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CleftCast is a podcast dedicated to helping and informing the cleft and craniofacial community through real-life stories and information.

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Every one of us within this cleft, craniofacial and facial difference worldwide community will face struggles and hardship at different times, whether it is from our anomalies or just life itself. Yet there is an opportunity, once the struggles... more

At times, it is extremely difficult for people with facial differences to look in a mirror. Something as simple as that, to many people, might seem so ridiculous in regard to being filled with shame and guilt about one's looks. Yet it can happen.... more

When facing uphill battles or struggles in the facial difference community, the adage of "keep on smiling" might feel heavy ... and, at times, it is. It does not have to be that way, though. For all of us, life provides tests of strength and... more

Adversity strikes everyone in the facial difference community nearly every day. Whether it is an emotional matter or a health-related concern, every person can identify that moment in time where trouble rears its ugly head and sends you... more

The power of our thoughts is something that has been discussed for millennia, whether in the schools of philosphy, religion or social settings. Well, we're going to break down how thoughts do matter within the worldwide facial difference... more

Sometimes, it is really good to have helping hands support you through life's ups and downs. A recent "CleftCast" podcast discussed this in greater detail. Our "addition" podcast is short, sweet and to the point. Just a little extra love shown... more

There are times in life where the roads get bumpy and helping hands are needed. This is true whether dealing with a child in pain or life's twists and turns become an out-of-control ride. After some time away, "CleftCast" host Joe Rutland... more

It is inconceivable that there are situations where people turn violent against those who have facial differences. But it does happen, and it must stop. Physical abuse, which also includes sexual abuse, has no place in a sane world. Living and... more

Many times, people in the cleft and craniofacial community will have a lot of emotions and feelings stirred up inside. You name it. Frustration, sadness, anger, joy, happiness, etc. They all have a tendency to well up ... especially those... more

Everyone has their own journey or path to follow when it comes to their cleft or craniofacial anomaly. It can be stress filled and, at times, funny and humorous. Yet the strand that does tie many people together, in spite of different opinions... more