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Crystal gripped the steering wheel. The upcoming morning appointment left her with loads of mixed emotions. Would this pregnancy even be viable? Regardless of the outcome, she was preparing for the long journey ahead.

Navigating cleft can be an unexpected, isolating journey. Families need the support of a community who has walked this road before. Your gift of $40 connects one family to a community that will be there every step of the way.

Crystal vividly remembers that day… She heard the rush of heartbeats and a sense of relief washed over her. The technician had more good news! There were TWO heartbeats and she was expecting TWINS! At just seven weeks and with a history of difficulty with pregnancies, many more doctor visits would follow. Without support, Crystal and her husband, young parents of a one-year-old son, were unsure how they would navigate this alone.

The girls’ clefts were discovered at the 14-week appointment. Would the twins be born healthy? (Click here to read the rest of Crystal’s story!)

You can provide the gift of community to families like Crystal’s so that no family navigates this unexpected journey alone.

Checks can be mailed to:

PO Box 8827

Portland, OR 97207

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