Tagged with: Children & Young People's Stories

  • Aleisha Inspires UK to #DoMoreGood

    24 Apr 2019

    10-year-old Aleisha has been chosen to represent CLAPA at this year's CarFest, the family festival created by radio presenter Chris Evans.

  • Ava with check for CLAPA

    #FundraisingFriday Ava’s Story

    20 Aug 2018

    Ava's mum, Emma, got in touch with CLAPA to tell us all about her daughter's fantastic fundraising efforts!

  • Laura’s Story

    12 Jun 2018

    As her son approaches his teens, Laura remembers her pregnancy and looks back on some of the challenges he has faced and considers what's still to come.

  • Awareness Week 2018: Roannah’s Story

    11 May 2018

    Phoebe's cleft lip and palate has never really much of a problem for her - she has embraced all that she was born with, and has pursued her love of drama and the performing arts since the age of 7. 

  • Awareness Week 2018: Shirley-ann and Beth’s story

    10 May 2018

    Speaking to Beth, now ten-years-old, it’s clear that being born with a cleft has not held her back. She speaks cheerfully about school and is excited to tell her story. “I’m fine to talk about it at school if people ask,” she explains. “I don’t worry about explaining everything. I just tell them ‘this is something I was born with’.”

  • Dylan’s Story

    6 Sep 2017

    Hi, I’m Dylan and I was born with a Cleft lip and Palate, I am 10. I had my first two operations done when I was 3 and 6 months old, I don’t remember them obviously. I had my bone graft operation done in the Queen Elizabeth hospital in March 2017.

  • My Cleft Story – #3

    4 Sep 2017

    My final instalment deals with something that was really quite difficult although it all worked out well in the end. When I was 9 I went back to GOSH for an alveolar bone graft, the first operation I really can remember.

  • Youth Forward – Submissions open!

    13 Jul 2017

    Submissions need for our newsletter for Children and Young People!

  • My Cleft Story #2

    9 Dec 2016

    The next stage in my cleft story was my operations, all of which took place at Great Ormond Street Hospital. My operation was the initial repair of my cleft lip when I was 12 weeks old. We lived in London so the hospital wasn’t far.

  • My Cleft Story: The Beginnings

    26 Nov 2016

    Hi my name is Annabelle and I was born in October 2001 with a cleft lip and gum. It all started before I was born. After I’d been brewing for a few months, my mum went for the 5 month scan at Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London. She was waiting alone with the scan lady because my older sister was throwing a hissy fit and dad had to take her outside to run around.