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Julian was born on October 6, 1999 with a complete cleft of the soft palate. The repair was done successfully on August 9, 2000 and it should be his only major cleft related surgery. Julian's pictures are presented to you by his parents, Tom and Jessie.

Our angel baby Julian, 5 days old.

Julian drinking breastmilk from his Haberman feeder.

Look really close -- can you see the cleft?

Christmas 1999 -- Jessica, Julian, Brendon and Tom.

Daddy and Julian, the day before palate surgery. He's 10 months old.


(R) Mommy holding Julian about 2 hours post-op. Poor baby looks so beat up.

And here's Tom giving Jess a rest the next day. See how much better he looks the next day? What a difference a day can make!

Two weeks post-op and arm restraint free!! Julian recovered so well and we are so proud of him!

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