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2015
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Teen has jaw deformity surgery that included shortening his tongue

A Topeka teen had a severe jaw deformity that resulted in serious sleep issues. He's getting good sleep since doctors at Children's Mercy Hospital performed surgery that even included shortening his tongue.

Toby Goforth was born with a syndrome that included having a jaw that's too far back. It resulted in Toby's airway being blocked during sleep, leaving him with little energy during the day. Since age three, he'd had a CPAP machine to wear at night to keep the airway open.

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