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Bibs and No-Nos Needed

In just three months, a team of experienced medical professionals and volunteers will be heading to China for our 2016 Cleft Medical Exchange. Waiting for them there will be dozens of children, along with their caregivers and families, waiting for the opportunity to have life-changing cleft repair surgery.

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As anyone whose child has had surgery knows, recovery can be a difficult time for both the child and their concerned caregiver. Read more.

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Say Yes to No-Nos!

After surgery for cleft lip or palate, it is all too easy for children to hurt the incision by putting hands or toys in their mouths. For this reason, after surgery children wear arm restraints, commonly called “no-nos”.

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No-nos need to be worn for several weeks while the surgical site heals. These soft, Velcro-wrap arm restraints are surprisingly expensive and difficult to find in China. Luckily, however, no-nos can be reused over and over. Do you or someone you know have a used pair? Read more.

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