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Cameron Underwood – Face Transplant Patient

NYU Langone Health patient and myFace Star, Cameron, had a face transplant in January, under the leadership of Dr. Eduardo D Rodriguez, MD, DDS. myFace supported Cameron throughout this journey by providing travel and housing for his many trips back and forth between CA and NYC and more than 150

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myFace Star: Gospel

Meet Gospel. Gospel is a beautiful, vibrant and determined  13-year-old – wise beyond her years. Her home is in Kingston, Jamaica, but she has spent the last couple of years in the US living with a host family so that she could undergo the special reconstructive surgeries she desperately needed

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myFace Star Wins Gold at Special Olympics!

Last weekend, myFace Star, Billy Duthie went for the gold at the Special Olympics in New Jersey when he competed in the mini javelin and 400 meter run competitions. Billy emerged the champion of the mini javelin with a throw of 28.5 meters and took home the silver for the

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myFace Star Juan Carlos

There are a lot of amazing young myFace patients, but did you know myFace helps adult craniofacial patients as well? Earlier this year we hosted Juan Carlos, a native of Ecuador, in our apartments while he was having surgery. We wanted to share this email we recently received from him,

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International Women’s Day

Today — March 8th — is International Women’s Day, and we’re celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. You can honor an important woman in your life, by making a gift to myFace in her name. An important woman in many of our lives is Patricia Chibbaro;

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Gaten Matarazzo

‘Stranger Things’ Star Shares Craniofacial Difference

‘Stranger Things’ star Gaten Matarazzo was born with cleidocranial dysplasia, a genetic disorder affecting the development of the bones and teeth. Like so many of our myFace patients, Gaten realized that this is what makes him special and believes that his uniqueness even helped him land the beloved fan-favorite role

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Sara and Dr. Flores

From myFace Patient to Intern

by Sara Pollak As a child, I felt as if I lived in the backseat of my parents silver car, driving to and from Manhattan from my home in Connecticut for surgeries and doctor appointments. As the passing scenery looked like a blurred painting, I wished that my life would

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3D Printed Face

NYU Develops Cutting-Edge 3D Printed Face

For over 65 years, myFace has invested in research, technology and ground-breaking surgical procedures like NAM. We also help support the research budget within the NYU Department of Plastic Surgery, where this amazing 3D Printed face was developed. Made from over 10,000 layers of an acrylic polymer, these incredibly life

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Meet 3 of Our myFace Heroes

Every year, myFace helps hundreds of children born with craniofacial disorders, supporting thousands of procedures and consultations. It can be incredibly difficult for everyone: the parents, the medical team, and of course, the children. So we wanted to share the stories of a few of our amazing “myFace Heroes”. These

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