Our Superheroes

Our Superheroes

Great Strength Forged in Adversity

Families of children born with craniofacial differences 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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In the News

Winter Newsletter 2017

At Face the Future Foundation, we’re committed to improving the lives of all children with craniofacial differences by creating a culture and community of acceptance and supporting the unique physical and emotional needs of these patients.

Holiday Party 2017

Over 600 smiles were seen at the holiday party sponsored by Face The Future Foundation and StarEvents for the patients and their families of UI Health Craniofacial Center. Photos by Leigh Johnson and Rachel Boge

Read Our July Newsletter

This summer edition includes a letter from the president, a recap of events, and what’s up next for Face the Future Foundation.

See it here