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'Duck Dynasty' star undergoes surgery after family asked for prayers

Junie Sihlangu
Jul 24, 2018
07:01 A.M.
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Missy Robertson from Duck Dynasty has kept her followers up to date on her daughter, Mia Robertson’s surgical journey. On Monday, the teenager was due for another procedure.

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Fans of the reality show know that Mia was born with a cleft lip and palate. According to her mother, this week she was going for her 8th procedure.

Mia Robertson, 14, is the only daughter of Jase and Missy Robertson. Throughout her life, she has undergone several different surgeries because she was born with a cleft lip and palate.

Missy and Jase have both been extremely open about the struggles that their family has faced as a result of their daughter’s developmental challenges. They've both posted about their daughter’s journey using the hashtag #BraveMia.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Throughout, Missy has kept a positive outlook.

‘Surgery went well! We are blessed to have an awesome doctor and medical team. Recovery has been slow but steady. We thank you all so much for supporting Mia. Love you!!! #BraveMia’

Jase Robertson, Twitter, July 23, 2018

She credited her daughter for bringing “so much depth to our lives and to our faith, and she has brought so much meaning to what life is about.” The teenager had her latest surgery on Monday.

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On Sunday, Missy posted on Twitter revealing that Mia's friends had driven over to support her for the 8th cleft surgery. The post included Mia smiling and posing with several people.

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On Friday, the reality star posted an image of her daughter being attended to by a doctor. The other images showed her having fun at the Dallas World Aquarium.

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In that post, Missy wrote, ‘If you’re a parent of a child with a chronic medical condition or illness, you understand the weighty need for distractions from the pain. Animals are a sure bet.’

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The same day that Mia had her latest surgery, her father gave an update. He shared with everyone on Twitter that the surgery had gone well and thanked his fans for their support.

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Missy first revealed that her daughter would be having another surgery in May. At the time, she’d shared that they had heard some good and not-so-good news from doctors.

She asked fans to pray for her daughter while keeping faith in God. Missy wrote, ‘Knowing that our God is the Great Physician is the best news of all. He’ll never fail our girl.’

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