• Congressman Trent Franks Hosts Mia Robertson to Speak in Washington, D.C. and Share Story RE: Cleft Lip and Palate

    Congressman Trent Franks Hosts Mia Robertson to Speak in Washington, D.C. and Share Story RE: Cleft Lip and Palate

    Who: Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08)
    Mia Robertson, The Mia Moo Fund (10 year-old daughter of Jase
    and Missy Robertson)
    Jase Robertson, Duck Dynasty and author of Good Call
    Missy Robertson, Duck Dynasty

    What: Press conference re: The Mia Moo Fund
    Online: http://www.miamoo.org
    http://franks.house.gov

    When: Tuesday, July 8
    5:30pm ET Media Call-Time
    6:00pm ET Press Conference

    Where: House Triangle
    Southeast corner of the Capitol building

    About:The Mia Moo Fund is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness and funds towards research, treatments and causes of cleft lip & palate. We invite everyone countrywide to participate with us as we strive to support one another, lend a helping hand and bring a smile to each and every child.

    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 their mission to bring this type of support and love to each and every child that suffers from cleft lip and palate.

    Congressman Trent Franks was born with a severe cleft lip and palate, and doctors warned his parents their son might not live long. But, said Franks in a July 2005 interview with The Arizona Republic, they sent him to a children's hospital in Denver where he eventually underwent nine operations, the first at just 2 weeks old.

    Media Contacts

    Robertson Family:
    Ebie McFarland
    (615) 495-5491
    ebie@ebmediapr.com

    Congressman Franks:
    Ben Carnes
    (202) 579-0005
    Ben.Carnes@mail.house.gov

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