Miss Canada 2014 Contestant Talks About Her Experiences Growing up with a Cleft

19 Year Old Katie Barrow is representing Newfoundland in the 2014 Miss Canada Globe competition. Katie was born with Cleft Lip and Palate and is serving as an inspiration to girls all around the planet that despite being born with a difference, you are still beautiful – both inside and out.

Read the article from The Western Star here.

In the article Katie talks about her experiences with bullying, how she overcame them, as well as the fantastic experiences that she received on AboutFace’s camps (very similar to our own camp – www.faceit.org.nz/camp).

Katie is currently studying psychology at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and hopes to become a counsellor working with children who are being bullied.

The Cleft NZ team wishes her all the very best for the competition, and hopes that Katie will continue to raise awareness for the world’s most common birth defect that cannot be fixed in a single operation – you can show your support too simply by liking her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katie-Barrow-for-Miss-Canada-Globe-2014/609443085781438.