My grandnephew Alex (my brother’s daughter’s son — it can be hard to keep track!) is growing into a young man, which brings with it challenges most of us didn’t have to worry about. He was born with cleft lip and palate, which was surgically corrected…many times. It turns out that this is not a one-and-done kind of surgery, as he grows, his skull has to be continuously adjusted with more surgery and more gadgets. Right now he’s about to go in and get a device called a halo attached to his head for 3 months. It’s like braces for your whole face.

He has decided to document the procedure and his travails afterwards with a video series called HaloDays.

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  1. ANB says

    Impressive and mature young man. Kudos to him for documenting the process. Thanks for sharing.

  2. GenghisFaun says

    Please tell your grandnephew I think he’s a fabulous person to document and share his journey through this process. I have liked and subscribed. I hope his upcoming procedure is most successful. Cheers!