Ethan's Story

Ethan was born with a severe bilateral cleft lip and palate.  His mother, Diane, discovered Ethan’s diagnosis at her twenty week pregnancy scan.  Diane was well prepared for Ethan’s birth and Ethan has continued to thrive from the very beginning.

When Ethan was three months his lip and nose were repaired with a three hour procedure. At the age of nine months his palate was repaired under the microscope using a relatively new technique of getting exact alignment of the palatal muscles. Ethan has developed well with beautiful speech and is enjoying school. Ethan can look forward to a very normal life.