¡Hoy es el día! 🎉🎉🎉🤩 Oficialmente les presentamos el nuevo evento que creamos para recaudar fondos: un brunch campestre para disfrutar en familia 🥛🍎🍌🥞🍳🥐🥧. Todos disfrutaremos de un delicioso desayuno-almuerzo en medio de un colorido ambiente con temática de COCO 🎃👻🤩. Tu colaboración será destinada para la operación de 30 niños con labio fisurado o paladar hendido, misión que se realizará este noviembre en Latacunga 😊. ¡Únete a esta causa!
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When it's 85 degrees outside & you dive into the corn pit.. 🤪😅
Where are you FALL?! We ready!! 🌽
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How sweet is this outfit I nabbed in the Morrison’s sale! £3!!! We had to go out today and buy some more newborn sleepsuits as Arlo was in 0-3 so quickly and we expected Nova to be the same. We’re at day 11 and not yet back at birthweight but we are gaining now finally! 🙌🏻 The special squeeze bottle are really helping with feeding with his cleft lip. #cleftstrong#cleftproud#1in700
God, thank you for blessing our family 🍁🍂 ⠀ I can’t believe I’m 6 months pregnant: time is flying 🎃
Again we're late posting this month. Surgery isn't easy on anyone especially a baby. I have to admit that I would squish Vale's face to try to imagine what she would look like after surgery. Never would have I imagined this. Surgeon's are doing God's work. Cleft mommas know that feeling when you get to see your baby after surgery. It's like you're meeting your baby for the first time all over again. We're nowhere near done with surgeries, but I think this first one was a huge deal. You're lucky if you've never seen your child in extreme pain. I won't ever forget seeing her for the first time after surgery, or will I ever forget seeing my baby scream/cry in pain. This child is the definition of strength ❤💋👨👩👧👦
A fun (& hot 😅) day @4dfarm 🎃
Don't mind the pizza all over their faces 😜 They had a blast!
Every time I look at pre surgery pics, I am more and more mesmerized by how perfect you have been since the moment you were created. I am the luckiest mama in the world to be yours, my sweetest boy💙 #cleftproud#cleftstrong
The incredible Dr. Emmanuella has not only volunteered in six medical missions, but is also one of the leaders at Operation Smile Ghana’s nutrition program - which helps malnourished children gain enough weight to safely undergo anesthesia to receive their cleft surgery. “I never looked back. Indeed, this was the best way to give back – being able to give hope and a smile to families who were once broken from the social stigma of cleft.”
- Dr. Emanuella, Medical Volunteer, Pediatrician #cleftstrong#cleftproud#cleftsmile#medicalvolunteer#cleft#operationsmilecanada#operationsmile
4 months! Easton is still just a little peanut at 11 pounds - despite loving all the milk 🤱 🍼 . He has been sleeping through the night for a month (happy mamma🙏🏼)He’s rolling from front to back and so close to getting the back to front mastered. He loves showing off his new smile to anyone who makes eye contact with him, talking and laughing at his brother, and is the sweetest little boy💙 #cleftcommunity#cleftstrong#cleftmom#cleftlip#cleftcutie#cleftproud#4months#cleftlipandpalate
Big round eyes, and a big round belly to match 🐽 Love this little face so much.
Woke up at 6am on a Saturday for the annual San Antonio #CleftStrong 5k! We got to meet so many amazing cleft warriors, young and old. And Christian was obviously a huge hit because who wouldn’t love her? This time last year, I knew nothing about clefts other than what I’d seen on the Operation Smile commercials. It’s amazing how much can happen in a year. How something you never associated with yourself becomes such a big part of your world. Look at this tribe of people who showed up for Christian! Not pictured is also our amazing neighbors who babysit Christian. I love this tribe of people who rally around our baby girl. She is so loved ❤️ Like my mom’s shirt says, “no one fights alone in this family.” #cleftstrong#cleftproud#differentisbeautiful
💙 (Story): Hi I'm Marissa and I'm from Perth, Western Australia. Most people are unaware that I was born with a cleft palate. At 6 months old I had an operation to repair my palate. The surgery was successful but shortly after the operation I had an aneurysm and was rushed back into surgery. I was given a blood transfusion because I had lost a lot of blood. After this period I saw many speech and hearing specialists but because of this I always felt that people were judging and assessing me constantly according to society's expectations. I was shy, withdrawn, self-conscious & anxious. Psychologists labelled me with lower than average social skills. In primary school I barely had any friends and I would never speak out loud in class for fear of judgement. This also meant I was a target for bullying. In my 20s and now in my 30s I have consistently worked hard to overcome my anxiety about socialization and my internal self-talk to myself. I am more accepting and proud of myself nowdays. I realize being born with a cleft palate has made me a resilient and brave human being. I can now say I am #CleftProud! 💙 Send us your stories through our DM or to [email protected] with your story and picture!
