This post is just to keep up a promise that I made to a friend of mine (well, actually myself). Presently, its the placement heat in our campus and people are busy writing tests, waiting, giving interviews and partying. This post doesn’t have much to with all that though. In one of the interviews, I was called back and asked about my Cleft Lip and Palate1. The interview panel had concerns if I faced any serious medical problems due to this. I explained to them everything that I knew about it and they were convinced.
Later, I realized, I never explicitly did any reading on this issue or asked my parents/others about this. I somehow knew about it always. I probably learnt at all those visits to the dentist or may be sub-consciously, when I was a baby. It isn’t, though, surprising to me that those guys had some reservations about it. It’s not everyday that you see a guy with a Cleft, though statistics say there’s prevalence of 1 in 500 births world-wide. As a matter of fact, I myself haven’t seen another guy all my life (except for the pictures at my dentists') (also, they weren’t too wrong in suspecting other problems, though they had absolutely no clue about this medical condition)
If you are wondering what the point of this post is, it’s nothing. It’s just a pointer to those interested in reading further on Cleft Lip and Palate.
Cleft Lip and Palate – Wikipedia ↩︎