condition: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Peter’s Story

Peter was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate and was living in an orphanage in China when Lisa and Greg Burleson adopted him and took him home to Dallas, Texas. Peter underwent a couple surgeries elsewhere until his family found Dr. Richard Kirschner who performed another surgery on Peter when Dr. Kirschner was […]

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Evan’s Story

It was a wonderful day in May five years ago when Evan came into this world. While Evan’s parents were expecting his arrival, they were not expecting that he would have a medical condition which would require multiple surgeries. Evan was born with a cleft palate and bilateral cleft lip. Cleft lip and/or cleft palate […]

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Helping Teagan Thrive

When her twins were just a grainy image on an ultrasound, Jennifer’s doctor pointed out an important difference in their faces. Teagan had a cleft lip. She would later be diagnosed with a cleft palate as well. The discovery jolted Jennifer into constant worry. She feared what people would think when they saw her daughter’s […]

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