Duck Dynasty’s Mia Robertson is slowly recovering after she underwent another surgery on Friday, March 27, to repair her cleft palate and lip.
Mia’s mom, Missy Robertson, wrote on her Facebook page: “Mia’s recovery has been slow and painful, but today has been a good day. Cousin Bella brought her a snow cone and that seemed to do the trick. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. She still has a tough road ahead, but we can see a glimpse of light that has been hiding for the past 5 days. She is definitely a brave kid!
Photo Mia Moo
This is a video of her hospital room. Each paper doll was made by a child from either our WFR church or our OCS school family and have a scripture or a message telling Mia to “Be Brave and Keep Going”. Over 500! What a blessing to this mom to know so many kids (and adults) love and are praying for my child!
Thank you all!”
Mia Elaine Robertson, 11, was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate.
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.
Duck Dynasty’s Mia Robertson had a big event over the weekend – her cheer squad from North Elite Cheer Athletics in Monroe was competing at the 2015 UCA International All Star Championship in Disneyworld.
The UCA International All Star Championship brings together the best all star cheer and dance teams from around the globe at the most magical place on Earth—the Walt Disney World® Resort.
Mia Robertson competed with North Elite Cheer Athletics on March 14 and 15 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
After the event, Mia’s mom, Missy Robertson, wrote on her Facebook page: „Headed home and couldn’t be more proud of our Mia last night! <<Work at it with all of your heart, as working for The Lord and not for men>> – Col. 3:23. We are Disney’d out!”
Duck Dynasty’s Reed Robertson, the son of Jase and Missy Robertson, has left his West Monroe’s home for Nashville to pursue his music career, his mother has announced.
Jase and Missy Robertson’s teenage son is actually a talented musician who landed himself a spot on a tour with American Idol alum Colton Dixon, among others.
Duck Dynasty’s Reed Robertson is the son of Jase and Missy Robertson (photo Facebook)
If you were able to pick up Duck the Halls, you might remember Reed Robertson as the album’s high point in the tune Camouflage and Christmas Lights.
Reed Robertson boasted a pretty good voice — as well as some guitar skills — which he showed off in a school performance last year.
Missy Robertson wrote on Facebook: “Reed, our firstborn, left the nest for Nashville this morning to follow his dream of music. Jase and I are trusting God to lead him in this endeavor. We’re very proud of how he has chosen to live for Jesus and the risks he is willing to take to pursue this step in his life. Please keep him in your prayers…and us as well. We’ve raised him to leave home, but it’s still hard on this mama.”
In an interview with Closer Weekly, Duck Dynasty‘s Missy Robertson reveals she suffered a miscarriage before having daughter Mia.
Missy Robertson told the publication that at age 30 she suffered a miscarriage in 2002, after giving birth to her sons, Reed (now 18) and Cole (now 16).
“I was about eight to 10 weeks along when I miscarried, just enough time to be excited about it and start telling everyone,” the reality star said.
Mia Robertson revealed she suffered a miscarriage in 2002 after giving birth to Reed and Cole and before having Mia (photo Facebook)
Missy Robertson explained the heartbreaking procedure: “I’d heard of tubal pregnancies for years, but didn’t really understand the mental anguish of actually having to go in and have someone remove what could’ve been your child. It was extremely difficult, and there was a lot of pain and bleeding.”
Jase and Missy Robertson told Closer Weekly they coped with the tragedy through “a lot of prayer and a lot of family.”
Three months after the miscarriage, Missy Robertson became pregnant again with their daughter Mia, now age 11.
The Mia Moo Fund is organizing a new event to raise awareness about cleft lip and palate and help children affected by this condition.
For only $20, donors can win a boat from professional fisherman Jim Dillard and help the Mia Moo Fund in the process.
Mia Robertson’s mother, Duck Dynasty star Missy Robertson, wrote on her Facebook account: “Help a child with cleft lip/palate by buying a raffle ticket and you could win this boat! Lots of other prizes, too.”
The Mia Moo Fund also announced on its official website, miamoo.org:
“The Mia Moo Fund is proud to present the Jim Dillard Boat Giveaway, an amazing opportunity to generate awareness about cleft lip and palate. These children are born with difficulties that are difficult for most to comprehend, but we know that we can still do a lot to achieve what used to be considered impossible. Donors have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a low price with all the proceeds going to help U.S. children in need of assistance. We will be hosting a raffle for the chance to meet Jim Dillard and win his famous bass fishing boat!
