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Sheldon was born with a complete bilateral cleft lip including just a notch in his alveolar ridge and a complete cleft of the soft palate. There are no other family members with clefts. These pictures are presented to you by Sheldon's parents, Duane and Kathy and his brother Tyler.

On September 20, 1995 we welcomed our little one to the world! Weighing in at 9 lbs., 15.2 ounces he was the talk of the nursery -- because of his size, not his cleft!

At 4 weeks old - giving us a big old smile!
Can you see the cleft of his soft palate?

7 weeks old. Sheldon had a surgery for pyloric stenosis (not cleft-related) 2 weeks prior to this picture but he is recovering well and "fattening up" in preparation for his lip repair.

At 9 weeks old, both his lip and soft palate were repaired. This Christmas photo is 1 month post op. He is now 3 months old & ready for the holidays!

10 months old and looking good. Gotta love
those beautiful eyes! (Mom sure does!)

Sheldon with his big brother Tyler. Sheldon looks a lot like Tyler did as a baby.
If not for his cleft, Mom & Dad would take longer sorting through their baby pictures!

Sheldon and Mom, Kathy.

"The boys": Sheldon, Tyler, and Dad, Duane. (Sheldon is 9 months old here)

And the whole family together on February, 1997.
(Sheldon is 17 months)

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