Health, July 30, 2021, 7:36 a.m.

July Cleft Lip & Craniofacial awareness, Fitness Fanatics and other heroes

Author: riaan@wecanchange.co.za

National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, we aim to raise awareness of children living with these conditions.

 

 

Craniofacial and Cleft Awareness Month

 

National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, we aim to raise awareness of children living with these conditions.

 

 

Cleft Lip
A cleft lip refers to the physical separation of the two sides of the upper lip that appears as a visible gap in the upper lip. This occurs early on during pregnancy when there is not enough tissue formed in the mouth or lip area and the available tissue fails to join together properly. Although the lip and the palate develop separately, a cleft lip is often linked with a cleft of the palate (internal cleft). This may cause problems when feeding the child, requiring medical intervention. If untreated it may lead to poor speech development.
It is always repairable, most often with excellent results.

 

Craniosynostosis
Craniosynostosis is a condition caused by the premature closing of one or more of the sutures of bones in the skull. Children with craniosynostosis may have an abnormal skull shape or forehead, asymmetrical eyes and or ears, and may experience raised intracranial pressure (pressure inside the skull) which can cause delays in development or permanent brain damage if not corrected. Baby Hope is proof that one’s hope and faith are restored post-surgery

 

Fifty Shades Fitter for Fitness Fanatics

 


What better way than getting into the groove this summer than joining us, Imperial Wanderers Stadium and Planet Fitness for a fitness event on the 29th August 2021.

 

 
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Cleft Hero

 

Together, let's jump into action and make every child feel like a #superhero.
Donate to children's facial surgeries.

 

 
I WOULD LIKE TO HELP MAKE A CHILD FEEL LIKE A #SUPERHERO
 

Nicci Boutique Sharing Smiles

 

Get to your favourite Nicci Boutique or shop online as they will be donating R 10 for every purchase to kids in need. This initiative will be taking place from the 30th July until the 6th August 2021.