The end of the year is a time for many of us to take stock of the things for which we’re grateful and to think about our resolutions for the new one. Topping the list for me is my wonderful wife, Tracy, and our six great kids. I’m also grateful for my extended family and friends, a job I love and serving as President of the Face the Future Foundation.
Face the Future has a personal connection for me. Our daughter Zoe was born with craniofacial differences. We feel fortunate because we were able to pay for Zoe’s surgeries and care through insurance and personal savings.
This isn’t the case for every family. Many of them have minimal insurance coverage or are on public aid. They don’t know what to do, where to turn or who to trust.
A family’s first step on their journey to receiving help is often taken at UI Health Craniofacial Center. There, they meet with a team of professionals: medical and dental specialists and allied health professionals working together to provide comprehensive care under one roof. This team is dedicated to the care and treatment of infants, children, adolescents, and adults with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial conditions.
And right beside them—offering help and support—is Face the Future Foundation. We believe that no child born with craniofacial differences should be denied proper care. The treatment and care these children require may take years to complete and only be covered in part by private insurance or public funds, and we are dedicated to meeting this challenge. No child is turned away from the center for financial reasons. More than 5,000 Chicago-area children are helped annually by the Craniofacial Center.
Our daughter Zoe is a happy girl, full of confidence and boundless energy. Tracy and I wish this happiness and confidence for every child. Please join us and Face the Future Foundation in our efforts to change not only a child’s life but that of their entire family. Join us with an end of the year donation and by giving regularly.
Thank you each and every one of you who support Face the Future Foundation. We wish you a very merry holiday and a happy new year.
Rob and family
Rob Grant, President
Face the Future Foundation