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Matthew Alexander was born on December 21, 1997 with a complete unilateral cleft lip and palate. His pictures are presented to you by his parents David & Teice.

Our beautiful Matthew (which means 'Gift from God'), 3 days old.

Matthew at 3 months - 3 days prior to lip repair. What a smile!

3/98 "I'm getting better at this"

Surgery #1, lip repair. Practicing with Daddy on feeding with a Breck feeder

3/27/98 "What's to smile about?"

Surgery #1, lip repair. 3 days post-op.

I feel like "Rocky" after a few rounds with Apollo..."Yo Adrian"

That's my mommy!

Surgery #1, lip repair. 10 days post-op.

Here I am getting my stitches out...I don't feel a thing.

Here I am with Daddy at my 1st baseball game! (3 months post-op)

Surgery #2, soft palate closure.

This is the only picture we have of this surgery (it was the toughest one). "That's my new soft palate".

Mommy & me. My 1st Halloween, 1998.

My 1st Thanksgiving. Gobble, gobble! (1998)

My 2nd Christmas, 1998. 1 year old (I was born 12/21/97)

Matthew, page 2

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