Read some of our inspiring patient stories from the Cleft.Net.East service.
One in 700 babies born with a cleft around the world, of which 1,200 are born in the UK every year. However, there has only ever been one cleft baby so uniquely woven together as Mia.
“Just because it’s not obvious doesn’t mean it’s not there”. This is the case for Freya, now 6 years old and born in the middle of “Cleft lip and palate awareness week”. Freya was born with an isolated cleft palate, which was undiagnosed until she was 10
“Taylor’s older brother was born with a unilateral cleft lip and, because of its genetic nature, when mum was 25 weeks pregnant with Taylor she was asked if she would like to come to Addenbrooke’s for a 3D scan.