Maiya’s Story

Maiya was born with Pierre Robin (small recessed jaw) and initially needed a ventilator to breath. At 9 days old, she underwent successful jaw advancement by distraction.

Within one week her airway was opened which allowed the removal of the ventilator and avoided a trachestomy (a breathing tube which is traditionally placed for 3 to 4 years). Now at 1 year, she is a happy healthy girl with normal jaw position and continues to breathe all on her own!

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