I am excited to share this issue of Your Impact, where we highlight myFace stories of hope, creativity and camaraderie.
You’ll read about Ezra, a 15-year-old who shares his journey of strength and commitment as a gymnast. You’ll hear from Erin and what it’s like to be a sister to Kyle who was born with Nablus Syndrome. You’ll learn about “Cameradery,” an innovative program that brings young people together through photography. And much more!
I want to remind you that none of what we do is possible without your commitment to make each day better for myFace individuals and families.
Executive Director, myFace
MYFACE STAR, EZRA,
Shows Us That To Be A Good Gymnast, You Need Strength On the Outside and Inside
“Keep your head up. The challenges you face make you stronger on the inside.”
Born with Pierre Robin Sequence, Ezra has had to dig deep to find his own expression of who he is. As an accomplished gymnast and talented musician, Ezra’s wisdom beyond his years is an inspiration to us all.
MYFACE PROVIDES ASSURANCE,
And Comfort to Families When They Need it Most
Joel and his mom, Alicia, have been coming to NYC for the past 4 ½ years where Joel has been undergoing major jaw, sinus and facial reconstruction with his plastic surgery team at NYU Langone Health. Joel has documented his journey through his tattoos to also show his gratitude and support.
MY BROTHER, KYLE
A Sibling Perspective
At myFace we celebrate the journey of kids and adults living with a facial difference. Siblings will not go through the experience unaffected. Erin graciously shares her perspective in this story where she explores what it is like to be a sister to Kyle, born with a rare condition called Nablus Syndrome.
Brings True Camaraderie To Those With Facial Differences
In offering innovative ways to bring young people together, we share the story of “Cameradery,” a student-run art photography program at Cornell University. 15 myFace kids were able to take part in this unique program to explore a range of aspects of photography while honing their own creative skills.
ASK THE EXPERT:
Director of Family Programs, myFace
myFace’s Director of Family Programs, Dina Zuckerberg, leads the myFace Wonder Project, an anti-bullying campaign educating students in schools across the country on the importance of celebrating uniqueness, being an upstander and always choosing to be kind.
MYFACE JOINS LEADING NONPROFITS AND MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS
To Request Critical Government Funding for the NIDCR and NIH
myFace, along with 47 leading nonprofits and medical organizations, signed on to a letter from the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to the House Appropriations Committee requesting funding for the NIDCR and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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