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Family Spotlight: The Pleasants-Smith Family

We are a family of five, with three terrific kids: McLaine, Jaimeson and Andy. McLaine is our 21-year-old college student. She was born without a facial difference. Our 18-year-old daughter, Jaimeson, was born with a severe expression of Treacher Collins Syndrome. Two years after Jaimeson was born, we adopted our son, Andy, when he was only a few weeks old. He is now 16. Andy was born with a severe expression of Craniofacial Microsomia, a variant of Goldenhar Syndrome. We have experienced many ups and downs, tracheostomy tubes and g-tubes and countless craniofacial surgeries for both Andy and Jaimeson. Andy and Jaimeson are our heroes. They continue to teach us so much about love, kindness, acceptance, courage, and perseverance.

myFace has provided our children, and our family, with priceless support during this difficult journey.

Our family is honored to be 2015 Races for Faces Grand Marshals. We share this honor with all of the children, parents, family members, and loved ones, who are part of the myFace family, and with the greater facial difference community.

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