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WE ARE myFace

WE ARE myFace

There is no condition that impacts the body and the spirit like a facial difference.

Without our support, having a facial difference can impede the basic functions a child needs to survive and grow, and those affected often experience social isolation or even bullying. In the U.S. alone, 1 in 700 children is born with an oro-facial cleft and 1 in 1,600 is born with facial asymmetry, a missing ear, a jaw deformity, or a defect of the skull, nerves or facial bones. These are myFace’s children.

About myFace

For 70 years, myFace has been dedicated to changing the faces – and transforming the lives – of children and adults with facial differences by providing access to holistic comprehensive care, education, resources and support that pave the way for better outcomes.

 

  • Through support of the myFace Center for Craniofacial Care at NYU Langone Health, myFace ensures that individuals and families have access to state-of-the-art, personalized team care.
  • myFace also provides direct services that meet the day-to-day needs of the craniofacial community, including peer led support groups, delivery of craniofacial newborn care kits, complimentary flights and housing for out-of-town families seeking treatment in NYC.
  • myFace provides access to education through topic-specific webinars, workshops, online resources and content, and strives to raise critical public awareness about craniofacial differences through programs such as its Wonder Project which helps to educate others on the importance of celebrating uniqueness and always choosing to be kind.
  • myFace aims to provide individuals and families with the care, tools and information they need to successfully navigate their journey and let them know they are never alone.

 

Our Focus on Care, Compassion & Community

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CARE

With a special focus on children and their families, myFace provides access to comprehensive, holistic team care, including medical, dental, speech, nutrition and psychosocial services.
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COMPASSION

myFace is dedicated to transforming the lives of patients living with craniofacial conditions. We strive to educate others on the importance of empathy, celebrating uniqueness and always choosing to be kind.
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COMMUNITY

myFace recognizes the critical need for support groups and workshops designed to provide much needed guidance and connections for children, adults and families impacted by craniofacial differences.

Transform a life today!

Take part in the transformative care of patients and their families living with craniofacial conditions.

Transform a life today!

Take part in the transformative care of patients and their families living with craniofacial conditions.

Having a facial difference can impact the body and spirit significantly.

A facial difference can impede the basic functions essential for a child to survive, thrive and grow, such as breathing, hearing and eating. Craniofacial patients – and their families – not only have to deal with the physical effects of their condition, but the challenging emotional impact as well. Individuals with craniofacial differences are often subjected to bullying at school or in their community. They can be made to feel inadequate or intellectually inferior, all of which can have a tremendous psychological impact that can result in feelings of isolation and low self-esteem.

 

myFace works with patients and their families with craniofacial differences to ensure they have access to programs, services and resources that empower the spirit, build strength and community – and know they are never alone.

Having a facial difference can impact the body and spirit significantly.

A facial difference can impede the basic functions essential for a child to survive, thrive and grow, such as breathing, hearing and eating. Craniofacial patients – and their families – not only have to deal with the physical effects of their condition, but the challenging emotional impact as well. Individuals with craniofacial differences are often subjected to bullying at school or in their community. They can be made to feel inadequate or intellectually inferior, all of which can have a tremendous psychological impact that can result in feelings of isolation and low self-esteem.
myFace works with patients and their families with craniofacial differences to ensure they have access to programs, services and resources that empower the spirit, build strength and community – and know they are never alone.

70% of the patients treated at the myFace Center at the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery come from low-income families.

Thanks to myFace’s annual support of the Center, all patients receive quality care, regardless of the type or severity of the anomaly, the length of treatment or the family’s financial situation. Patients with severe craniofacial conditions often need 40-80 procedures during their childhood years and into adulthood. myFace ensures they all receive comprehensive, long-term care.

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