After giving birth to our gorgeous baby girl Ava Isabella via emergency c section, we discovered the next day she had a cleft palate as new parents, we didn’t understand the new life we were about to be having with our daughter. We thought we would be home the next day, enjoying time with our daughter. When doctors were explaining all about cleft palate and how it can happen, and what other effects it can cause for her, We were so upset. Later on when doctors and specialists sat us down and told us the effects and what would be coming in the next few days, Ava had to have a feeding tube in place as she wasn’t able to latch on to a bottle. And this was the only way she could be fed. She also has to have specalist care, and an operation to repair her cleft palate in her mouth. Now adjusting to life with a new born baby with a cleft palate hasn’t been easy. There’s so much that she needs extra help with. Due to this it’s possible it will impact her hearing, speech, feeding, and teeth, later down the line when she’s months older. We are doing this page to raise awareness of her condition, to make people aware of what cleft palate is and to help with the cost of her supplies we need to help her in life. We are also setting us this page to help other parents going through the same with their children, and to help with more surgeries and research out there.