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Plastics & Craniofacial Surgery Patient Stories

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Find out what past and current patients that have visited the Fogelson Plastic Surgery & Craniofacial Center at Children’s Health℠ are saying about their experiences with our extraordinary staff of surgeons and nurses.

Ava’s Story

Ava’s Story

At 2 weeks old, Ava was diagnosed with sagittal craniosynostosis, a condition that causes the skull to fuse prematurely. Learn how early intervention and a minimally invasive approach gave her the best start in life.

Luc

Luc’s Story

Born in Haiti, Luc’s health was a complex puzzle that his plastics and craniofacial care team devoted themselves to solving so that he could heal and thrive. His adoptive family shares his story of resilience and courage.

ALT TAG WENDY

Wendy’s Story

Wendy was born with a complete right-sided cleft lip and submucous cleft palate. When she was 4 months old, she had reconstructive surgery. Read about Wendy’s journey and how her parents knew she was in the best hands possible.

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Juan’s Story

Juan is a playful toddler who loves the outdoors and all kinds of food, especially fruit and spaghetti. But feeding him has not always been easy for his mom, Claudia. Learn about the process of reconstructing Juan’s cleft lip and palate.

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Bridget's Story

Rather than dwelling on her diagnosis of cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), Bridget focuses on how she can bring smiles to others. Learn more about her treatments at Children’s Health. 

Rebecca's Story

Liliana’s Story

When an inflammation on Liliana’s cheek turned out to be a facial tumor, her mother turned to the experts at Children's Health. Learn about her extensive resection and reconstruction procedures – and her journey back to singing and dancing.

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Stephanie's Story

Fifteen-year-old Stephanie loves dancing. But after joining the dance team at her high school and wearing ponytails on a regular basis, all Stephanie could think about during performances was whether people noticed her ears.

Rebecca's Story

Rebecca’s Story

By the time she was nine years old, Rebecca had already undergone eight surgeries to correct her cleft lip. She’s faced challenges - physically and emotionally - that no child should have to bear. Through it all, however, if there’s one word to describe her, it’s strong.

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