"My name is Amos Taylor and I am 20 years old. This is a before and after picture of my surgery 3 months ago my top jaw needed to move 22mm forward but they could only get it forward 15mm because I got a really bad infection which spread to my eye I had to have 2 surgeries to get rid of infection, I am waiting till July 25th till my next surgery when hopefully they can move it forward some more, this journey has been incredibly hard but I have become a much stronger person for it." - @amostaylor20
💙 (Story): Hey! My name is Amos and I am 20 years old and have cleft lip and palate! This is a before and after picture of my surgery 3 months ago my top jaw needed to move 22mm forward but they could only get it forward 15mm because I got a really bad infection which spread to my eye I had to have 2 surgeries to get rid of infection. I am waiting till July 25th till my next surgery when hopefully they can move it forward some more, this journey has been incredibly hard but I have become a much stronger person for it. I am for sure #CleftProud . 💙 Go to www.CleftProud.com to join our online community!
"My name is Matthew. I'm 14years old & I too was born with a bilateral cleft lip & palate. I'm from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada & play Rep Basketball for a great team I now consider family. I've had too many surgeries to count, including 2 bone graphs. Neither took & now I need another. I'm lucky to have made a close friend like @bighilla44 who gave me the best advice when I was 9 years old, "Earn their respect on the court, earn that respect through competition & sport!" - @slackeroo_slacker
Omg, how cool is this?! Smile Train has recently launched a FREE, interactive smartphone application for children with speech problems caused by cleft. It uses stories, games, and songs to help children with clefts improve their speech. The App also gives children who wouldn’t normally have access to speech services a better opportunity to receive the care they need.
It's available on both iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded in the Apple and Google Play stores. 👇🏾 Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devworms.smiletrain_ingles&hl=en
Apple store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-games-and-practice/id1353934994?mt=8
I’ve had some lovely cards and flowers wishing me a easy and speedy recovery!💛 The pain isn’t as bad as I was expecting which is a plus and my nose is looking amazing, I can’t believe how different it looks. Can’t wait for the swelling to start going down, so I can see the real results. I cried so much when I saw it for the first time two days ago, I can’t thank Dr Ahmad enough! Feeling so greatful 🌸
"Hi, my name is Nicoli, I'm Brazilian, and I'm dating a beautiful woman (@theandy2), who has one-sided cleft lip and palate. A beautiful scar that starts from the upper lip and reaches the nose. I'm in love with it! My girlfriend, my woman ❤" - @nicollipoliana
This little Princess is 2 years old today! I can't believe it! Where has all the time gone!! She has grown soo much! She has so much energy and is just like her big brother Blake, curious and adventurous and afraid of nothing. She will have some challenges as well with her Cleft Lip, but she's already showing how tough she is. I love you soo much Scarlett!! 😘 Happy 2nd Birthday Princess!! 🎂🎉💝🎈💓 #happybirthday#birthdayprincess#2ndbirthday#2yearsold#cleftlipprincess#1in700
💙 (Story): Hi I'm Tiffany and I'm 32 from the UK ! I am #CleftProud and wanted to share my story with you. I have had 4 operations when I was a baby and more are possible for further improvements but I am very happy as I am now and I don't want to change who I am. I'm very proud of who I have become and how I look, I now like to use my experience to encourage others to be confident in themselves! Be #CleftProud ! 💙 Go to www.CleftProud.com to learn more!
"Hi everyone! I am Shivani from India. I am 20 year old. I was born with bilateral cleft lip and cleft palate. I've undergone 8 surgeries. I've had 2 bone grafting and several lip surgeries. Like all my buddies with a similar condition, I also received many mean comments but I learnt to overcome. I would like to thank my parents. They teaches me to love myself, to focus on my ambitions and I wanna thank this page too, which is combining us and inspiring us. I am proud to be me." - @shivanimahalingappa
I cannot be more grateful to the hard working, sassy, strong women in my life. My mum and grandma(s). You guys have held down unbelievable careers, had successful relationships and raised kids, you travel nonstop, your both fitter than me and never cease to have a smile on your faces.
