Duck Dynasty’s Mia Robertson is set to once again undergo cleft palate surgery on March 27.
Born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, Mia Robertson, now 11-year-old, has since been forced to endure one surgery after another.
Mia Robertson’s family posted an update about her on Facebook, explaining: “On March 27, our sweet Mia will have another surgery. It will be a major surgery which will involve breaking her jaw.”
Her mother, Missy Robertson wrote her website: “Some of my family members as well as Duck Commander have posted about this surgery on their Facebook pages, Twitter and Instagram because they want our fans and supporters to pray for Mia, the doctors and all the medical staff that will be performing this very intricate surgery. The need for this surgery is not new as many children have needed and had this problem corrected by surgical means for many years. However, Mia’s amazing surgeon, Dr. David Genecov, has invented a brand new procedure that will not be nearly as invasive as the one we have been dreading for the last year. Originally, she was to have a procedure where a device called a “Halo” would be inserted into her skull to stabilize her top jaw, which will be broken and moved forward, for up to 12 weeks post-op. As you can imagine, this is a very traumatic procedure and recovery for any child. As relieved and excited as we are that Mia will not have to endure the Halo, we are also pretty frightened of the unknown. Her jaw still has to be broken and moved to another position inside her mouth, but Dr. Genecov has a new way of stabilizing it, all to be done internally for less recovery time, hopefully somewhere between 6-10 weeks. He and his entire team is an answer to our daily prayers to help spare Mia from the type of suffering she was on the road to endure. This team loves these kids and is always looking for new and better ways to make their lives better. And for that, we are most grateful!”
In spite of a long recovery period, Mia Robertson continues to put on a brave face, even joking to a doctor that her family has a history of brain disorders.