Cleft Lip and Palate Program Celebrates Annual Family Picnic

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boy holding lollipop The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cleft Lip and Palate Program held their 7th Annual Family Picnic on Sept. 28, 2014.

Patients who have been treated at CHOP for cleft lip and cleft palate came out to reunite with their medical teams and meet others who’ve also experienced cleft repair. Cleft lip and palate are birth defects in which the mouth and lip do not close properly during prenatal development. Children with cleft lip and palate typically face a series of surgeries and follow-up care to repair the cleft and address complications such as feeding difficulties.

The event was sponsored by Thanksgiving in the Country, a house tour that celebrated its 40th and final year in October 2013.

Families enjoyed lots of fun, food, face painting and games!

Visit the CHOP Facebook page to check out some photos from the event.