Hello, my name is Patricia Simon. I am a Registered Nurse and am dedicated to being a patient advocate for those affected by cleft lip and palate.
There are many tools on this site to assist you. Resources to amazing organizations and people. I will be sharing my story with you. Hopefully, my story will offer support and encouragement to you
It is widely agreed that early assessment and commencement of counseling and treatment of patients with congenital cleft lip and palate defects improve the overall outcome of the patient from cosmetic, speech and psychological perspectives. However, what resources are available to the aging cleft lip/palate patient? As I have gotten older, I have been faced with treatment challenges and lack of awareness of treatment availability for aging patients born with cleft lip and palate. I am sure I am not alone in my attempts in trying to find capable health care professionals that specifically treat adult cleft lip and palate patients. You can help by purchasing my books!