My Cleft Gallery

Growing up, I remember trawling through the internet, desperately trying to find images of children, teenagers and adults born with clefts. Nowadays it's easier with tools like social media (I'd especially recommend using Instagram), but for anyone who wants to see a cleft journey, here are some closeups from mine.

19 years old, after first jaw surgery
Cheering the London Marathon in 2019
19 years old, after second jaw surgery
A few months old, before repair surgery
18 years old
After running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in 2019
19 years old
Working for Smile Train, 21 years old
Working for Smile Train, 22 years old
A few months old, before repair surgery
Young teens
About 13 years old
20 years old, after nose surgery
20 years old, after nose surgery
21 years old, after nose surgery
20 years old, after nose surgery
About a year old, after first repair surgeries
20 years old, after nose surgery
About a year or two old, after initial surgeries
18 years old, before first jaw surgery
19 years old, before second jaw surgery
18 years old, after first jaw surgery
About 10 years old
19 years old
About a year old, after repair surgery
About 4 years old
20 years old, after nose surgery
About 8 years old
About 17 years old
20 years old, after nose surgery
About 8 years old (wearing cotton wool in my ears due to glue ear)
17 years old
17 years old
A few months old, before repair surgery
17 years old
About 13 years old
17 years old
14 years old
16 years old (ready for prom)
13 years old
19 years old, after first jaw surgery
About 4 years old
About 15 years old
About a year old, after repair surgery
20 years old, after nose surgery
21 years old, after jaw, nose and lip surgery