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  • Carol’s Story

    3 Sep 2018

    Carol was born in 1948 with a cleft palate. In this short interview with CLAPA she shares how her confidence has grown over the years, and how she has moved on from being nervous about her speech to facing the crowds with confidence as a spoken word performer.

  • Keith in his hometown

    Keith’s Story

    20 Aug 2018

    As part of this short interview with CLAPA, Keith explains how he approaches confidence issues that can come with being born with a cleft, how his surgeries have affected the person he is today, and how grateful he is to the people he has met along the way.

  • 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!

  • Sabrina’s Story

    17 Aug 2018

    Sabrina decided to get in touch with CLAPA in the hope that parents of children born with a cleft and young people growing up affected by cleft might find it a source of comfort to hear from someone with her experiences.

  • jen now

    Jen’s Story

    13 Aug 2018

    I am 31 years old and 33 weeks pregnant with my first baby...we decided to have a private scan for peace of mind...during the consultation the sonographer diagnosed the baby with a cleft lip and (possible) palate - just as I was born.

  • A Message From Luke

    8 Aug 2018

    I’ve seen so many people being upset or feeling down because they have a cleft but I don’t it doesn’t really bother me and it shouldn’t really bother other people. I say be proud to have a cleft lip because it shows that we are strong ?

  • David’s Story

    6 Aug 2018

    As well as getting in touch about becoming a CLAPA Volunteer, David’s been kind enough to share his story in this interview, in the hope it will share some of his positivity with others in the UK Cleft Community.

  • #NHS70: Pat’s Story

    4 Jul 2018

    Pat was born in 1954 with a cleft lip and palate. She is currently a Cleft Nurse Specialist at the Birmingham Children’s’ Hospital. In this interview to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, she offers insight into the changes in cleft care over the years that she has experienced as both a patient and a professional.

  • 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.