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Fabian’s Journey: WGN Follows Teen Through Final Craniofacial Procedures

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fabian Bautista had a big reason to smile when he recently celebrated his 18th birthday. Born with a double cleft palate, he's spent his life going through a number of surgeries — he thinks around 15, but he’s lost track — but he's near the end of his journey with the UI Health Craniofacial Center, where he's received treatment since he was a baby. WGN reporter Lourdes Duarte followed Fabian over the past six months — through one of his final surgeries, follow-up appointments, family events, and the big moment when he finally got his braces off.