Helping the team at
University of Illinois Craniofacial Center transform lives.
Face the Future Foundation is dedicated to raising funds and public awareness in support of the multi-disciplinary patient care at the University of Illinois Craniofacial Center, so that every child with craniofacial differences can live a confident, joyful and fulfilling life.
For almost three decades, Face the Future Foundation has been a staunch supporter and partner of UI Health’s Craniofacial Center.
regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or ability to pay.
to live a fully-embodied life and reach their full potential.
The very best care includes being treated by the most compassionate
and knowledgeable medical team - who have access to state-of-the-art equipment - and provide wrap-around emotional, cognitive,
and psychological support services - all under one roof -
for however long the patient needs care.
• Plastic & Craniofacial
• Anaplastology / Facial &
• Prosthetics (artificial ears,
nose, eyes and teeth)
• Maxillofacial Prosthetics
• Genetics Counseling
• Speech therapy
• Psychology counseling
• Xrays and supporting
• 3D lab support
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.
Why we do what we do!
“The real heroes in all this are our wonderful patients who go through so much over many years to finally get the beautiful smile that nature denied them and face their future with confidence thus becoming valuable citizens and members of the community. Taking care of so many children over the years and observing them grow up has definitely been a unique privilege and I am truly grateful for the opportunity.”
– Mimis N. Cohen MD, FACS, FAAP
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With a donation of $250 today, you will provide a speech therapy session for a child learning how to speak clearly and confidently following cleft lip surgery. Learn about all the different ways your donation is used to transform the lives of those with craniofacial differences.
Support Face the Future Foundation's efforts to help University of Illinois Craniofacial Center transform young lives. Donate today and contribute to the funds they need to provide the highest quality of care to our heroes. The doctors and medical professionals. at University of Illinois Craniofacial Center, the team performs the procedures that give children the possibility of a normal, fully-embodied life, as well as important counseling for the kids and their families to help them during their lengthy treatment process.
Face the Future Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS, and all donations to Face the Future Foundation are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.
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