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Amber was born on July 12, 1996, with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. Amber's pictures are presented to you by her father and mother, Dennis and Sue.

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This picture was taken when Amber was very new.

On October 19, 1996, Amber went in for surgery. These are pictures taken just before and after her surgery.

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The surgeon repaired Amber's lip and nose, and began the repair of her hard palate. She will have surgery again in February to repair her soft palate.

Amber in bed 2 hours after her surgery...

....and getting her stitches taken out.

A couple of family pictures...

...Amber with her brother David and sister Brandi.

Amber with a strawberry and with her grandfather (Sue's dad)...

...Amber's grandmother (Sue's mom) gave her this bear just before her 2nd surgery.

Amber, page 2

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