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Jennifer was born on December 19, 1977 with a unilateral cleft lip. Her pictures are presented to you by herself.

My dad, myself and my mom. May 1998, 20 years old - Graduated with an Associate's degree; on to now a 4-year institution.

April, 1999 - 21 years old. (pre-op), now a college Junior. Starting to gear up for my rhinoplasty in July of 1999.

4 months post-op. (October 1999) The rhinoplasty was very successful.

7 months post-op, December 1999.

I am celebrating my 22nd birthday with my yellow labrador, Casey.

"Courage is not defined by those who have not fought and not fallen, but it is defined by those who have fought, fallen, and risen again."

My sister Jamie and future brother-in-law, Steve are celebrating graduation with me. I cannot believe that I have finally made it to this day.

May 2000: I finally have my diploma in my hands. Also, a Magna Cum Laude, which was a wonderful surprise!

Pictured with close friend, Becky, also a 2000 graduate. We sure will miss each other.

 May 2002 - Shown with my professor and hero who has given me so much inspiration in my struggles. She truly has been a gift from God and I would not be where I am today without her.

6 weeks post-op from lip and scar revision surgery. Graduation May 2002. We all just received our M.A. in counseling  Shown here with fellow graduates Joy and Erin, the best friends that a girl could ever have.

Jennifer, Page 2

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