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Duck Dynasty Star Teams Up With AZ Congressman for Good Cause
By NBC News
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A congressman and some of the Duck Dynasty family are joining together for a good cause.
Representative Trent Franks of Arizona welcomed Jase Robertson from the popular reality show to raise awareness of cleft lips and cleft palates.
Both Franks and Robertson's 10-year old daughter, Mia, were born with the condition.
"I've had 5 surgeries so far. My last one was on January 3rd. It was a biggie," said Mia. "They took a bone from my hip and put it in my top jaw. I had to drink all my food for 3 months."
Mia Robertson was there with the congressman to introduce the Mia Moo Fund.
"I believe that God has blessed kids like Mia and Mr. Franks, with an extra measure of courage. Because their childhood is more difficult. But instead of giving up, they persevere through their pain and suffering they undergo, they develop a lot of character," said Robertson.
The Mia Moo Fund is a way for the little girl to share the support and love she has received with children around the world dealing with cleft lips and cleft palates.
"And the Mia Moo Foundation is dedicated to trying to help all children with cleft, and they work with children here in America and across the world. And I guess the gift that they give these young children is a chance to go from an almost hopeless situation, where they can't communicate with anyone, to where they can put a smile on their face and stand out in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC and tell their story," said Franks.