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Erika was born with a unilateral complete cleft lip and palate on February 14, 1997. Her photos are proudly presented to you by her parents, Charlotte and Bryan.
|This is our family sitting in a field of
Texas Bluebonnets. Erika is about 2 months old in this picture.
Erika at 3 months old. She loved to stand up already!
|Here is a close-up of Erika's cleft. Her
cleft is complete, from her gumline to her uvula. You can easily see her orthodontic
appliance in this picture.
Erika's portrait at 4 months and 10 days before her first surgery. Look at her beautiful widesmile!! Mommy was sad to see it go!
|The family portrait: Bryan, Charlotte, and
Erika modeling her new (1st) swimsuit. She does not have on her Micropore tape for this shot, and her scar appears red. Look at her blonde hair coming in.
|Erika on the 4th of July, 1997. She is almost
5 months old here and it was 3 weeks after surgery. What a ham!!! She's living it up at
her grandparents' house.
Erika with Hunter and Trevor, her Cleft Talk buddies. Their mommies, Charlotte and Edyie, have become great friends thanks to Cleft Talk, the Wide Smiles e-mail support list.
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