Beaux’s Cleft Journey!

On August 11th my wife and I were blessed with our baby girl Beaux! As a lesbian couple bringing a life in to this world we had plenty of worries. Unfortunately, we found out early in the pregnancy that our baby girl was going to be born with a cleft lip and palate. We did not take it well at first but we know now that with it I being 2022, these surgical procedures have gotten so much better over the years!

From birth, to now her medical bills have begun to stack up from copays and upfront costs. She was just recently fitted for a NAM which is a $2,000 device that fits to the roof of her mouth. The NAM is a pre surgical therapy device used to help reduce her cleft, bring together her top gun line, and nose before surgery at 4 months old. This piece was not covered by insurance so we had to come out of pocket for the upfront cost and are now on a payment plan for this $2,000 device. We will be taking her once a week to get her mouth piece adjusted and get ready for surgery. The next step is once her cleft gets closer her doctor will be adding a nostril piece to her NAM to help train her nostril cartilage to have an arch like the other side. Our little Beauxbie has to go through so much in just her first year of life and will continue to have procedures and therapy until she’s about 18 years old. A few things we know to expect in the future after this first year is a bone graph, tubes in her ears, speech therapy, teeth realignment, gum surgeries, weekly/bi-annually/annually check ups from all 5 of her specialist and so much more.

We knew this journey was going to be a tough one but its different once you are living it. We are making this GoFundMe account to help my wife and I cover her medical bills along with any future medical devices she may need. We want to bless this baby with everything our medical team has to offer. Any help at all will make a huge impact on Beaux`s future ahead. Our children count on us and we are reaching out for help. Thank you so much.

Malia & Shae Grimes

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Beaux Grimes
San Antonio, TX

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