You have taught me to always be myself no matter what. Thanks for being my cheerleaders and happy mothers day 💕
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there! 💙 Look at this amazing #CleftCutie !! 💙 Go to CleftProud.com for our #CleftProud Wristbands! 💙 Always remember you are not alone. You have so many people in our @CleftProud Community who are ready to support you in every single way they can. 💙
My surgery is all over and done with and I'm uncomfortable and in pain and have slept most of the time since but it'll all be worth it in the end. My sister took this photo of the surgeons drawings that he drew for my operation and I find it absolutely amazing. It's like a piece of art.
I don't think our surgeons understand how much they truly help change our lives. How do you say thank you? Thank you really isn't enough..
My boy is most definitely my hero.. on Friday Cameron had a "redo" of his Cleft lip repair and a nose lift. He is swollen and sore but does not complain.. this is what makes me feel I've done ok as a Mum 😍😘 #mysonmyhero#cleftstrong#1in700#cleftlipandpalate
"Hello! I am Gracie, I'm 18 years old and I have a cleft lip on the right side. Starting from a very young age my parents taught me to love myself unconditionally, despite my differences.
I have felt self conscious, but I have also learned to overcome it. I hope that all parents of children with cleft lips and pallets are able to raise their children with the same mentality that mine did. We are all beautiful and beauty must be embraced. I have learned to love myself unconditionally and embrace all of my uniqueness!
Also, my parents used to tell me that a cleft lip just gives one a bigger and brighter smile😊" - @graciee.babiee
Han entrado una, dos, tres o hasta seis veces en quirófano. Cada vez que lo hacen, a nosotros -los papás y mamás- se nos pone un nudo en el estómago que no se nos quita hasta que los volvemos a ver. Pero ellos, ellos entran animados a quirófano, algunos hasta sonriendo, otros incluso tranquilizándonos. Son fuertes, son valientes.
Para este domingo, queremos mandar un abrazo enorme a todas esas familias que estos días están pasando o a punto de pasar por este duro trago. Confiad en ellos. Tansmitidles tranquilidad. Son únicos nuestros pequeños luchadores. #1in700#asafilapjoven#asafilap#teregalomisonrisa
Meet Tere! I first noticed Tere on our first day by the pool in #Cabo - she was the bright light, getting everyone cozy in their sun loungers, and making the most perfect towel bed! Her smile was contagious, and I noticed her scar above her lip which resembled mine.. finally on our last day, I got the courage to ask her if she, like me, was born with a Cleft Lip. She got very shy and embarrassingly said yes- but her demeanor changed when I told her I had one too, and we got to chat about our experience growing up as #cleftie (s)! It’s a bond that I get to share now with Tere, as well as with 1 in 700 people in the world- and I consider it a badge/scar of honor and uniqueness! Thank you for opening up to me, Tere!!! 💗💗💗 #cleftlip#cleftstrong#cleftpalate#cabo#mexico#travel#wanderlust#love#onelove#mom#momblog#blog#1in700
💙 (Story): Meet @SmileTrain patient Zachary. He was born in Ethiopia with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. Because of his cleft, he had trouble eating and was malnourished. Fortunately, thanks to 100%-free cleft repair surgery from @SmileTrain, his life was saved. Now, Zachary is a happy, healthy, creative, energetic, and curious five-year-old who was adopted and now lives in the United States. He loves to hike, swim, sing, and entertain those around him….. he definitely makes full use of his great smile! Smile Train has provided over 1 million new smiles to kids just like Zachary since 1999. Their sustainable model empowers local doctors to provide cleft care in their own communities. To learn more about Smile Train and how they are changing the world one smile at a time please visit smiletrain.org. 💙 And remember, be #CleftProud and go to CleftProud.com! 💙
😏 I played more than just soccer growing up; I wasn't great at football but I was always the quarterback 🏈 .
Looking forward to launching the new and improved site! Stay tuned Instagram fam 🤩 .