The Doctors: Duck Dynasty Health Crisis
The Doctors introduced stars of Duck Dynasty, explaining that many don’t know about the health issues they had to face when their daughter was born more than 12 years ago. Missy and Jase explained that Missy was so excitd to be having a girl and at 31-weeks she went in for an ultrasound and found out that their daughter had a cleft lip and possibly other health issues. Their daughter was born with a cleft lip and nasal cavity that was so distorted, she had trouble eating.
The plan was to correct her lip at 3-months of age and then between 6 and 8 months they would close her palatte. Their daughter has since had seven surgeries to correct the cleft lip and palate.
The Doctors: Raising Awareness About Cleft Lip & Palate
Jase Robertson and his wife Missy joined the show and Missy shared that they’re a pretty open family. They have received so much support from their fans and wanted to bring awareness to cleft lip and palette and shine a light on it in a very positive way. Mia has become such a positive, confident young woman and they want that for other children.
Dr Drew Ordon explained that as the face develops, it involves two halves merging together. If the merging doesn’t happen, you get left with various clefts or splits in the face. He said it truly takes a team to help the kids. Dr David G Genecov is Mia’s plastic surgeon and he said she’s doing great, but she’s still got a few more surgeries ahead of her. Missy actually wrote a book called “Blessed Blessed … Blessed” because she has her three children.
The Doctors: Girl Born With Cleft Lip & Palate
The Doctors then brought out little Mia who said she knows her mom has been an inspiration for many people who follow her on social media. Mia said everyone gets scared, but know God is with you and trust the doctors. Jase and Missy actually set up the Mia Moo Fund to help other kids in Mia’s position and to spread awareness. The website helps parents financially and gives them the information they need to help their children.