The fabulous prize is Jim Dillard’s 2014 Basscat Puma FTD with a Yamaha 250 SHO Outboard, Minn Kota Fortrex 112 Trolling Motor, 12’ Minn Kota Talon, and Hummingbird Electronics. It is a top of the line boat that is sure to please any fisherman, hobbyist or anything in-between!
The Mia Moo Fund is offering a Jim Dillard boat to raise awareness about cleft lip and palate and help children affected by this condition (photo miamoo.org)
With your support, we can help change the lives of children by funding vital research that can help those suffering from a cleft lip or cleft palate, and can grant these children with an increased quality of life. With your help we can help these kids gain a whole new perspective, one that is sure to help them develop into extraordinary people. We aim to help these children find confidence in themselves to accomplish their dreams, and to obtain the ability to reach their full potential.
Donors can purchase tickets on Jim Dillard’s website at http://www.jimdillardbassboatgiveaway.com/. The price of one ticket is twenty dollars, but there is no limit to the amount of tickets that can be purchased. Ticket purchases can only be made by individuals who are age twenty one or older, and all contestants must abide by applicable federal and state laws and regulations. All proceeds will go to the Mia Moo Fund to help generate awareness and directly help U.S. children with cleft lip and palate in need of assistance.
When an entrant purchases one of these raffle tickets, they will receive a unique number. The raffle drawing is scheduled to take place on November 8th, 2014, where all numbers will be placed in a box. If your number is drawn, then you win!
Donors will also be entering for a chance to meet world renowned sports fisherman Jim Dillard, a friend and avid supporter of the Mia Moo Fund. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, one that is sure to be a memorable experience for anyone interested in professional sport fishing.
Jim Dillard is a professional sport fisherman from Louisiana, and is also nine-year Walmart FLW Tour veteran. He is renowned for his ability to perform on many different bodies of water, and is loved by fans for his ability to remain consistent no matter what circumstance he is in. Dillard boasts five top-ten finishes in the top levels of sport fishing, and has qualified twice for the Forrest Wood Cup, a feat that every angler aspires to.”
The Mia Moo Fund is presenting the Jim Dillard Boat Giveaway, an amazing opportunity to generate awareness about cleft lip and palate.
According to the foundation website, the prize is Jim Dillard’s 2014 Basscat Puma FTD with a Yamaha 250 SHO Outboard, Minn Kota Fortrex 112 Trolling Motor, 12’ Minn Kota Talon, and Hummingbird Electronics. It is a top of the line boat that is sure to please any fisherman, hobbyist or anything in-between, the website wrote.
The Mia Moo Fund is presenting the Jim Dillard Boat Giveaway, an amazing opportunity to generate awareness about cleft lip and palate (photo Mia Moo Fund)
Duck Dynasty‘s Missy Robertson wrote on her Facebook page: „Jim Dillard, a professional fisherman and friend, has decided to raffle off his boat and donate the proceeds to the Mia Moo Fund! Thanks, Jim! So many cleft kids and families need our help.
The Mia Moo Fund organization began in 2014 after Mia Robertson, daughter of Duck Dynasty’s Jase and Missy Robertson, completed surgery for her cleft palate.
Keep in mind that you do not have to be a Duck Dynasty member to be a generous person who gives to an important cause. If you have an old boat that you no longer use, you can donate it to a worthy cause and help raise money for various associations around the country.
All you have to do is contact an organization that accepts boat donations and they will get you started. You should also contact the charity if you have any questions about boat donation. As an added bonus, you will receive a tax deduction in exchange for your generosity.
Duck Dynasty’s Jase and Missy Robertson are visiting Washington D.C. with their three children, Mia, Reed and Cole.
Jase Robertson with his wife Missy and their kids in front of the White House (photo Facebook)
Missy Robertson wrote on her Facebook page: “We’re in Washington, D.C., where I’ve wanted to bring the kids for years, goofing off, learning a lot and having a few <<selahs>>, as Jase says. It truly is humbling to see our country’s history. We were spotted at the changing of the guard and we’re honored to take a picture with the Honor Guard. Now, onto the Nationals game to watch Adam.”
