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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
A note from Christian John Hadjipateras
Face the Future Foundation
I recently attended the Face the Future Foundation’s annual event in Chicago. Seeing firsthand the fantastic work that’s been done by the team at UIC has inspired me to write a few words given my own history.
To give you a brief account … Read More…
The Associate Board’s 5th Annual “A Day at the Derby” Party
Join us Saturday May 3, 2014 for our 5th Annual Derby Party!
The Fortnightly of Chicago
20 East Bellevue Place
Ticketa include the following:
Southern style buffet
Cocktails & Champagne
(including a Mediterranean trip on the luxury motor yacht, the “Nikita”)
And much, much more!
Attire: No Jeans. Jackets required for gentlemen. Ladies please wear your hats.
All proceeds benefit the Craniofacial Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago.