Tagged with: Adult Stories

  • Denise’s Story

    7 May 2019

    All the treatment was being geared up towards the operation to close Kenny’s cleft lip at 3 months of age. Initially, that operation couldn’t come quick enough, but by the time he was 3 months old, I’d grown accustomed to how he looked and was a bit fearful of the change. Our son was a smiley, happy, very content baby. It seemed wrong that he had to go through this.

  • CLAPA’s Weather Lottery Jackpot Winners Share Their Story

    31 Jan 2019

    CLAPA was thrilled to be able to thank Mary and her family so much for supporting CLAPA, presenting them with a cheque for their CLAPA's Weather Lottery winnings of £25 000. She was even kind enough to make a donation to CLAPA from her winnings.

  • Channel 4’s ‘First Dates’ Features Woman With Cleft

    10 Dec 2018

    Tonight’s episode of Channel 4's ‘First Dates’ will feature Kazzi, an adult born with a cleft. Kazzi has spoken to CLAPA about why she never lets her differences hold her back when it comes to romance.

  • #PortraitPositive: Beth & Olivia’s Stories

    20 Sep 2018

    Portrait Positive is a groundbreaking project to challenge ideas of beauty. 16 models with a visible difference, including several born with a cleft, had their portraits taken by world-renown photographer Rankin and were featured on Steven Tai's catwalk for London Fashion Week 2018.

  • Ed’s Story

    10 Sep 2018

    After Ed's amazing efforts were highlighted to us by grateful members of the CLAPA Community, we got in touch with Ed to find out if he'd like to share his story for CLAPA so that we can say a huge thank you for all his hard work.

  • David’s Story

    4 Sep 2018

    Having worked hard on his own confidence over the years, David hopes that sharing his story will help to inspire young people born with a cleft who are still finding their way.

  • Carol’s Story

    3 Sep 2018

    Carol was born in 1948 with a cleft palate. In this short interview with CLAPA she shares how her confidence has grown over the years, and how she has moved on from being nervous about her speech to facing the crowds with confidence as a spoken word performer.

  • Keith in his hometown

    Keith’s Story

    20 Aug 2018

    As part of this short interview with CLAPA, Keith explains how he approaches confidence issues that can come with being born with a cleft, how his surgeries have affected the person he is today, and how grateful he is to the people he has met along the way.

  • Sabrina’s Story

    17 Aug 2018

    Sabrina decided to get in touch with CLAPA in the hope that parents of children born with a cleft and young people growing up affected by cleft might find it a source of comfort to hear from someone with her experiences.

  • jen now

    Jen’s Story

    13 Aug 2018

    I am 31 years old and 33 weeks pregnant with my first baby...we decided to have a private scan for peace of mind...during the consultation the sonographer diagnosed the baby with a cleft lip and (possible) palate - just as I was born.