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“It's amazing what your cleft journey will do to your life when you embrace it.”
In honor of Cleft Awareness Month 2021, Smile Train's Cleft Community Advisory Council presents real-life stories of growing up with a cleft or being the mom to a child with a cleft from people who have been there.
How Jasmine went from fear and self-doubt upon receiving the news that her baby would have a cleft to raising a six-year-old who is #CleftProud.
"There's power in my cleft."
Clefts are not just "fixable."
When Chelsea learned Luca would be born with a cleft, she couldn't find a community to comfort her. So she started her own.
Overcoming stigma "taught me just what a strong and determined woman I am."
Her family's motto: “May Your Smile Change the World.”
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