Duck Dynasty‘s Mia Robertson is undergoing yet another surgery later on Friday, March 27, to repair a cleft palate and lip.
Mia Elaine Robertson, 11, was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate.
Her family asks for prayers on Duck Commander Facebook page: “On March 27, our sweet Mia will have another surgery. It will be a major surgery which will involve breaking her jaw. We ask that you please start praying for her now and continue for 6-10 weeks after. It’s a long recovery with a liquid diet.
Missy has a necklace that she is selling to benefit MiaMoo fund and we ask that you wear it for her now and until after the surgery. Below is the link for the necklace. #BeBraveAndKeepGoing
Uncle Si Robertson asks his fans to pray for little Mia. He wrote on his Facebook page: “Hey, Mia needs your prayers. She’ll be going into surgery on Friday. She’s also selling some necklaces to help other children with cleft palate surgeries.”
The Mia Moo Fund is organizing a new event to raise awareness about cleft lip and palate and help children affected by this condition.
For only $20, donors can win a boat from professional fisherman Jim Dillard and help the Mia Moo Fund in the process.
Mia Robertson’s mother, Duck Dynasty star Missy Robertson, wrote on her Facebook account: “Help a child with cleft lip/palate by buying a raffle ticket and you could win this boat! Lots of other prizes, too.”
The Mia Moo Fund also announced on its official website, miamoo.org:
“The Mia Moo Fund is proud to present the Jim Dillard Boat Giveaway, an amazing opportunity to generate awareness about cleft lip and palate. These children are born with difficulties that are difficult for most to comprehend, but we know that we can still do a lot to achieve what used to be considered impossible. Donors have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a low price with all the proceeds going to help U.S. children in need of assistance. We will be hosting a raffle for the chance to meet Jim Dillard and win his famous bass fishing boat!
The fabulous prize is Jim Dillard’s 2014 Basscat Puma FTD with a Yamaha 250 SHO Outboard, Minn Kota Fortrex 112 Trolling Motor, 12’ Minn Kota Talon, and Hummingbird Electronics. It is a top of the line boat that is sure to please any fisherman, hobbyist or anything in-between!
The Mia Moo Fund is offering a Jim Dillard boat to raise awareness about cleft lip and palate and help children affected by this condition (photo miamoo.org)
With your support, we can help change the lives of children by funding vital research that can help those suffering from a cleft lip or cleft palate, and can grant these children with an increased quality of life. With your help we can help these kids gain a whole new perspective, one that is sure to help them develop into extraordinary people. We aim to help these children find confidence in themselves to accomplish their dreams, and to obtain the ability to reach their full potential.
Donors can purchase tickets on Jim Dillard’s website at http://www.jimdillardbassboatgiveaway.com/. The price of one ticket is twenty dollars, but there is no limit to the amount of tickets that can be purchased. Ticket purchases can only be made by individuals who are age twenty one or older, and all contestants must abide by applicable federal and state laws and regulations. All proceeds will go to the Mia Moo Fund to help generate awareness and directly help U.S. children with cleft lip and palate in need of assistance.
When an entrant purchases one of these raffle tickets, they will receive a unique number. The raffle drawing is scheduled to take place on November 8th, 2014, where all numbers will be placed in a box. If your number is drawn, then you win!
Donors will also be entering for a chance to meet world renowned sports fisherman Jim Dillard, a friend and avid supporter of the Mia Moo Fund. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, one that is sure to be a memorable experience for anyone interested in professional sport fishing.
Jim Dillard is a professional sport fisherman from Louisiana, and is also nine-year Walmart FLW Tour veteran. He is renowned for his ability to perform on many different bodies of water, and is loved by fans for his ability to remain consistent no matter what circumstance he is in. Dillard boasts five top-ten finishes in the top levels of sport fishing, and has qualified twice for the Forrest Wood Cup, a feat that every angler aspires to.”
The Mia Moo Fund is presenting the Jim Dillard Boat Giveaway, an amazing opportunity to generate awareness about cleft lip and palate.
According to the foundation website, the prize is Jim Dillard’s 2014 Basscat Puma FTD with a Yamaha 250 SHO Outboard, Minn Kota Fortrex 112 Trolling Motor, 12’ Minn Kota Talon, and Hummingbird Electronics. It is a top of the line boat that is sure to please any fisherman, hobbyist or anything in-between, the website wrote.
The Mia Moo Fund is presenting the Jim Dillard Boat Giveaway, an amazing opportunity to generate awareness about cleft lip and palate (photo Mia Moo Fund)
Duck Dynasty‘s Missy Robertson wrote on her Facebook page: „Jim Dillard, a professional fisherman and friend, has decided to raffle off his boat and donate the proceeds to the Mia Moo Fund! Thanks, Jim! So many cleft kids and families need our help.
„Win this boat from professional fisherman Jim Dillard and help the Mia Moo Fund in the process. See miamoo.org for more details and purchase your raffle tickets for only $20 today. http://www.miamoo.org/fundraisers/win-the-jim-dillard-boat.html”
The Mia Moo Fund organization began in 2014 after Mia Robertson, daughter of Duck Dynasty’s Jase and Missy Robertson, completed surgery for her cleft palate.
