I have included some links at the end of this post to a couple of websites that explain the birth defect that I was born with.
I don't really like the phrase "birth defect" - it contradicts my theology. A "defect" infers a mistake and I believe that God is sovereign. If he had the power to create the entire universe according to his exact specifications, then my face was certainly no challenge for him!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.