Tagged with: Parent Stories

  • #FundraisingFriday: Kyle’s Fundraising Story

    13 Mar 2018

    From Day 1 of finding out, at my partners 20 week scan, that our son had a cleft lip and possible pallet, CLAPA have been there to guide and support us through the unknown. As a family we could not thank the CLAPA team enough. That's why I decided, once my beautiful son was born, that it was time to give something back.

  • Kirsty’s Story

    1 Feb 2018

    It can be hard to know what to expect when your child is waiting for surgery. Kirsty got in touch to share her experience with her son, and explain what's changed for them.

  • Karla and Kelsie’s Story

    6 Jan 2018

    When I was expecting Kelsie, the doctors told me and her dad that if she survived birth, they could only give her an expected eight week life span. Well, she’s proved doctors wrong! She’s a little fighter.

  • Matt and Rebecca’s Story

    11 Dec 2017

    My son James was born with a unilateral, left sided, cleft lip and palate in 2008. The news was devastating of course and was hard to come to terms with, as me and his Mum, Laura, were only 17/18 at the time. However, over the years James has overcome various operations and difficulties, growing up into the brilliant young man he is today.

  • CLAPA News 2017

    8 Dec 2017

    Welcome to our 28th annual magazine, packed full of stories and updates from all sectors of the CLAPA Community. Read it now online or order your paper copy.

  • Isaac’s Story

    16 Jun 2017

    Isaac arrived on 19th October 2008, a week late, but we seemed to have a healthy first child. Everything was new to us; breastfeeding, sleeping (or lack of), settling him. We left hospital assuming everything was fine. I wanted to feed him myself, however when we got home the problems started.

  • Cardiff Bay Sponsored Walk & Oliver’s Story

    15 May 2017

    Watch this short video about the Cardiff Bay Sponsored Walk 2017, featuring a short interview with 7-year-old Oliver who raised over £750!

  • Two Sides – Indy’s Story

    10 May 2017

    It was difficult watching my partner deal with her feelings of guilt over not being able to feed our daughter, and although we had been advised all was normal, I felt continual concern over Eva-Rose’s inability to feed - something just wasn’t right to me.

  • Ethan’s Story

    19 Dec 2016

    He then went really quiet all of sudden, and said to us "Have you ever heard of a cleft lip and palate?”

  • Laura’s Story

    3 Dec 2016

    It was hot July and I was impatiently awaiting the birth of our daughter. I was 10 days overdue and getting more impatient by the hour! I was due to be induced in the morning and had a feeling of scared excitement; I just couldn't wait to meet her! The next morning came and everything went to plan, I was induced at 9am and by 11am I was in early labour, a lot quicker than I was expecting!