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Young Boy with Moebius Syndrome Smiles After Surgery

Monday, July 9, 2018
By Erin Hull, Duke Health Marketing
Colton's teacher holds up the photo he drew after he started smiling

Colton Southern had plenty to smile about after surgery last year. In fact, it was the first time in the eight-year-old boy’s life that he was able to show how happy he was. Colton’s facial muscles were so weak when he was born that he was unable to show expression. Facial reanimation surgery at Duke Children’s Hospital brought a smile to Colton’s face -- and to the faces of his thankful family.

Read Colton's story on the Duke Health Blog

 

Young Boy with Moebius Syndrome Smiles After Surgery