Grand Rapids (WZZM) - They can be an isolated condition or part of an inherited disease or syndrome. Craniofacial defects like a cleft lip or cleft palate are among the most common of all birth defects.
The C-D-C reports annually around three thousand children are born with a cleft palate. Nearly 4500 are born with a cleft lip.
September is craniofacial acceptance month and Rachel Mancuso
talks about an organization she founded in West Michigan, The Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation of Smiles.
Click on the video link to watch the segment. To learn more about her organization, click here.