AboutFace Community Survey

With the announcement of Executive Director, Anna Pileggi retiring, AboutFace has created an Executive Transition Team who will oversee the selection process of a new Executive Director. As we begin the process, we want to make sure we

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Executive Director Retiring

It is a bittersweet to announce that I have decided to retire as Executive Director of AboutFace, effective June 30, 2017. For some, this decision may come as a complete surprise, and may feel deeply

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Julie and Kaeden – A Cleft Story

I am a mom of a cleft child. Before I started on this journey, I didn’t realize how blessed I would be. Pregnancy was a breeze for me. I was hardly ever sick or craving weird foods. I loved it. When I got my ultrasound done during pregnancy, our …

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Sam’s Story

Hello I’m Samantha Seadon, I was on the cover of the first magazine, and would like to tell you a bit about myself I am 13 years old, and was born withNeurofibromatosis (NF1) it has been passed down my Family on my mom’s side. I have …

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Emily’s Story

As someone who has endured so much in my life, I realize now how important it is to share my story with others, so that I may give them hope for the future. It is really hard to tell someone, “everything will turn out fine”, without them …

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Will’s Story

My name is Will. I am 16 years old and I have a cleft lip and palate. There are many positive and negative consequences to having a cleft. However, in today’s society, it is a constant struggle to fit

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The World Through My Eyes

My name is Katrina Cichosz, and I was born in 1974 in Miami, Florida, with a bilateral cleft palate. I had a total of 11 surgeries throughout my life to endure. I was born to a very…

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Kait’s Story

I am 20 years old and I was born with a unilateral cleft lip, cleft palate and an underbite. I also have a variety of recurring ear issues such as

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Zoe’s Story

My name is Zoe Allard and I am 12 years old. I really enjoy camp and have been going for the past two years. I have made many friends because everyone is so

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Kris David’s Story

My name is Kris David, and I have A LOT to tell you about me. Well first I was born in Trinidad, but when I was born I was severely deformed in a way so much that the doctors up there didn’t know what to do. I had a severe …

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Writing Contest: 3rd Place – Amanda Lizon

It is very difficult to sum how I feel about Camp Trailblazers in just a few words, but if I were to do so, I would say that camp has changed my entire life. I can’t even begin to imagine where I’d be or what kind …

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Writing Contest: 2nd Place – Christine De la Cruz

The first time I went to camp in 2006, I did not know what I was in for. All I really knew was that we were doing camp activities. I did …

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Writing Contest: 1st Place – Quy Nguyen!

My name is Quy Nguyen. You can call me is Wii for friendly. I am attending in Grade 10 at Shaftesbury High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I would like to tell you about my first trailblazer camp forever. This camp …

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When you look in a mirror, what do YOU see?

When you look in a mirror, what do YOU see? A nose that gleans the fragrance of morning dew…A mouth that kisses your newborn baby…Ears that behold the glory of a symphony…Cheeks that shine at the sight of your first love…A smile that …

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Blessings In Disguise

Blessings in Disguise Blessings in Disguise is a video created by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and it’s purpose is to provide additional information regarding team care from the patient, family and health care …

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ECHOage

ECHOage is a charity-driven, eco-friendly, online birthday party service where children learn the value of giving and receiving while celebrating. ECHOage creates a online gift system where half of the guests’ presents goes to a charity and other half …

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Charity Challenge Canada

AboutFace is proud to be partnered with Charity Challenge Canada! Charity Challenge is the World’s leading fundraising challenge operator. For more than 12 years they have supported many thousands of people to undertake an incredible adventure and in …

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AboutFace in the International Innovation Magazine

AboutFace and Camp Trailblazers was recently featured in the special “Canadian Healthcare” edition of International Innovation Magazine after being selected through our Global Giving Profile to be the charity in focus! This magazine will be sent …

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AboutFace has moved!

AboutFace would like to announce that as of January 1st 2013, our new address is: 1057 Steeles Ave. WestPO Box 702North York, ON M2R 3X1 In 2012, AboutFace was approached by its neighbouring tenants (dental office) to consider surrendering its …

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Becky Thomson Hope Fund

Did you know that 50,000 Canadians will acquire a facial difference as a result of trauma or a health issue? DONATE TO THE BECKY THOMSON HOPE FUND! Giving to The Becky Thomson Hope Fund helps AboutFace direct your donation to the area of most urgent …

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