cleft palate
Photo Credit: Ms. Marie Berberea (TRADOC)
Abigail Barbatoe sits with her cleft palate teddy bear, Clefty. Monte's Bears for Clefts is an organization that was started by a mother and a grandmother of a little boy named Monte who had a cleft lip and palate. People can sponsor a teddy bear that has a matching scar to children who are undergoing surgery for cleft lips or cleft palates. "Clefty pretty much goes everywhere we go. I remember before Abi had her first surgery we just got her [teddy bear] in the mail and I cried. I cried, because somebody understood," said Aunna Barbatoe, Abigail's mom.
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