Four Clefts, One Family

Alexis GiannattasioFamily Stories, School-Aged Child

After receiving cleft diagnoses for four out of five children, Jane Stedman and her family decided to live a life that gives back. Ten years ago, our first child, Eden, was born with a cleft of her soft palate.  Being that … Read More

Vivienne: Five Years Later

Alexis GiannattasioFamily Stories, School-Aged Child

Five years ago, we wrote a story about our daughter, Vivienne, who was turning one years old –https://cleftline.org/vivienne/. Now she is almost 6-years-old, and I thought it would be nice to write an update.  Vivienne had an isolated cleft palate … Read More

Will’s Words

Alyssa KirkmanFamily Stories, School-Aged Child

“You’re going to have a boy!” Then in the next breath, “Please wait a moment, the doctor will be right in to speak with you.”  Those were the words my Mom and Dad heard the first time they saw me … Read More

Cora’s Story

Alyssa KirkmanFamily Stories, School-Aged Child

After six years of trying to start a family, we were overjoyed to learn that I was pregnant with our first child. Just as any normal expecting couple, we prepared as best as we knew how – stocking up on … Read More