This is 2 year-old Juge who recently had her cleft palate repaired. Before her surgery, she struggled to eat and speak. Now, her eating has improved and she is working with Sally Peet, our speech therapist. In a few years, she will be able to go to school and will never have to face the rejection that a cleft causes.
Cleft repairs are my favorite surgery because of how quickly we can change someones life (and they normally involve children :).