Life After Cleft Lip and Palate: Lydia's Remarkable Story

Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Life After Cleft Lip and Palate: Lydia's Remarkable Story

Born with a cleft lip and palate, Lydia had a health care journey ahead of her that included many complex surgeries. American Family Children's Hospital has an extensive health care team – from surgeons and dentists to speech pathologists and genetic experts – to help children and families faced with this genetic anomaly. She has now officially "graduated" from our program because she has completed all her treatments, but wants to share her story, so parents will know there can be a bright future ahead.