Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wistful Wednesday: A Smile

Our Great Niece Aubrey was born in May of 2008 with a bilateral cleft lip and palate.

Today Aubrey will undergo her 7th surgery and in a few months her 8th surgery.  That is a surgery a year for her eight years.

I took some photos of her the other day.  She knows that this surgery is a graft surgery and they will take some bone from her hip.   She has been going to the Orthodontist to make this procedure go as smoothly as possible.
Aubrey smiles
I know we won’t see a smile this big for a few weeks.  When she comes home she will be on a liquid diet for many weeks.
Aubrey on July 3
Katie and Aubrey
Aubrey and her beautiful Mom July 2016
October 2008 Katie and Aubrey
October 2008
Aubrey and her family used to live right next door.  They have since moved to North Dakota.  We miss having them as neighbors.

Aubrey is one of the bravest, spunkiest little girls I know.  If you are so inclined to send up a prayer for her well being I would appreciate it.
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Update: The surgery went well, thank you for your prayers! 

18 comments:

  1. I feel like I know little Aubrey from your blog posts. I most definitely will be praying for her. She is beautiful and like you say, such a brave little girl with lots of determination. God bless her.

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  2. my granddaughter's smile looks like Aubrey's

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  3. She has a beautiful smile. I will most certainly offer up a prayer for her.

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  4. You've got it, Connie. She is a brave and sweet little girl who will have a normal life now. Blessings to all who love her and will be praying for her quick recovery.

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  5. She is a beautiful young lady who looks like she finds joy in life every day! So sorry she has the surgeries ahead but thankful for gifted surgeons who can make necessary corrections.

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  6. Oh yes! Prayers for sure! What a beautiful girl. Her soul shines off of her like a visible aura! :)

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  7. What a cute little girl! Sending her best wishes for her upcoming surgeries.

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  8. of course - consider it done! She is a cutie pie!

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  9. Support for a kid like Aubrey goes a long way. They can do much to fix palates these days but it's a long ordeal. I was on a liquid diet for seven weeks. the diet is okay but the preparation is a challenge.

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  10. Isn't she beautiful! Prayers from me too!

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  11. A surgery a year for such a little thing, what an ordeal for Aubrey and her family. Her smile is already beautiful!

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  12. It's wonder what surgery can accomplish with this today. Several close relatives in our family underwent many reconstructions to come out just fine...:)

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  13. What a sweetie! You can bet we sure are sending up prayers for more successful surgeries for beautiful Aubrey! What a brave girl! I think she's looking great already! God Bless her!

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  14. Happy to hear that surgery went well ~ what a strong little girl she is. Sending prayers that Aubrey's healing goes well and fast!

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  15. Oh, I hope all went well! Kids who have to deal with these kinds of hardships usually become very strong and loving people. I'm sure that's the case with Aubrey.

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  16. Hope it goes well. She has a beautiful smile!

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  17. She is such a pretty little girl. Repairs like that seem to be so successful. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

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