Tagged with:Adult Stories

  • Dan’s Story

    28 Sep 2016

    It’s 2005 and I’m 18 years old. Currently, I’m an elevator with my family, leaving the hospital after surgery. I’ve had little-to-no sleep and (as a result of the dentofacial osteotomy) my jaws are wired shut. Almost spontaneously, I burst out crying.

  • Can’t take my eyes off you

    16 Sep 2016

    OK, so let’s be honest, being stared at isn’t great and when someone stares, it is, above all, an invasion of privacy.

  • Adult Voices and Volunteers

    8 Jun 2016

    On the 8th day of National Volunteers Week, we're hearing from some of our volunteers on the Adult Voices Council about what motivates them to be involved with CLAPA.

  • Suzzie’s Story

    10 May 2016

    Suzzie was born with a cleft lip and palate in 1989. This is her story about growing up with a cleft, dealing with multiple surgeries, and how she learned to love what makes her unique.

  • Adult with a repaired cleft lip

    Sandra’s Story

    22 Jan 2016

    Sandra was born with a cleft lip in the 60s, and in 2014 underwent major surgery which included a septoplasty, rhinoplasty, an alveolar bone graft and a lip revision.

  • Jennifer

    From Cleft Clinic to Catwalk

    14 Jul 2015

    Jennifer, who was born with a bilateral cleft lip and partial cleft palate 18 years ago joined two others in modelling designer, Jasper Conran jeans.

  • Sue and her big brother in 1941

    By word of mouth

    4 Jun 2015

    Sue was born in 1938 with a cleft lip and palate, and has been kind enough to share her story with us, including her struggles with speech and confidence growing up in a time when there was very little awareness of cleft.

  • Scott’s Story

    13 Mar 2015

    Scott was born with a cleft lip and palate. His very proud mum has written about the first 24 years of his life to celebrate Scott graduating from medical school

  • Katherine’s Story

    19 Feb 2015

    Katherine was born with Pierre Robin Sequence and a cleft palate in the 80s.

  • My Cleft Palate and Speech

    23 Jul 2014

    I'm Natalie, and I'm 43 years old. I have had a long history of speech and communication problems right from the word go, when it became apparent that from at birth I would have problems with the speech.