1 in 33 babes are born with a physical difference that will impact their lives. According to the CDC, 1 in 900 babies are born with a facial difference like a cleft lip or cleft palate. In many parts of the world, this can be a dangerous prognosis.
A facial difference can be life-threatening to a child. It can obstruct the airway or leave the child unable to feed. It can impact hearing and vision and leave an infant undernourished, listless, developmentally delayed and unable to thrive. Facial difference puts a child at the mercy of bullies and the cruel and insensitive comments of others – it affects the life of a person in every possible way.
Treatment for a facial difference is very costly and often considered by insurance companies to be a ‘cosmetic’ and uncoverable expense – few families have the means to cover care entirely.
myFace is on a mission to change that.
myFace, a non-profit organization, funds the care and rehabilitation for as many patients as their yearly budget will allow. Through partnerships with Southwest Airline, NYU, and donations from people just like you, MyFace is able to provide travel, surgery, rehabilitation and extended care for patients from all walks of life and circumstance.
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Posted by InspireMore on Thursday, April 4, 2019