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This page is brought to you courtesy of David and Virginia. Their son Geoffrey has given his permission for you to see his photos.

Geoffrey was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate.


The Great Bone Graft Surgery

1986, summer- Geoffrey is checked for blood pressure prior to the "big one"...

Geoffrey gives the Dr. the eye before surgery...









Comforting Mom before surgery...














Geoffrey says bye as
he goes off to surgery...



Geoffrey just out of recovery...
... miserable, hurting, & groggy..
.













A few hours later...
A happy camper... NOT...
Dig those ice packs!






36 hours later...
Off the IV's, eating,
feeling better by the hour...

 

 

 

 

As Geoffrey is released from the hospital, sister Arwen ponders, "Am I next?"












This is Geoffrey a few months after the bone graft surgery, with his "new look" after the swelling has gone down.




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