When I first found out that my Frankie would be born with a severe cleft lip and palate, my thoughts immediately turned to his future and I thought there was a very strong possibility that he would grow up not being able to do what he wanted with his life because of it. But did you know that there are quite a few famous actors, sportspeople, politicians, comedians and musicians who have a cleft lip and palate? It didn’t affect their careers and doing what they wanted to do, so when I found out about these people having a cleft lip and palate, I was filled with so much more hope for my Frankie’s future. Sadly he didn’t make it into this world.
But if he had lived, these are the people I would have told him about and I would have told him that a cleft lip and palate is no barrier at all to him living his life and his dreams:
Scientists believe that King Tut had a cleft lip and palate.
8. Stacy Keatch – Actor
Born with a cleft lip and palate.