Cleft lip and palate patient stories

Our Cleft Lip and Palate booklet

Sometimes children or their parents can feel low about having a cleft lip or palate but we see that most of the time, they forget about having a cleft. Despite the stresses of treatment, these children and their families are funny, beautiful, talented and caring.

Every child and family have a different experience. That's why we developed a booklet that gives some insight into the journeys, fears, thoughts and positive achievements of children and families who are coping with cleft lip or palate. We hope parents who have recently heard that their child has a cleft lip and/or palate will draw strength from these stories. If you are one of our patients or have a cleft lip and/or palate it's important to know that you are not alone.

Download our booklet: Cleft lip and palate - my story[pdf] 955KB

Diary of a cleft family

One of our families who are passionate about sharing their experiences with other families have a blog about how they deal with cleft palate.

Please visit their blog to find out more about their experiences with cleft palate and follow them on their journey.

Visit the cleft palate blog

Before and after photos

Corrective surgery can have a huge impact on cleft lip and palate. View our before and after photos to see the difference it can make.

Before and after cleft surgery photos [pdf] 2MB

Young boy reading in the waiting room