Keep in mind that you do not have to be a Duck Dynasty member to be a generous person who gives to an important cause. If you have an old boat that you no longer use, you can donate it to a worthy cause and help raise money for various associations around the country.
All you have to do is contact an organization that accepts boat donations and they will get you started. You should also contact the charity if you have any questions about boat donation
. As an added bonus, you will receive a tax deduction in exchange for your generosity.
Duck Dynasty’s Mia Robertson, the 10-year-old daughter of Jase and Missy Robertson, was born with a cleft lip and palate.
Missy and Jase Robertson recently launched the Mia Moo Fund, whose slogan is “Because Every Kid Deserves A Smile,” to raise awareness and help children with similar problems.
Missy Robertson revealed the story of Mia’s cleft lip and palate on the fund website:
“Jase & I learned that Mia had a cleft lip and possible cleft palate at 31 weeks gestation, thanks to a 4-D ultrasound. We were able to prepare ourselves and our boys, as best as we knew how, for a few weeks before she was born at 37 weeks gestation.
Mia Elaine Robertson was born on September 12, 2003, with a bilateral cleft lip and palate & it was through a mutual friend, we met a family in our area who had a son born with this same condition just a few months before Mia. This family lead us to the International Craniofacial Institute in Dallas, Texas, where we traveled when Mia was 17 days old. They checked her from head to toe and fitted her with a palatal appliance in order to give a “fake roof” to her mouth.
Ten-year-old Mia Robertson was born with a cleft lip and palate
This helped tremendously in the feeding process as it aided in allowing her milk to travel down her throat instead of out her nose. We did our best to fatten her up over the next few weeks in order to get her healthy enough for her first surgery, correction of the cleft lip. At 3 months old, Mia underwent her first corrective surgery. Jase and I were prepared to physically take care of our daughter, but we were not prepared emotionally as to how different she would look after this surgery. We had fallen in love with that sweet face for 3 months and were not prepared for the swelling and stitches that we saw in the recovery room. It was a very emotional time.
Our baby looked so different, and we actually wondered if it would have been better if we had chosen not to put her through the surgery. In just a couple of days, the swelling diminished entirely, and we soon realized that this indeed was the best thing to do for our child. I try to help parents in this regard so they do not experience the same trauma that we did. Mia healed quickly, and we continued to prepare her for the next surgery. She had palate correction surgery at 7 months old. After having her palatal appliance cleaned 3-5 times a day for 7 months, Mia now had her own natural palate. She was a happy baby who loved her mama and hardly ever wanted to be away from me. This is extremely common with babies who need so much medical attention. No worries. I took her to work with me at Duck Commander, and she played on the floor and with her Mamaw Kay while we worked…”
Read full story on Mia Moo Fund website.
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After Duck Dynasty’s Mia Robertson underwent her recent facial cleft surgery, the Robertson family has started a non-profit organization to help raise awareness and to help fund research for children with cleft lips and palates.
Missy and Jase Robertson’s daughter had surgery on January 3, and is recovering speedily.
Mia Robertson was born with a facial cleft, and had her first surgery when she was just three months old (photo Twitter)
Mia Robertson, now 11, was born with a facial cleft, and had her first surgery when she was just three months old. Cleft lips and palates form in the womb, resulting in a gap in the upper lip or the roof of the mouth because the tissue did not fully form during early pregnancy.
Jase and Missy Robertson started the Mia Moo Fund, a non-profit organization to help raise awareness and fund research for causes and treatments of cleft lips and palates.
Wednesday’s Duck Dynasty Season 5 finale will center on Mia Robertson’s journey with a facial cleft and highlight how her family has rallied around her in loving support and prayer.
Duck Dynasty’s Jase and Missy Robertson have set up The Mia Moo Fund, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness and funds towards research, treatments and causes of cleft lip & palate.
Mia Robertson, Jase and Missy’s little daughter, was born with cleft lip and palate.
Three months ago, Mia Robertson, 10, underwent her latest cleft lip and palate surgery, and now her famous parents want to launch a campaign to help other children around the world get medical treatment for this condition.
Mia Robertson was born with cleft lip and palate
The Mia Moo Fund website explained: “The organization began in 2014 after Mia Robertson, daughter of Jase and Missy Robertson, completed surgery for her cleft lip / palate. As Mia entered surgery, thousands of supportive fans tweeted, blogged and talked about how strong and beautiful she was. It was both empowering and inspiring. It has since become our mission to bring this type of support and love to each and every child that suffers from cleft lip and palate. These children face difficulties that are hard to comprehend, but with your support, the impossible can be achieved.”
Mia Robertson’s mother, Missy, has announced on her Faccebook page: „I am happy, excited, humbled and proud to introduce you to the Mia Moo Fund! Our family wants to help as many kids as possible who have been affected by cleft lip/palate. Follow us and become a part. And check out our web page for so much more at www.miamoo.org. Together, we can give these kids a bright future. In the words of Mia, <<Let’s do this!>>.”