Interview: Chewsing Kindness & Changing The World….One Smile At A Time (Cleft Lip & Palate Awareness Week)

For my finale to the series of posts and interviews that I’ve done for “Cleft Lip & Palate Awareness Week”, I have something very special for you. In September 2013, just after my Frankie had his diagnosis of a very severe cleft lip and palate and reeling from the inappropriate way that the news was…

Cleft Lip & Palate Diagnosis Delivery: Communication Matters (Cleft Lip & Palate Awareness Week)

When my Frankie was diagnosed with a severe cleft lip and palate, this is what happened: My unborn son Francesco “Frankie” Enrico Ventura was diagnosed with a unilateral cleft lip and palate at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital on Wednesday 25th September 2013 when I was 23 weeks pregnant.  The sonographer who conducted the scan blurted out…