Read some of our inspiring patient stories from the Cleft.Net.East service.
According to the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA), there are around 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
“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