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  • Elizabeth’s Story

    10 May 2016

    "I remember when I went to see Isaac in recovery and didn’t know what to expect and I was terrified but after a few hours he was even trying to smile and I feel in love with him all over again. Although to this day, I will always miss his wonderful cleft smile."

  • Katie’s Story

    10 May 2016

    "Cody has had his first surgery and although we miss his wide smile we are head over heels in love with his newest look. We really enjoyed the walk at the weekend and look forward to more events in the future."

  • Ignorance Hurts

    10 May 2016

    On day four of Awareness Week, we're excited to introduce a new project exposing the reality of cleft lip and palate in the UK.

  • Jasper’s Story

    10 May 2016

    "I knew what a cleft lip was, and I love all things quirky and unique and I knew that he would be beautiful no matter what. In the grand scheme of things, it wasn't anything life threatening, it could have been a hell of a lot worse."

  • Suzzie’s Story

    10 May 2016

    Suzzie was born with a cleft lip and palate in 1989. This is her story about growing up with a cleft, dealing with multiple surgeries, and how she learned to love what makes her unique.

  • #MyCleftStory

    9 May 2016

    Whatever your connection to cleft, whatever your experience, we want YOU to join our conversation this Awareness Week and help us get everyone talking about cleft. All you have to do is share your story on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #MyCleftStory.

  • Things Can Only Get Better

    6 Apr 2016

    From the first contact, CLAPA have supported me giving me advice and reassurance through my ante-natal tests, the birth, the many appointments and subsequent surgeries my baby had to undergo and the difficult learning curve of feeding a cleft baby. I don’t think I could have got through it without them and I know my son, now an adult, still enjoys interacting with the CLAPA community via social media.

  • Adult with a repaired cleft lip

    Sandra’s Story

    22 Jan 2016

    Sandra was born with a cleft lip in the 60s, and in 2014 underwent major surgery which included a septoplasty, rhinoplasty, an alveolar bone graft and a lip revision.

  • 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!