So on Saturday 25th February 2012, I was suddenly on my own. Not only was it the end of my marriage and also my career (I’d put everything into working with my ex-husband for his software development company) my dreams of being...Read More
Author: Frankie's Legacy
I got married to my first husband when I was only 21 in 1996. I had a big white wedding that my...Read More
Welcome to Baby and Cleft, a blog and information resource about cleft lip, palate and associated conditions. My name is Lisa, and my unborn baby boy has recently been diagnosed with a cleft lip and possible palate during a 23...Read More
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Lisa Ventura – Frankie’s Mum & Founder of Frankie’s Legacy
Frankie was a small pebble dropped into the lake of life…but his ripple will be felt forever…
My blog “Frankie’s Legacy: Love, Loss Grief & Recovery” focuses on raising awareness of early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, neonatal death, cleft lip/palate and rare chromosome disorders.
My much loved and much wanted son Francesco “Frankie” Enrico Ventura was born sleeping on 29/11/2013 and had a severe cleft lip/palate, talipes and an extremely rare chromosome disorder (chromosome 15 duplication syndrome).
This blog focuses on my journey as an empty armed mother, and about how I am surviving stillbirth, celebrating Frankie and creating his lasting legacy as best I can.