Tagged with: Children & Young People's Stories

  • Meet Zoe Bailey

    31 Oct 2016

    Meet Zoe Bailey! Zoe is going to be playing young Emily in IQ Network's upcoming film, Two Sides: A Cleft Story, and has kindly agreed to film a video diary for us!

  • The Community’s Role in Research

    28 Jun 2016

    Our Children and Young People's Council do more than just play games and eat pizza - they also spend their meetings making a real difference to others born with a cleft like them! In a new video put together for the Appearance Matters 7 Conference, the CYPC share what CLAPA and its work means to them.

  • Before & after orthognathic (jaw) surgery photos

    My Summer of Fun…aka Jaw Surgery!

    18 Nov 2015

    Right, so on 12th July 2013 I had jaw (orthognatic) surgery as my bottom jaw was further forward than my top; creating an underbite which I have been unhappy with since before I can remember. I was excited, but extremely apprehensive, for the surgery because it is known to be a pretty big one which casues quite a lot of pain and discomfort.

  • My Volunteer Story: Danielle

    18 Nov 2015

    My name is Danielle Keohane and I was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. Sounds like a confession I suppose! I'm not going to pretend I'm completely happy and proud of my cleft, but I'm no longer shamed of it, which has got to be a good thing!

  • Brave Lennon, age 8, takes on Man Size Challenge!

    2 Nov 2015

    This is the remarkable story of Lennon, age 8, who took part in the Junior Iron Run to say thank you to CLAPA!

  • 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.

  • Jacob & Kayleigh are in training for the Brighton Mini Mile 2015

    26 Mar 2015

    Jacob was born with a cleft lip and palate. Here, he tells us why he and his sister have decided to raise funds for CLAPA.

  • Adventure awaits for the team hitting the Azores for an adventure.

    Adventures in the Azores

    13 Mar 2015

    On Saturday 20th September Claire, Felipe (Claire’s partner), Hannah, Elisha, Elisa, Lizz, Ed, Danielle and Ryan ventured out to an unusually quiet and chilly Gatwick Airport to take a 3 and half hour plane journey to an airport of the opposite temperature on an unknown island slap-bang in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • An Adventure in Suffolk

    19 Oct 2012

    CLAPA Camp Adventure By Jenny Lancaster It is very nerve-wracking going somewhere you haven’t been to before, I admit: curiosity certainly killed my cat. But I knew that I was in for a good time –just look at all the new friends I made and you’ll see what I mean!!