I am absolutely obsessed with this video and song.
This post is for arabellakaylove
First, I want to say that I thoroughly enjoy reading everything you have to share about Arabella’s journey as 1 in 8500 children born with a cleft lip/palate. I was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate myself and endured surgeries from 4 months to 17 years of age. It was not easy and I cannot believe the struggles my mother went through. But like you, she was at my bedside every moment I was in that hospital. Major kudos to you Mama for staying strong.
Second, I want to share this video with you of a pet I was fortunate to meet at my work that was born with a cleft lip. Instead of euthanizing the puppy per usual, the owners kept her and raised her to adapt — and she’s doing great! Human medicine is paying more attention to canines born with the defect in order to better understand the defect. Since watching Arabella’s life in your photos, it looks like science and medicine is doing something right. :)