Duck Dynasty’s Reed Robertson graduated from Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, Louisiana, his mother announced on Facebook.
Duck Dynasty’s Reed Robertson graduated from Ouachita Christian School (photo Facebook/Missy Robertson)
Missy Robertson wrote on her Facebook page: „We spent last night celebrating with Reed, his classmates and families. I couldn’t be more proud of the decisions he’s made about attending a Christian college and trying to live a pure life for Jesus. There will always be persecution for godly choices (which he is already experiencing), but it only solidifies these choices as what is best for God’s kingdom (Matt. 5:11-12). To all those <<kids>> out there who are doing the same, Godspeed! Stand in your faith! You will be blessed.”
Reed Robertson was born on January 24, 1995. H is the eldest child and first son of Jase and Missy Robertson.
Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson shares his life’s experiences in hunting, evangelism, marriage and parenting in his new book, Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl.
Jase Robertson maintains the humorous approach he’s known for as he talks about how he managed to save his virginity until marriage, and the bag of pot a young man brought to a Bible study that he and his wife, Missy, hosted at their first home.
Jase Robertson shares his life’s experiences in hunting, evangelism, marriage and parenting in his new book
In the book,Jase Robertson is open about the anger he felt toward his father, Phil Robertson, who had abandoned him and his two brothers. He also talks about how the birth of his daughter, Mia, has enabled him and Missy to help other parents who have a child born with a cleft lip and soft palate.
Among the stories Jase shares in a chapter about “facial profiling” happened in an airport en route to speak to a Christian men’s group in Montana. Since the event was being held right after hunting season, his beard was in “full bloom”. After receiving suspicious looks and a pat-down from Homeland Security, he accidentally bumped into a woman who then screamed when she turned around and looked at him.
When he finally reached his gate and sat down, a young boy asked him for an autograph and he logically assumed the boy recognized him from Duck Dynasty. After receiving the autograph, the boy asked Jase Robertson if he could ask him a question.
“Sure, buddy,” Jase Robertson said.
“Ask me anything you want.”
The boy replied: “How much does Geico pay y’all?”
“Wait a minute,” Jase Robertson said.
“I’m not a caveman. I’m Jase the Duckman. You know, from <<Duck Dynasty>>. Quack, quack?”
“It didn’t take me long to realize the boy had no idea what I was talking about,” he added.
In a recent interview with Us Weekly, Duck Dynasty‘s Jase, Missy Robertson talk about their daughter Mia’s struggle with cleft lip and palate.
In a recent interview with Us Weekly, Duck Dynasty’s Jase, Missy Robertson talk about their daughter Mia’s struggle with cleft lip and palate (photo Us Weekly)
Jase and Missy Robertson reveal they endured the challenge of their lives when their daughter Mia, now 10, was born with a cleft lip and palate.
Mia Robertson is their youngest child – joining big brothers Reed, now 18, and Cole, 16 – faced more than just cosmetic problems, and has had five vital surgeries so far.
In an extensive interview for the new issue of Us Weekly, Jase Robertson, 44, and Missy Robertson, 43, reveal that raising a bright, gifted child with special needs has transformed and enriched their lives forever.
Duck Dynasty’s Missy Robertson celebrated her 43rd birthday on Tuesday, April 22 – the same day as her brother-in-law and Duck Commander CEO, Willie Robertson.
Missy Robertson spent her birthday watching son Reed and nephew John Luke (Willie and Korie Robertson’s son) play in tennis regionals.
She wrote on her Facebook page: “Beautiful day for a birthday watching Reed and John Luke play in tennis regionals. Thank you, everybody, for so many sweet wishes! I am blessed beyond measure.”
Missy Robertson spent her birthday watching son Reed and nephew John Luke’s play in tennis regionals (photo Facebook)
After marrying Jase Robertson in 1991, and now busy raising another generation of Robertsons, Missy West learned early on that she needed to step up her game.
With help from her mother-in-law, Miss Kay, Missy Robertson transitioned into the lifestyle of a large family easily. She also learned that being a Robertson meant helping with the family business.
However, after working for Duck Commander for many years, Missy Robertson is now able to devote much of her time to her real passion of vocal music, both singing and volunteering as a music teacher at her children’s school.
Missy Robertson also handles her own family’s many activities and tries her best to keep 44-year-old Jase in line.
