This adventure...it isn't what you planned, is it?
Here are some links to help you understand
the blessing you have been given,
the blessing of your beautiful, wonderful child with a cleft!
By Emily Perl Kingsley
By Lori Borgman Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service
By Erma Bombeck (link to a fan website)
A Lesson In Self-Worth
The Bible, New International Version
A cleftAdvocate page
An incredible man with an incredible message!
By Sam Levenson (1911-1980) from his book: "In One Era & Out the Other"
A touching poem by a member of the cleftAdvocate family
A cleftAdvocate mother writes to her son
A cleftAdvocate mother's poem for her daughter
By Marianne Williamson, an excerpt from her book, "A Return to Love"
Actor Stacy Keach writes to a young boy who has a cleft
A poem by Martha White and Angela Nicole Mullins
A personal site posts this inspirational, eye-opening piece
By Maureen K. Higgins (link to a Special Needs Homeschooling website)
Letter received by a member of the Cleft Advocate family
From the *Share Your Story* feature of the Hopkins CCDD website
By Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post Staff Writer
By Lois Fraser
A cleftAdvocate page, includes inspiration and education book selections