Long Post Alert* ”This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!”🙏✨ The last few months have been very challenging to say the least. I’ve been overwhelmed, sad, upset, angry, freighted and very emotional. At our 20 week anatomy scan we were so excited to see our baby and find out the gender.
Our doctor gave us the great news that everything looked healthy and was growing normal. She then gave us some unexpected news and informed us that our son would be born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate, but ensured us that this was not our fault and there is surgery that can correct it. 1 in 700 children are born with cleft lip/palate annually.
We were initially so shocked by this news, as we feared the challenges that our son would face. Would he be okay? Was it our fault? What could we do about it now? How severe would it be? How would we cope as a family? What would friends and family say?
Since we have found out we have researched, asked questions and tried to find as much information out as possible. It’s still a process and we are finding out more each day. We know that there will be many challenges ahead, but we know that God will guide us and help us through each of them.
God, thank you for blessing us with a healthy, handsome son. We may not always understand what happens to us, or why? But we trust in you Lord. We know that with your will there is a way.
What I do know is that God has perfect plans, he does all things well, and sometimes he entrusts hard things to us because of who he wants us to be. We are strong and will teach our son to embrace his scars, embrace his life-the one that you created so delicately and wonderfully.
To our unborn son, we love you so much already. You are unique, strong and we can’t wait to meet you. As a family and with Gods help, we promise to protect you, guide you and be stronger than ever. You chose us and we are so thankful for you.
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Just found Vivian’s cleft palate bear!! I totally forgot her Craniofacial Team gave this to us. She’s asleep right now (her and I are sick 😢) but I can’t wait to give it to her.
When Elania first arrived at Operation Smile’s medical mission in the Dominican Republic this past May, she was overwhelmed with joy when her daughter Milagros was selected for surgery.
Unfortunately, shortly after arriving at the mission, Milagros fell ill, and was deemed unhealthy enough to undergo safe surgery. Elania did not give up hope, and last month Milagros returned to the mission site in Dominican Republic, where she was deemed healthy enough for safe surgery. Thanks to our generous donors, Milagros finally has a smile and future she deserves. #asmilechangeseverything#medical#cleftproud#cleftstrong#cleft#smile#motherslove#health#operationsmile#operationsmilecanada
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It is feeling more and more like fall! It is raining here today (in Arizona) and we had to get outside to enjoy the rare rainy day. Poppy zeroed in on our pumpkins and spent the whole time climbing and pushing the rolly-polly pumpkin on our front patio.
My little teddy bear 🐻 We got wrapped up warm this morning and went for a walk in the rain. Noa wore her new wellies and splashed in puddles. Days like this make me so thankful for everything we have 🍃
Turning a disability into a song.
New video is up on my YouTube channel. I covered Mama Knows Best by @jessiej. My cover was inspired by @singer4jesus cover. I know I talk about Gen way too much but she is amazing!!! She has inspired me so much!!! She has an amazing voice and a heart for the Lord. Her family seems pretty amazing too. I want to meet them all.
This song has a great message. I want to dedicate this song to my Mom. Even though she is no longer on this earth she did know best. I don’t think I did this song justice because I’m not a powerhouse singer but I wanted to sing this song anyway. Link is in my bio.
💙 (Story): Hello all! My name is Krystel and I want to share the story of my little girl Yara! She was born on June 6, 2018 in the Netherlands. She was born with a bilateral cleft lip and cleft palate. We heard that news at the 20-week ultrasound and were shocked. Fortunately, we had a lot of support from Yara’s aunt who works as a speech therapist for children with clefts. She told us all about it. On Friday, October 5, Yara will get her first surgery in Tilburg with doctor Nimmen. We are very excited but nervous. Wish us luck! 💙 We are #CleftProud! 💙