The information and opinions on this blog come from parents, and the blog is not associated with Primary Children´s Medical Center or any other institution.


This site is specifically for parents of kids with clefts being treated at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, but I hope that there will be information that is helpful to all parents of kids with clefts. If you are just starting to learn about clefts, I would suggest starting with the "General Information" topic and going from there. To find information on a specific doctor or topic, click on one of the links on the right. You can also search the blog using the box below the topic list. If you have information or experiences to share, please leave comments or contact me to do a guest post at Thanks for visiting!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Arm Restraints: Honey Cuffs

Our very own MeriAnn has devised a new arm restraint that will be debuting this summer! They look nice and soft and oh-so-much more comfy than the hospital-issue Snuggle Wraps. Here is a link to her web site:

These may be helpful for your upcoming surgeries!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Spanish Blog

I am working on a Spanish version of this blog to help more local parents. You can view it here: If you or anyone you know would like to help with content writing/translating to Spanish, feel free to let me know.

A letter from LeAnn Roling


I have asked Jenny to post this letter because I wanted all of you to know I will be leaving my position as the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Coordinator as of March 12, 2010.

Giving you guys this news is harder for me than anything else. Watching your beautiful children grow and helping to answer your questions and address your concerns has been the most rewarding part of my job. I can't express how much I will miss all of you and your children. Their care and happiness has been a passion of mine for the past 8 years and moving away from this field will leave a big hole in my heart. It has been my privilege to know all of you and participate in your lives in some small way. I know I have said this to you in the past but you are all amazing people and I am a better person having spent these past eight years working with you and your families.

I will be moving on to take a position at the Veteran's Administration, but I will never forget you!

With deepest regards,

LeAnn Roling RN, MS
Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Coord
Primary Children's Medical Center