We could not have been more delighted when we received this new photo of Romeo and his mother. Our GSF and GSF-Ecuador teams first met them in 2013 when Romeo began Nasoalveolar Molding (NAM) therapy in preparation for cleft surgery.
NAM helps reduce the size of the cleft in a patient’s lip and/or palate to improve the outcome of surgery. NAM involves the patient wearing a custom-made mouthpiece for 3-6 months. Patients are seen regularly for monitoring and adjustment to the device. Romeo was one of the first NAM patients at our Cleft Care Center in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
We love seeing him grow up happy and healthy!