Tagged with: Your Stories

  • Ben’s Story

    15 Jun 2018

    Ben's dad, Mark, got in touch with CLAPA to share how proud he is of his son, who was born with a cleft lip and palate in 2001.

  • “Sometimes it is just nice to know you are not alone.”

    13 Jun 2018

    One mum got in touch with CLAPA to share the story of her and her baby's diagnosis, and to highlight the importance of knowing you're not alone when you or a loved one is affected by cleft.

  • Rebecca’s Story

    12 Jun 2018

    Rebecca got in touch with CLAPA to share her experience of growing up with a cleft palate, which was undiagnosed until she was 3 years old.

  • 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.

  • Fliss’ Story

    11 Jun 2018

    Following the birth of her wonderful little boy, Fliss wrote an open letter to share though CLAPA, to help other expectant parents feel supported and reassured.

  • Becky and George’s Story

    11 Jun 2018

    Our beautiful Lottie was diagnosed with a bilateral cleft lip and palate at our 20 week scan. This was a huge shock for both me and George, as this wasn't something we ever thought about or expected to hear. From that day on, we received loads of support and help from family and friends, and also from CLAPA through all the information they share and through other families' experiences and stories.

  • Emma and Pip’s Story

    8 Jun 2018

    For me personally, CLAPA helped me face my fears. The reassurance from other mummies that had been through exactly what I was experiencing helped me to deal with so many different emotions that were spinning around in my head - Was it my fault? Had I harmed my unborn baby? What had I done wrong? How could I have changed this? Would I be able to cope? Would we bond? - The list was endless.

  • Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2018

    7 Jun 2018

    As Volunteers' Week 2018 comes to an end, we wanted to say a huge thank you to all of CLAPA's amazing volunteers for your continued dedication and support.

  • Stavroulla’s Story

    6 Jun 2018

    "Why does your lip have a funny shape?" The question got me thinking, mostly about my smile and myself. I found it intriguing how a child’s brain works, as there’s no filter. Of course the question took me aback, but I simply answered as best I could with a reply of ‘everyone is born differently, these differences are what makes us unique and special’.

  • Jemma and Casper’s Story

    6 Jun 2018

    As Caspar's first birthday approaches, Jemma reflects on the past year, and on her and Casper's journey ahead.