Jase and Missy Robertson have been married for more than 22 years and have three children: Reed, Cole, and Mia.
Duck Dynasty’s Mia Robertson, the 10-year-old daughter of Jase and Missy Robertson, was born with a cleft lip and palate.
Missy and Jase Robertson recently launched the Mia Moo Fund, whose slogan is “Because Every Kid Deserves A Smile,” to raise awareness and help children with similar problems.
Missy Robertson revealed the story of Mia’s cleft lip and palate on the fund website:
“Jase & I learned that Mia had a cleft lip and possible cleft palate at 31 weeks gestation, thanks to a 4-D ultrasound. We were able to prepare ourselves and our boys, as best as we knew how, for a few weeks before she was born at 37 weeks gestation.
Mia Elaine Robertson was born on September 12, 2003, with a bilateral cleft lip and palate & it was through a mutual friend, we met a family in our area who had a son born with this same condition just a few months before Mia. This family lead us to the International Craniofacial Institute in Dallas, Texas, where we traveled when Mia was 17 days old. They checked her from head to toe and fitted her with a palatal appliance in order to give a “fake roof” to her mouth.
Ten-year-old Mia Robertson was born with a cleft lip and palate
This helped tremendously in the feeding process as it aided in allowing her milk to travel down her throat instead of out her nose. We did our best to fatten her up over the next few weeks in order to get her healthy enough for her first surgery, correction of the cleft lip. At 3 months old, Mia underwent her first corrective surgery. Jase and I were prepared to physically take care of our daughter, but we were not prepared emotionally as to how different she would look after this surgery. We had fallen in love with that sweet face for 3 months and were not prepared for the swelling and stitches that we saw in the recovery room. It was a very emotional time.
Our baby looked so different, and we actually wondered if it would have been better if we had chosen not to put her through the surgery. In just a couple of days, the swelling diminished entirely, and we soon realized that this indeed was the best thing to do for our child. I try to help parents in this regard so they do not experience the same trauma that we did. Mia healed quickly, and we continued to prepare her for the next surgery. She had palate correction surgery at 7 months old. After having her palatal appliance cleaned 3-5 times a day for 7 months, Mia now had her own natural palate. She was a happy baby who loved her mama and hardly ever wanted to be away from me. This is extremely common with babies who need so much medical attention. No worries. I took her to work with me at Duck Commander, and she played on the floor and with her Mamaw Kay while we worked…”
Duck Dynasty Season 5 finale just aired on Wednesday, March 26, leaving its fans wanting confirmation about Season 6.
Jase and Missy Robertson spoke to People magazine about their family, this past season and what lies ahead.
With Phil Robertson controversy behind them, the Louisiana family are beginning to film next season of the show.
Duck Dynasty reality show will be continued with Season 6 this fall
“We’re going to keep doing what we do,” says Jase.
“People will have their opinions about us, but we’re just trying to do the right thing. We’re really thankful to the people who have supported us through everything. We have met a lot of great people.”
Jase and Missy Robertson say that Duck Dynasty has a higher purpose than just entertainment.
“There are a lot of people with problems out there,” says Jase Robertson. “Sometimes, we’ll meet some of them who’ll say <<I’m so glad your show is on, because despite my lowest moments, I have something to chuckle about. We’re a healthy distraction, you know. That’s what we want to be.”
It does not appear that a premiere date for Duck Dynasty Season 6 has been made official yet, but based on past history it would seem fans can likely expect new episodes come this fall.
Duck Dynasty’s little Mia Robertson has just completed her fifth cleft surgery.
In a new interview with Closer magazine, 11-year-old Mia Robertson opened up about her cleft surgery and revealed that all she wants to do is go to Chick-Fil-A, a fast food restaurant that specializes in chicken.
“We’re driving straight [to Chick-Fil-A] from the doctor’s office,” Jase and Missy Robertson’s daughter told the magazine.
When asked what the scariest part of her surgery was, Mia Robertson said: “Knowing I couldn’t eat chicken strips for 3 months!”
Mia Robertson has just completed her fifth cleft surgery
Mia Robertson was then asked about how she coped with the surgery itself. Surprisingly, she was not scared at all.
“I honestly was never scared about having surgery. It wasn’t the first time, you know?” she admitted.
