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Peyton Marie Hall

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CPF’s March 2011 Story of the Month, Peyton Hall.
Peyton Marie Hall,
twelve hours old

Our beautiful baby girl, Peyton Marie Hall, was born January 26, 2010. It was a cold and gloomy Tuesday, but sunshine had come into our lives at 6:42 that evening. With her ten fingers and ten toes, she changed our world forever.

Soon after she was born, Peyton was taken to the nursery for her newborn screening. During the assessment, the doctors discovered a cleft of the soft palate. The nurses tried to feed Peyton with a Haberman nipple, and she did not feed well. They took her blood sugar and it was extremely low. Peyton was immediately transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for hypoglycemia. My husband and I did not know there was a problem with Peyton until after her admission.

CPF’s March 2011 Story of the Month, Peyton Hall.
Peyton at six months

Early the next morning, we met NICU staff members that were on Peyton‘s case, our Cleft Palate Team Coordinator, our orthodontist and plastic surgeon. Our treatment team determined that a palatal appliance was best for Peyton. And it was!

In November 2010, Peyton, ten months old at the time, had a palatoplasty which completely closed her cleft. We spent only one night in the hospital. Within a few days, Peyton was back to her lovable self.

Peyton is the most unique baby I have ever known. She has the most contagious laugh, the funniest faces, brightest eyes, and most beautiful smile I have ever seen. She is friendly and loving with everyone we meet. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me and our family. We learn something new about Peyton every day. I cannot wait to see what we learn tomorrow!

- Jessica and Kenneth Hall

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Peyton, please email me.

Exciting update: Peyton turned one in January 2011! For her birthday, her family raised money for CPF. Read more about Peyton’s Princess Party in the Donor Spotlight section of our website. We thank the Hall family for their support!

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2011