labioypaladarhendido @asocieorg @ciemetodoasensio

Here’s some more “ABOUT ME” ➡️ . Not many people realise that at just 3 days old, I was diagnosed with a Cleft of the Soft-Palate. A cleft palate is a birth defect caused by the roof of the mouth not fusing during fetal development (swipe to see photo). Having a cleft meant that feeding was, at times, almost impossible. I required the use of nasogastric feeding tubes, specially designed Chu Chu Teats and soft squeezable bottles. I spent 10 days in the NICU at the Old @goldcoast.health Hospital learning to feed and getting back to my birth weight (almost 👌🏻) . I was sent home with an NG tube and Mum began her “informal” Nursing Degree 😂. . Due to the Cleft I was NOT to be laid flat EVER! Not to sleep, not to feed, not to play as doing so would cause whatever was in my stomach to release and spew back out my nose 😭 . Having a cleft meant that during feeding I would burn two times more calories then what I got from my bottles, I struggled to gain weight at all, hence the need for the NG tube to top up my feeds safely and give me the right amount of nutritional intake. I could not eat anything solid as anything I tried would be forced straight back out through my nose as I had no roof barrier to direct food down my throat. I had surgery to have my cleft repaired when I was nine months old, weighing in at just on 9kgs! . I still continue to have yearly plastic surgery checkups to check for “air tears” in my palate, if I grow too fast I run the risk of tearing the repair and will require more surgery. . My lack of soft palate also meant I was missing muscles that helped with popping my ears. I would then require 6.5 sets of grommets over the years. Thankfully it’s been three years since my last grommet was removed and all is doing great in that department. . Much Love Samuel xx . #me #iamsam #livinglife #mystory #thisisme . . . #cerebralpalsy #epilepsy #perthesdisease #crmccsyndrome #speechapraxia #gastrostomy . #cleftpalate #palaterepair #softpalate #surgery #grommets #ent #plasticsurgery #chuchubottle

Roxie 🐶
(@hi_its_roxie)

1 Day 12 Hours Ago

Bootiful babies ❤❤ #repost @cleftpupbrigade (@get_repost) ・・・ These two are moving and grooving. Growing everyday and doing amazing. Still no names. But in time. One is a #cleftlip only. And the other is a complete #cleftpalate only. #cleftstrong #nonprofitorganization #cleftpalatepup #fosteringsaveslives #americanbully #bullybreed #savethecleftpups #nopupcleftbehind

JENNY
(@florida.girl.50)

1 Day 12 Hours Ago

#repost @joshandhiscritters • • • • • It’s been a tough week here at Josh and his critters and we continue to fight forward! Wesson came in at birth with the big cleft palate & twisted back legs & fading puppy syndrome.. Long story short> he’s alive and he wants to tell his story! #joshandhiscritters #rescued #rescuedogs #englishbulldog #cleftpalate #fadingpuppysyndrome #vet #veterinarian #vettech #veterinarymedicine #thedodo #barkbox #barkboxday #liveandlearn #animalplanet #animals #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #adoptdontshop #wesson

Our sweet Frank is home resting. He ate fairly well but doesn’t want to drink or take his meds. He’s on wet food so I know that should help him a bit but he needs fluids...he’s very freaked out by the sutures in there but I am sure it will get better. We so appreciate all the messages of love and support for our baby boy. #frenchbulldog #cleftpalate #dogs #hydrochephalus #puppy #puppies #rescue #rescuepup #adorable #squishyfacecrew #puppypic #frenchie #frenchbulldogpuppy #tinypuppies #rescuedogsofinstagram #frenchiesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #cleftpalletpuppy #smalldogs #puppiesofig #puppiesofinstagram #frenchbulldogsofinstagram

💕
(@jjcalistyle)

1 Day 13 Hours Ago

And heeeeerrrre is Truffle! #frenchbulldog #cleftpalate #frenchie #rescuedog @recycledpetsnorcal

