Organizations such as Smile Train report 1 in 700 babies are born with a cleft lip and/or palate world wide. Clefts can cause difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking.
The CDC reports 1 in every 1,600 babies is born with a cleft lip with cleft palate in America.
What has not been quantified is the emotional, psychological and social struggles many deal with on a daily basis.
A Bright Light is dedicated to natural and physical difference, a-symmetrical beauty and all those born with any version of a cleft, cleft lip or cleft palate.