Saturday, March 07, 2009


About McKenna's Struggle

McKenna was born on January 12, 2008 a happy, healthy baby. Now one year old, you might not notice the small scar on her upper lip, but when she gives you one of her ear to ear grins, you'll discover the huge hole in the roof of her mouth. You see, McKenna was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.

McKenna has already undergone a number of procedures, including wearing an uncomfortable contraption called a latham appliance in order to bring her upper palate close enough to sew together her lip.

But her trials do not end there. McKenna still has several surgeries to go through to repair the gap in the roof of her mouth and dental reconstruction and then years of speech therapy to help her speak normally.

McKenna's parents, already struggling with lost jobs, expensive health care and the burden of childcare, are facing mounting medical bills with no end in sight.

In her short life, McKenna has already experienced more discomfort and pain than most of us will in a lifetime, but that doesn't stop her from being the most smiley baby you'll ever meet.

So if you would like to help McKenna and her family, please purchase our "Hope for McKenna" charity kit. All proceeds will go directly to the family to help with medical bills. If you are not a digital scrapbooker, but would still like to help, you can click the donate button below.

A Mother's Love

To purchase A Mother's Love, visit the shop at Scrap Outside the Box. For a limited time, A Mother's Love is $2 off plus get four free quick pages with your purchase.
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