Tagged with:Parent Stories

  • Sarah and Luca’s Story

    8 Jul 2024

    Sarah Mahone got in touch with CLAPA over Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week this year to share her journey with her son Luca, who was born with a microform cleft lip.

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    Kaitlynn and Wyllow’s Story: Share A Smile

    29 Apr 2024

    Wyllow was born with cleft lip and palate. Her mum, Kaitlynn, shares their story with CLAPA.

  • Family Focus Group

    7 Feb 2024

    CLAPA is delighted to announce the launch of a new Family Focus Group in 2024.

  • Rebecca’s Story

    15 Sep 2023

    A guest blog from Rebecca providing cleft lip help and support from a parent's perspective to help other parents.

  • Matt’s Story

    13 Sep 2023

    I saw an advert for CLAPA Dad's Club and thought that would be perfect for me. Not only is it an opportunity for me to start to give back on all the support received, but I think dads generally don't talk much as a group, and hopefully, this can start to be the change of that.

  • Francesca’s Story

    2 Aug 2023

    Francesca's daughter Eva was born with a left-side cleft lip, palate, and gum notch. She shared their journey with us and what inspired her to set up an Instagram page to raise awareness.

  • Two people with Kiltwalk photobooth props

    Linsey Smart and family completed the Aberdeen Kiltwalk raising £1,500 for CLAPA

    12 Jun 2023

    Linsey Smart and family completed the Aberdeen Kiltwalk on the 4th of June, raising £1,500 so far in honor of Theo

  • Lucy’s Story

    14 Mar 2023

    During her pregnancy, Lucy found support by reading stories from other parents. Today she wanted to share her story to help others on their journey.

  • Kate and Sam’s Story

    30 Nov 2022

    Kate and Matt's son Max was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. She explained the support she received from CLAPA and our community and how it inspired her to fundraise.

  • Ellie’s Story

    7 Nov 2022

    Phoebe was born with a complete unilateral cleft lip, cleft palate, and alveolar gum notch. We received Phoebe's diagnosis, as many do, at our 20-week scan.