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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
Surgery #1, lip repair. Practicing with Daddy on feeding with a Breck feeder
|3/27/98 "What's to smile
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
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,
|My 1st Thanksgiving. Gobble, gobble!
||My 2nd Christmas, 1998. 1 year old
(I was born 12/21/97)
Matthew, page 2
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