It’s my honor to introduce our very first “Shands Project” model: Ting. Ting’s photos will be used for educational materials as part of this on-going project. Through the “Shands Project”, we strive to bring awareness of craniofacial conditions and compassion to those affected by Cleft Lip & Palate. Our models are encouraged to be themselves during their shoot, but most importantly, to embrace their beauty!
Did you know:
Cleft lip & Cleft palate affect 1 in 700 births.
Many patients undergo an average of five surgeries during their first few years of life.
Cleft Lip/Palate can be detected in ultrasounds.
The exact cause is unknown, however thousands of families have taken part in an on-going research project. With their participation, the gene may soon be isolated.