ACPA “Courage Bears” a great success at Duke Cleft & Craniofacial Center

The Duke Cleft & Craniofacial Center was recently chosen to partner with the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) for distribution of GUND teddy bears to patients with cleft lip/palate and craniofacial anomalies. A distinguishing feature of the Cleft Courage Bears is stitching in the lip to represent a repaired cleft lip. This is designed to bring comfort to patients who may feel anxious about their facial differences.

You may read more about the Cleft Courage Bears on the Duke Surgery blog and on the ACPA community blog.

ACPA Cleft Courage Bears

Note: Patient photographs utilized with parental permission and HIPAA release.