💙 (Story): “Hello everyone! My name is Henry Baddour and I am 19 years old. And as some of you may know, I am the founder of CleftProud. I was born with a bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate in UNC Hospitals in North Carolina. I have had more than 15 surgeries related to my Cleft between the ages of less than a year up to age 17 and all but one were done with the Craniofacial Team at UNC. Now, I am a Freshman at UNC Chapel Hill majoring in Business. Having a Cleft has definitely had its ups and downs but I wouldn’t trade having a Cleft or my experiences related to it for anything. It made me who I am today and it has given me a perspective on life I wouldn’t have otherwise had. During the recovery of most major surgery (jaw surgery) in 2015 which held me out of school for a half a year, I felt very alone and wanted to talk to people who had been though exactly what I was going through. So I decided to look online for anything like that and all I found were resources that connected parents of Cleft children which is great but there wasn’t anything for those children when they grow up. In light of that, I decided to create that needed resource on my own and created CleftProud so no other child/teen/adult who was born with a Cleft had to feel alone like I did. I can definitely say #IAmCleftProud thanks to my amazing girlfriend and family. My goal in creating CleftProud is to help everyone else affected by Cleft to become proud of who they are and what they look like. In addition to being an emotional resource, we aim to serve as an informational resource to everyone affected as well which includes parents, children, teens, adults, family members, and friends. We also work to raise awareness for Cleft Lip and Palate around the world. I am so thankful to all of you who have made all of this possible. I still cannot believe we are now the largest Cleft-related community and resource out there! I am so excited for what is in store for @CleftProud as this is still just the beginning. Feel free to message me if you have any questions or would like to chat!” 💙 Go to www.CleftProud.com for more information 💙
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Dog or Lion? 🦁 Mummy has booked me in for my first ever trip to the groomers for a hand strip next week. I’m 10 1/2 months old now and as you can see I’m very fluffy! I’m also going to try out doggy day care! Wish me luck 🐾✨🤪