“Besides, I had my mom and dad with me, and I knew God would be with me the whole time.”
Mia Robertson has been forced to replace chicken and her mother has been preparing her a wide variety of soups.
“She cooked a lot of different soups that I could pick from,” says Mia Robertson.
“My favorite was her homemade spaghetti sauce soup! I take it to school every day for lunch.”
Duck Dynasty Season 5 finale will air next week Wednesday and will feature Mia Robertson’s cleft surgery.
Duck Dynasty Season 5 finale will feature Mia Robertson and her latest cleft lip and palate surgery.
In the meantime, Mia Robertson’s parents, Jase and Missy, are launching a charity aimed at helping children around the world get help with cleft surgeries.
Duck Dynasty Season 5 finale is scheduled to air on March 26.
At the beginning of this year, Mia Robertson, 10, underwent her latest cleft lip and palate surgery, and now her famous parents want to launch a campaign to help other children around the world get medical treatment for this condition.
Mia Robertson underwent her latest cleft lip and palate surgery in January
Missy Robertson said the campaign and its website, www.miamoo.org, should launch this weekend.
Mia Robertson had her first procedure at 3 months when surgeons closed her lip. At age 7 months Mia Robertson underwent her first procedure for her palate, which split and widened toward the back of her throat.
Her latest procedure involved taking bone from her left hip and inserting it into the gap in her gum to allow them to grow together to form one bone.
More procedures may come as Mia gets older, Missy Robertson said.
Duck Dynasty’s Jase and Missy Robertson have set up The Mia Moo Fund, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness and funds towards research, treatments and causes of cleft lip & palate.
Mia Robertson, Jase and Missy’s little daughter, was born with cleft lip and palate.
Three months ago, Mia Robertson, 10, underwent her latest cleft lip and palate surgery, and now her famous parents want to launch a campaign to help other children around the world get medical treatment for this condition.
Mia Robertson was born with cleft lip and palate
The Mia Moo Fund website explained: “The organization began in 2014 after Mia Robertson, daughter of Jase and Missy Robertson, completed surgery for her cleft lip / palate. As Mia entered surgery, thousands of supportive fans tweeted, blogged and talked about how strong and beautiful she was. It was both empowering and inspiring. It has since become our mission to bring this type of support and love to each and every child that suffers from cleft lip and palate. These children face difficulties that are hard to comprehend, but with your support, the impossible can be achieved.”
Mia Robertson’s mother, Missy, has announced on her Faccebook page: „I am happy, excited, humbled and proud to introduce you to the Mia Moo Fund! Our family wants to help as many kids as possible who have been affected by cleft lip/palate. Follow us and become a part. And check out our web page for so much more at www.miamoo.org. Together, we can give these kids a bright future. In the words of Mia, <<Let’s do this!>>.”
Duck Dynasty ’s Jase and Missy Robertson will serve as the keynote speakers and entertainers at the next month’s Children’s Home of Lubbock 60th anniversary celebration gala in Texas.
United President Robert Taylor said the partnership between the organizations is based on a mutual faith-based founding and desire to serve others. As a result, United will be the title sponsor of The Children’s Home “Foster Our Future” gala on April 11.
Tom Spoonts, vice president for development at The Children’s Home, said he used family ties to entice Jase and Missy Robertson to visit Lubbock.
Jase and Missy Robertson will serve as the keynote speakers and entertainers at the next month’s Children’s Home of Lubbock 60th anniversary celebration gala
Gala attendees will hear Jase and Missy Robertsons talk about their story and parenting experiences as well as some singing and other forms of entertainment. The couple’s children may also make an appearance.
The Children’s Home of Lubbock opened April 18, 1954, and has touched an estimated 6,000 children in Lubbock.
The organization also works with about 50 foster families to provide care for all children who come to them in need. On any given day, The Children’s Home has an average of 145 children in its care.
Tickets for the gala are in short supply already but can be purchased by calling The Children’s Home at (806) 762-0481(806) 762-0481, ext. 213. Tables of 10 are $1,500, and individual seats cost $125. The event will take place at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center in Lubbock at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11.
Though money raised at the gala will go toward operating The Children’s Home campus, the event will kick off the Foster Our Future Capital Campaign, which will go toward improvement of infrastructure and increasing the organization’s endowment.