Bilateral clefts experience extra pain.
Getting detailed and graphic.
Thank you. I stumbled upon your website after another evening of my bilateral cleft son going to the park and getting blasted with the plethora of names they call him, and I once again search for some inspiration to give him.
My son is 11 and has been made fun of so much that he really has become a social outcast. He started school in a new state last year and after years has zero friends. The names they call him. I try to impress upon him that some day these people will mean less than nothing in the grand scheme of life.
The issue is so much more than just looking different than the other kids, who have no clue about the physical and mental pain he endures, especially his fear of surgery. I often wish people could spend 24 hours in his skin to understand how it feels.
There are not enough words to explain how hard it is to watch the world watch Tyler. Spreading a message of hope as you are doing is a powerful thing. So, thank you very much.