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Great Strength Forged in Adversity
Families of children born with craniofacial anomalies face an intense and harrowing, 18- year journey. Face the Future Foundation is dedicated to helping improve the quality of life of these beautiful children.
When they are just three months old, our heroic kids must undergo their first surgeries, repairing cleft lips. At nine months, another surgery repairs their palate. At four, pharyngeal flap surgery and speech therapy help these young heroes speak normally. Bone grafts and surgical touch-ups dot their youth, punctuating their life with challenges undreamed of by their peers. While our kids worry about finishing high school and picking the best college, they are also receiving jaw and nose alignment surgeries and final treatments on their lip.
By the time they have finished their full course of treatment at the Craniofacial Center, our heroes have faced and overcome more adversity than many experience in a lifetime.
Through the amazing efforts of the Center’s staff and their own resolve, our kids emerge ready to face the world on their own terms. Every year, thanks to the astounding generosity of our donors, we give more than 5,000 Chicago-area kids the chance to live the normal life they deserve. By supporting Face the Future, you too can make their dreams a reality.
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That Toddlin’ Town!
A kaleidoscope of doffed fedoras, glittering pearls, and elbow-length gloves whirled around the Four Seasons’ Grand Ballroom in Chicago while merry strains of jazz danced through the air. At our 2013 gala, “Flappers, Fedoras and All That Jazz… A Night on the Toddlin’ Town,” board … Read More…
Top Honors for Dr. Mimis Cohen
Face the Future Foundation would like to recognize the fine work of the medical professionals at the Craniofacial Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The staff works tirelessly to provide the highest quality of medical care in the country for children with craniofacial anomalies.
Dr. Cohen, … Read More…