Tagged with:Children & Young People's Stories
Our Amazing CYPC and Volunteers Step Up for Cleft Lip and Palate
Today we celebrate our wonderful Children and Young People's Council (CYPC) and volunteers for raising nearly £1,000 for CLAPA.
Speech and Language Therapist Lucy Southby
My name is Lucy Southby. I am a speech and language therapist and a researcher; I can be known as a Clinical Academic Speech and Language Therapist.
World Teen Mental Wellness Day
To raise awareness on World Teen Mental Wellness Day, we welcome our guest blogger Claudia who shares her experiences of mental health and self-care.
We introduce our guest blogger, Ellamae, who was born with a bilateral cleft lip and tongue tie. She shared her amazing story with us and the challenges she faced in pursuing her dream career in performance.
My name is Claudia, and I am 20 years old; I was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. I was discharged from cleft treatment during the pandemic and re-admitted a year later for another surgery. But being discharged was such a weird time in my life, and I was not sure how to feel.
After discovering people on YouTube talking about their own experiences of growing up with a cleft, Bronwen was inspired to set up her own channel. In talking about a range of topics, from surgery to dealing with stares and questions, she hopes to raise awareness of cleft and ensure others born with a cleft feel less alone.
Lucy, Keira and Lily’s Presentation for CLAPA
Lucy, Keira and Lily recently secured an incredible £3,000 grant for CLAPA after delivering a winning presentation for the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI). Here, they tell us how their presentation went, and why they chose CLAPA!
Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week 2021: Thank You!
This Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week,
Hesed was born with a cleft lip and palate and experienced difficulties with his speech for the first few years of his life. Now older and propelled on by quarantine, Hesed has recently created his very own YouTube channel called 'When Kids Talk' (with support from mum and dad)! Here's his story so far, as told by him.
10 year old Poppy, who was born with a cleft and Pierre Robin Sequence, recently placed 4th in the English School Nationals for running! She is sharing her story to inspire others to follow their dreams and do what they love.