Continuing medical education and research efforts made possible by donor support are paramount to ensure patients receive the best possible care today, and to equip young professionals for the care of tomorrow.

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Your support of ACPA will help provide care to the 1 in 700 children born with cleft, and all children with a craniofacial condition, in the United States each year.

Your generosity will provide support for:
ACPA Approved Teams
Personalized support for patients and families
Educational materials
College scholarships
Continuing medical education
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Making a gift to ACPA is one of the most powerful, immediate ways you can make an impact in the lives of those with cleft and craniofacial conditions. ACPA works with professionals across multiple healthcare disciplines to ensure patients receive the care they need when they need it.

An annual leadership gift of $1,000 or more makes a tremendous impact at ACPA. These generous gifts ensure continued excellence and growth. President’s Circle Members enjoy many benefits including an invitation to our annual President’s Circle Reception at ACPA’s Annual Meeting and more.

Making a gift in honor or in memory of someone special is a wonderful way to support ACPA. Gifts can be made to honor a professional for their good work, recognize a friend or family member during their cleft or craniofacial journey, or remember a loved one who has passed.

Spread your giving throughout the year by joining ACPA’s Care Club with small recurring monthly donations. You will provide a predictable source of income allowing ACPA to create impactful programming. Give a little each month and make a BIG impact.

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Reid’s ACPA Story

At our 20-week anatomy scan we learned our son, Reid, would be born with cleft. Receiving a diagnosis like this is the most out-of-control feeling a parent can experience. ACPA’s educational publications and stories shared by other parents about their journeys put our minds at ease. These resources were so helpful, and the information gave us a sense of control.

Through ACPA’s website we located an ACPA Approved Cleft and Craniofacial team. Our first appointment was with Dr. Yu while I was still pregnant. He walked us through a timeline of what to expect with care and surgeries. He answered all our questions and helped us feel prepared for the arrival of our son. Reid was born with a bilateral cleft lip and alveolar gum notch. The team taught us how to feed him with specialty bottles since he was unable to produce suction and could not breastfeed. We are so thankful for the team at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. They have always tailored care to what has been best for him. Reid is now five years old and has undergone four surgical procedures. While he has a long road ahead, I know the team will be there every step of the way.

After Reid was born, I knew my calling was to help other parents and children, so I changed my degree focus and became a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. I joined the department of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital of Georgia, where Reid has had all his surgeries, and became co-team coordinator for our cleft and craniofacial team. The ACPA resources that helped prepare us for Reid’s birth are the same resources I now share with my patients and their families.

As a young professional, I’ve thrived by having a community of providers and fellow ACPA members who collaborate and share knowledge to improve techniques and processes for the best outcomes for patients. The educational opportunities ACPA offers to professionals has allowed me to continue to learn and has been crucial in providing the absolute best care. The greatest joy of my professional career has been walking with other children and parents through their cleft journey.

–Krystal Oestreich, DNP, CPNP-PC