Eva Fulton was born at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon in May last year with a cleft palate. She was also diagnosed with Pierre Robin Sequence, which meant she had a receded chin. Her mum Kylie, 28, who with husband Peter, 31, lives in Cambridge Street, St Neots, recalled the day she was born. We werent too phased because theres a lot worse, she said. I was just glad she was here, safe and happy. The day after, the cleft nurse came and she was brilliant. We were given a lot of help and support from the charity CLAPA (Cleft Lip And Palate Association), especially in the early days with feeding as Eva couldnt suck. CLAPA helped with advice and also provided specialist bottles to help with feeding. Aged just eight-and-a-half months, Eva had surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, to repair her cleft palate. Meanwhile, over time her receded chin, which can lead to breathing difficulties, has come forward. However, Eva, who has a sister, Peters daughter Abby, 11, is one of a number of children with Robin Sequence who also have Sticklers Syndrome and is believed to be partially blind in one eye and extremely short sighted. She also has severe hearing loss. Close attention is paid to her eyesight because the retina can become detached from the back of her eye, so she has regular checks ups at Addenbrookes. Shes a very happy, confident baby, continued Kylie. Within a couple of weeks of having surgery she was back to causing mischief. Eager to help CLAPA after it had helped them, Kylie looked for a fundraiser that Eva could take part in. I wanted it to be something she could do, so she was raising the money. So for a week from August 18, Evas socks will not match and shes seeking sponsorship. Through online donations, she has already raised more than £300. INFORMATION: You can support Eva by visiting www.justgiving.com\/eva-fulton.