From the moment Jason and Stephani Biggs saw him in that first sonogram, they knew they faced a long road ahead of them. But thanks to Children's Miracle Network, that journey is almost over. Alexander was born with a bilateral cleft lip and cleft palate, and the only way for this baby to live a healthy life would be multiple surgeries with nothing guaranteed.
"Is he going to be picked on in school? Kids can be mean growing up, is that going to be an issue? Is he going to be able to wear a mouth piece, is he going to be able to play football? I don't know why that was a thought, but it was. I want him to be able to do anything that he wants to do and I don't want there to be anything that holds him back from reaching his dreams," asked his father Jason Biggs.
As you can see, through the help of the Children's Miracle Network, it looks like Alexander will be able to avoid those obstacles with special thanks to the expertise of the cleft palate team at the Texas Tech Health Science Center.
We'll tell you more about that team of doctors, and you can meet Alexander and his family this weekend during the 2010 Children's Miracle Network Broadcast that airs on KCBD NewsChannel 11 Live from the Children's Hospital at UMC.
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