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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.
In the News
LeeAnn Trotter to Host 2015 Gala
LeeAnn is currently NBC5′s entertainment reporter and she is a native Chicagoan. After working at CLTV for eight years where she anchored the weekend news, LeeAnn came … Read More…
Holiday Party December 13
The Holiday Party for the patients of the Craniofacial Center will be held on Saturday, December 13th. This annual tradition which features crafts, food and entertainment from our Young Leaders Board, is something our families all look forward to. Each deserving child, many of whom have … Read More…