Mia Robertson, the daughter of Jase and Missy Robertson, was born with a cleft lip and palate. Because of her condition, she has been forced to have multiple surgeries, but she has always remained positive.
Another medical road trip in the books. Along with our 6-week orthodontic visits to Dallas, we also make regular visits to Mia’s surgeon. And we ALWAYS stop in for Chuy's queso and creamy jalapeño afterwards! #CleftCutie
— Missy Robertson (@MissyDuckWife) January 28, 2021
One Duck Dynasty episode showed the entire family’s process leading up to Mia’s fifth surgery.
In a post written on their foundation The Mia Moo Fund’s Instagram page, the family revealed that Mia met with surgeons in January to schedule a “major surgery,” which will include breaking “both upper and lower jaws on each side in order for them to meet in the middle.”
The post explained that Mia’s upper jaw stopped growing years ago and they’ve done all they can with orthodonture and other surgeries up until this point. The goal of this next surgery is to have Mia’s jaws function properly “in terms of chewing and speaking.”
The particular surgeon they are using is “leading the way in regards to new procedures that do not involve a halo. This is EVERYTHING to the cleft world! It means far less time in the ICU and far less trauma to these children (and their parents!).”
Today is probably not a day that people remember that much, but for me, today marks 10 years since I had my halo frame (or Distraction Osteogenesis) operation to sort out my underbite as due to my cleft lip and palate, my underbite was stopping me eating… https://t.co/R3z7NmsRRT pic.twitter.com/ZWfTdafaJB
— Brian Yates (@BrianYates92) July 16, 2020
This will be Mia’s 13th surgery in her 17 years of life, and Missy revealed her daughter will look quite different after she is healed.
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On March 1, 2021, Mia’s dad, Duck Dynasty‘s Jase Robertson, revealed that the surgery will be taking place on March 17. In an Instagram post, which Mia thanked everyone for their generous donations to the Mia Moo Fund, he wrote, “In 2014 a 10-year-old Mia asked me and @missyduckwife, ‘how can we help other cleft kids?’ The @miamoofund was born. On March 17th, Mia will have her next (hopefully last) major surgery. Because of her inspiration, many children have been helped. We covet and are grateful for your prayers and support!”
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Prior to the surgery, Missy and Jase took to social media and requested prayers for their daughter as she prepared for her 13th surgery.
On Tuesday night (March 16), she wrote on Twitter, “At 10:30 AM tomorrow, our Mia girl will have the most extensive surgery she’s ever had. Both jaws will be cut and reset in order to improve her overall health and speech, a 5-hour surgery. @JaseDuckman and I would appreciate your prayers! Thank you for always supporting Mia.“
At 10:30 AM tomorrow, our Mia girl will have the most extensive surgery she’s ever had. Both jaws will be cut and reset in order to improve her overall health and speech, a 5-hour surgery. @JaseDuckman and I would appreciate your prayers! Thank you for always supporting Mia ♥️. pic.twitter.com/KyVmAFd9HQ
— Missy Robertson (@MissyDuckWife) March 17, 2021
We will keep Mia in our prayers, and hope the surgery goes well!