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Duncan

Duncan was born with a face stained a deep dark purple. Just a regular newborn baby face, just a bruise. Or so we thought. When they called in the paediatrician shortly after he was...

Community Stories
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Catherine

I have been volunteering with AboutFace for about 10 years and am a regular on the Bingo crew. I show for a couple of hours and Bingo raises a lot of money for AboutFace,...

Volunteer Stories
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Alim

We are drawn to faces. We unlock our phones, identify friends and greet people with them. We face people, face adversity, face forward, face backwards and turn face. We read faces, type faces, draw...

Community Stories
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Larkin

A smile – a universal welcome that triggers not only dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin spikes in your brain, but is a feel good communication that says “Hi” or “I like that.”  But what if those...

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Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation

Since 2012, AboutFace has been generously supported by Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation. The Foundation focuses their support on helping charities where their contributions can have a big impact; for AboutFace their investment helps make Camp Trailblazers possible...

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Cynthia

I first got involved with AboutFace back in 2004, when I was new to my role as Nurse Clinician for the Craniofacial/Cleft Program in Winnipeg, and I found an AboutFace pamphlet. As a mom of...

Volunteer Stories
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Morgan

I was born with Crouzon Syndrome.  Throughout my entire life, I have been treated differently because of the way I look. People think that because I look different, I am different from everyone else, but...

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Michael

Michael was born with a deformity in his right cheek, nose and gums. When he was 7 years old, he began bleeding profusely from his nose and mouth and was rushed to the Hospital...

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McMullen Family

We are the McMullens – Dan, Kim and Megan, and this is our AboutFace story. 15 years ago Megan was born with Crouzons Syndrome. We learned of AboutFace from the hospital social worker, however...

Volunteer Stories
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Rexall Foundation

For several years, the Rexall Foundation has generously supported AboutFace’s Camp Trailblazers programming across Canada. In 2018, they foundation donated $30,000. Brian McLaughlin, Chair, Rexall Foundation shared: “The Rexall Foundation is committed to improving...

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