This is really cool ... She's doing one for 22q deletion as well, which is another name for Gryffyn Dayvyd Eugene Edens condition. #momlife #momof8 #gryffyn #22qtie #22qawareness #22q #vcfs #digeorge #velocardiofacialsyndrome #22qdeletion #cleftcutie #cleftlip #cleftpalate #gemmakeir #author #books #availablesoon #specialneeds #supercool

Happy 10 months to our beautiful girl! ❤️It’s been a big month: ⭐️recovering from palate surgery, ⭐️taking first couple of steps (🤯), finally sleeping through the night (🥳), ⭐️getting lots of teeth (some where they should be, some where they shouldn’t because #pierrerobinsequence #cleftpalate), ⭐️making new sounds (da-da yesterday, only made possible by the new palate 🥰), and ⭐️finally being able to actually suck on a bottle and applesauce pouches (again, thank you palate repair🙌). Tatum, you’re the wildest, toughest, prettiest, funniest girl I know and we wouldn’t trade you for anything. It’s an honor to be chosen as your momma 💕 #tatumadelaide

#fisuralabiopalatina #cleftlip #cleftpalate #meencantamitrabajo #pequeñosguerreros #quesuertelamia #loquemasmegusta Con el Dr. Parri llevo trabajando más de 8 años, y de ahí ha salido mi amor por los peques con fisura de labio y paladar. Son unos increíbles guerreros que no dejan de maravillarme cada día más. A parte, poco a poco me he ido convirtiendo una enfermera "referente" para estas familias, hacia su cuidados y alimentación.

Trista
(@tristabooo)

1 Day 14 Hours Ago

Not sure how he didn’t hear me, at all, but I could stand there all day and listen to this boy sing! 😍😍 #specialneeds #cleftpalate #cleftstrong #4qdeletion

Well the night has arrived. Tomorrow we will leave the house bright and early for Kaylas first palate surgery. This beautiful, funny and affectionate little girl has brought so much love and joy into our family. She has done so incredibly well in her short life so far and makes us beyond proud every day. We knew this day would come but it's surreal that its now here. Thank you to everyone who reached out with kind words and positive thoughts. It means so much. I am oddly calm tonight after being very anxious all week. While I hate the thought of her having surgery or being in pain, this is a wonderful thing for Kayla. She will be one step closer to having a complete palate. Please hold her in your thoughts tomorrow. She has so many people sending her positivity and light I have no doubt she will fly through it. Let's just hope mammy can keep it together! #doulacareireland #doulacare #ireland #family #baby #mam #mother #parents #pregnant #pregnancy #parenthood #toddler #irishmammy #newbaby #cleft #cleftpalate #cleftstrong #birth #breastfeeding #breastmilk #pumping #expressing #support #babysurgery #childrenshospital #cleftlipandpalate #cleftsurgery #templestreet

#repost @smiletrainuk · · · Last year @barbieinthecitymua completed a #smiletrain fundraising trek around Italy and now she'll be going to Ethiopia to see first-hand how donations transform lives ❤️⠀ ⠀ Keep an eye out for sneak peeks of Matilda's trip on our social profiles in the coming weeks!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #smiletrain #charity #ethiopia #cupcakes #cute #smiles #makesmiles #givesmiles #icreatesmiles #fundraising #charity #charitable #cleft #clefts #cleftstrong #dogood #makeadifference #cleftproud #presents #cleftpalate #cleftcommunity #donate #volunteer #causes #change #activism #fundraising #socialgood

Dimitri G
(@aegian_ace)

1 Day 17 Hours Ago

Reposted from @rescuesneedyou - @joshandhiscritters It’s been a tough week here at Josh and his critters and we continue to fight forward! Wesson came in at birth with the big cleft palate & twisted back legs & fading puppy syndrome.. Long story short> he’s alive and he wants to tell his story! #joshandhiscritters #rescued #rescuedogs #englishbulldog #cleftpalate #fadingpuppysyndrome #vet #veterinarian #vettech #veterinarymedicine #thedodo #barkbox #barkboxday #liveandlearn #animalplanet #animals #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #adoptdontshop #wesson - #regrann