so am born cleft palate ..while growing up I had speech problems, crooked teeth (after the years I had braces to correct it) I was called ugly all the time and no one wanted to be associated with me …it was worse that at the cafeteria I was also made fun by this boy who made sure to make me feel ugly every day. In class due to my speech problem when I would answer a question the teachers took time before understanding me. While years went by I became so shy, I wouldn’t pose for photos and friendless. But now my speech has greatly improved .