It's crazy how fast a year has gone by. It's also insane that all the worries we once we're experiencing are way behind us leaving us with a minor touch-up surgery before kindergarten and braces once his big boy teeth come in. A few months ago we went in for a cleft clinic where everyone in the cleft team was present. We were shuffled from room to room, nine doctors inspecting, looking at gums, asking if he speaks, a third hearing test...you get the picture. We are more than grateful that our sweet boy is not the typical cleft patient. He has all his teeth, though the worry of adult teeth missing is still a worry. He is speaking and growing (up not out). The knot that once existed in his gums now has a tooth protruding through it and the knot in his lip is still a little thick so before the school days begin we will have that fixed. His right nostril is still slightly smooshed and one day he might request surgery and we will gladly have that fixed for him. We're still very blessed that we have Kaiser, they have been amazing and our insurance covers everything that is related to his once birth defect. This is why we want to give back.
If you remember back in October we were doing a fundraiser in his name through Operation Smile to raise enough money for four surgeries. We are one surgery away from meeting our goal. If you would like to donate to this life changing surgery please e-mail me here. It only takes $225 to alleviate one child a lifetime of pain.