by Smith Callen | Top Right News
Mia Robertson, one of the most beloved stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, is undergoing yet another surgery later this month to repair a cleft palate and lip.
The surgery was announced on Duck Commander’s Facebook Page Thursday. “On March 27, our sweet Mia will have another surgery which will involve breaking her jaw. We ask that you please start praying for her now and continue for 6-10 weeks after. It’s a long recovery with a liquid diet,” the post said.
Mia’s mother, Missy, is selling two different necklaces to benefit the Mia Moo Fund–one gold and one silver–ahead of the surgery.
“Though so many come into this world each year with the condition, we still don’t know enough about why it happens and how to prevent it. Advancement in craniofacial research will not only help those with the condition, but also those around them and the world as a whole,” a description on the fund’s website read.
Those born with a cleft have to cross hurdles that others will never have to. Children with clefts often have trouble in social settings, such as school. Sometimes, their inability to verbally communicate with others can lead to feelings of isolation and emotional problems like shyness and depression. Such issues can cause some to fail to reach their true potential.
According to US Weekly, Mia has had five previous surgeries for her condition, the most recent one taking place in January 2014. Still, the family has shown resolve through Mia’s struggles.
“We did all this research and there weren’t many answers, we were more confused than educated,” Jase Robertson told CNSNews last July. Jase is Missy’s wife and Mia’s father.
That’s when we said, you know what, we’re people of faith. You, know, we believe in the Resurrection, we believe in things like this, and then, all of a sudden something comes our way that’s gonna be tough and difficult, and we’re just feeling sorry for ourselves. So that’s when we decided, okay, we’re not going to do that anymore.
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