FACES: The National Craniofacial Association provides resources, a newsletter, information and networking opportunities around craniofacial disorders. Whether from birth, accident, or disease, facial disorders often are accompanied by the need for specialized medical care. One of the core missions of FACES is to provide financial assistance for the cost of travel to out-of-town medical treatments, helping families who would otherwise be financially unable to go.
Each summer, FACES Camp helps children with facial differences foster independence by engaging socially and making friends with other children experiencing similar medical issues. The camp features typical camp activities including talent nights, arts and crafts, archery, canoeing, ropes course, zip line, rock wall climbing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding and more.
Contact with another family sharing a similar medical situation is a valuable means of support for persons with craniofacial disorders and their families. By connecting people to one another, FACES helps to alleviate the emotional isolation that is often felt by patients and their families. “You are not alone” is the primary message of FACES, and to those who need it, it is a message of great comfort.
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