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Cleft lip and palate conditions are some of the most common birth defects throughout America. According to one study, about 1 in 700 babies are born with some form of cleft. Though so many come into this world each year with the condition, we still don’t know enough about why it happens and how to prevent it. Advancement in craniofacial research will not only help those with the condition, but also those around them and the world as a whole.

Many have heard about the six degrees of separation theory. It is a theory stating that everyone is separated by no more than six acquaintances away throughout the world. In other words, the friend of your friend…could be so-and-so in across the country. Using this framework, it is easy to see the vast impact donating to the cause of cleft lip and palate could have. Each and every donation, person and friend can help in more ways than one could imagine.

Those born with a cleft have to cross hurdles that others will never have to. Children with clefts often have trouble in social settings, such as school. Sometimes, their inability to verbally communicate with others can lead to feelings of isolation and emotional problems like shyness and depression. Such issues can cause some to fail to reach their true potential.

Whenever anyone fails to reach his or her potential, we all pay for it because we are all connected in some way or another. Donating to the Mia Moo Fund will give children a chance to reach their potential in the future, helping to change the world one child at a time. Contributing to our cause is as simple as a few clicks. You can donate to the Mia Moo Fund and help brighten a child’s life today by donating.