About Us

|Goals|Activities|Current Officers|

The Charleston Clefts Inc. is a support group based in the Charleston, South Carolina area. The support group was created with the following goals in mind

Goals:

The support group has the following activities that take place, from which you can choose anything to volunteer to help out with

Activities:


Current Officers: (Click one to email that person)

President - Laurie

Andrew, Laurie's second child, born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate, changed her life forever. She felt an intense need for a support group in the Charleston area to address the needs of other parents who also faced the mental, physical, and emotional challenges of a cleft-affected child.

Vice President - Heather

Heather is the mother of two children, Amanda and Kyle. Kyle was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. She also invented and patented a brand new pediatric arm restraint for children who have cleft surgeries, called SnuggleWraps. She has a generous heart, always willing to help others who are going through the same thing that she has experienced with her son.

Chief Financial Officer - Ric

Ric is a cleft-affected adult, who is a magnificent asset to our group. It is very encouraging for parents of a newborn to see a grown man, also born with a cleft, who enjoys a very normal life, has a good job, and has a wonderful attitude. Ric's desire is to help others who will have to undergo the same treatment he faced as a child. Ric has a BS degree in Accounting and fourteen years of experience in that field. He is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for a local credit union.

Secretary - Kristi

Public Relations - OPEN

Resource Coordinator - Celia

Celia is a willing worker and wonderful mom to Bryce who has a submucous cleft palate and Casey, who was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate.