1 in 700 births worldwide is a cleft lip or palate. "Cranio" refers to the skull and "facial" to the face.
Love Without Reason operates on complex craniofacial syndromes on a case-by-case basis.
Craniofacial surgeons reconstruct damaged bone and tissue and improve deformities of the head, skull, face, nose, jaws, and associated structures.
Early surgery can minimize these conditions' impact on growth, development, and function for children with craniofacial anomalies. Those children born with these syndromes often have difficulty breathing, swallowing food, and speaking impairments.
Our holistic strategy treats syndromic children with a specialist team. The specialist team comprises cardiology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, audiology, orthodontics, nutrition, and speech and language therapy. The life and the future of every child are the utmost priority to our dedicated teams.
Cleft babies are unable to create the suction needed to breastfeed or drink from a standard bottle. They are also prone to gas and reflux caused by swallowing large amounts of air during feedings. In unreached poverty-stricken areas where resources are scarce, malnutrition is a preventable tragedy.
You can Nourish Hope for a tiny infant through your donation that purchases Dr. Brown's Bottles. These bottles are a valuable tool for helping cleft babies' health evaluations to qualify for surgery.