I was born with a cleft lip & palate, I will never be “normal” I will never have a nice set of lips but that wont stop me from being a great son a great brother a great friend a great lover and a great father someday. I will never get a surgery so I look “normal” unless its life threatening because this is who I am and this is who I always will be! Some say they worry about kissing, well you’re quite lucky to be able to kiss a boy or girl who has a cleft lip&palate its a different experience and in my opinion I would say much better ;) so if you are ever so fortunate to meet a boy or girl with a cleft you are lucky! We are not different, we live we love and we breathe if anyone doesn’t care about you because you have a cleftie then they are not worth your time because you are beautiful and rare. Learn to love yourself and no one can ever take it away from you. Stay strong and stay beautiful as you always have been since the beginning!