My Warrior

Alexis GiannattasioACPA Family Services News, Family Stories

My beautiful son, Jaxson, started to show me how strong he was just a few weeks after I found out I would be blessed with him. At our 12-week ultrasound, we found out Jax would have some sort of cleft … Read More

Embrace Your Face

Alexis GiannattasioAdult, Family Stories

I was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a complex craniofacial condition that causes facial malformations. For a long time, I felt trapped by my struggles, but now, I use my voice to help others. As a craniofacial awareness advocate, I … Read More

71 Years, A Blessed Cleft

Alexis GiannattasioAdult, Family Stories

By Tom TurbivilleCollege Station, Texas I was born in August of 1948 in Houston with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. There was no Dr. Google for my parents to answer their immediate questions, such as why their newborn son … Read More