Madden Humphreys is a seven-year-old boy who was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. He also has a condition called "complete heterochromia iridum," which can be seen in his two different colored eyes. one is blue, the other is green. When he was born, Madden had surgery to correct his cleft, but there is still some scarring on his face.
Madden's mom, Christina Humphreys was interviewed by Today after making a trip from Oklahoma to Minnesota to get a cat that seemed like it was destined to be Madden's companion.
She saw a photo of the cat on a Facebook support page for mothers of kids with cleft palates. The cat also had a cleft palate—and the exact same green and blue eyes as her son.
"The eyes alone would have been a big deal. When I saw the cleft, we had a conversation about … how it was amazing they were both born completely unique,” Humphreys said.
With the help of friends and family, they raised money for the road trip to see if the rescue cat would still need a home.