Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation of Smiles

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About • Cleft lip or palate is one of the most common birth defects, affecting one in 600 children in the United States.
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• Cleft means "split" or "separate." During early pregnancy, separate areas of the face develop individually and then join together. If some parts do not join properly, the result is a cleft.

• Cleft lip or palate is one of the most common birth defects, affecting one in 600 children in the United States.

• Clefts in the United States occur more often in children of Asian, Latino or Native American descent.

• Compared with girls, twice as many boys have a cleft lip, both with and without a cleft palate. However, when compared with boys, twice as many girls have a cleft palate without a cleft lip.

• Cleft palate and cleft lip are the most common congenital defects of the head and neck.

• Unless treated surgically, cleft palate can interfere with feeding, speech development and hearing.

Come and be apart of our wonderful family here at The Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation Of Smiles!!!! You are always welcome here

Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation Of Smiles, is funded by our members and sponsor(s) and families throughout the US. Our parent(s) have made this network possible.









Mission Our Mission: is to educate and bring awareness to others around the world whose lives are touched by cleft lip and or/ palate and other Craniofacial anomalies by providing Support, Education, Advocacy, and Research
Overview Join our Network! A great way to meet new friends, share our concerns, get answers, and feel more confident. Parents, patients and families get the National information and support you need from the Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation Of Smiles.

© Community - Love - Encouragement - Family - Trust- Strength (C-L-E-F-T-S).
Get Support, Meet families, Build Relationships, Ask questions, Get Answers!!!

If you have questions about Surgeries, Feeding, Speech,Emotional issues, Syndromes, Battling insurance companies or even SSI, You will find all the information you need right here! Come and be apart of our wondeful network today.
Rachel Mancuso
CEO and Founder
Mother of twins with Cleft Lip and Palate. UCLP and BLCP

"We do not recommend any particular team, doctor ,hospital, other health care professional or any particular course of treatment or recommend one product over another".

The Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation Of Smiles is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship(s) that exists between a patient/site visitors and his/her
physician.

Any information collected by our website, such as email address, phone numbers and home address will never be passed on to any third party, unless required by law"

The Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation Of Smiles website does not host any form of advertisement on our site,any information posted in for information ONLY, you need to contact your health care providers and contact the manufacturer and maker of these products with any questions you may have.


Please contact
Rachel@cleftsmile.org
For more information.

We do not recommend any particular team, doctor,hospital, other health care professional or any particular course of treatment. .

The Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation Of Smiles is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship(s) that exists between a patient/site visitors and his/her physician."



Any information collected by our website, such as email address, phone numbers and home address will never be passed on to any third party, unless required by law"


The Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation Of Smiles website does NOT host any form of ADVERTISMENT on our site,any information posted in for information ONLY, you need to contact your health care providers and contact the manufacturer and maker of these products with any questions you may have.

Please DO Not post other networks on our site without permission from the CEO or our Board of Directors
Please contact
Rachel@cleftsmile.org
www.cleftsmile.org


Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation Of Smiles, is funded by our members and sponsor(s) and families throughout the US. Our parent(s) have made this network possible
Phone 616-329-1355
Web site www.cleftsmile.org
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