"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all." --Dale Carnegie

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  • Research:  The Alexander Foundation has compiled a list of links that relate to craniofacial issues.  The foundations hope is that this will be helpful for families as a starting point in their research on their child’s disease. ...more
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What Is Cloverleaf Syndrome?

Kleeblattschadel Deformity, or cloverleaf syndrome is a type of craniosynostosis in which there is a premature closure of multiple or all bones of the skull (sutures). This condition causes the head to form a cloverleaf shape. The head may be larger than normal due to accumulation of fluid (hydrocephalic) in the skull.

The anomaly had been reported to carry dismal prognosis both in terms of neurological outcome as well as cosmetic appearance if treatment is delayed. Facial malformations include high forehead, severe proptosis, or exophthalmoses, beaked nose, and downward displacement of ears. Multiple breathing and feeding issues may occur.

Hugs, Handshakes, and High Fives

Super powers...that's what Travis has - the ability to bring people together! This is a delightful story about a super-child named Travis who has the uncanny ability to brighten people's thoughts about how they look at and treat others - all by using hugs, handshakes and high fives.

The hope of The Alexander Foundation is to distribute these books to every elementary school library, public library, doctor’s office or other local community places that will help spread the books positive message.  Click (link to book page) if you would like to help or find out more.

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