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Bridget Nolan

The Jane C. McDaid Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Bridget Nolan, North Scituate, RI. She graduated from Scituate High School.

Annie Blackburn

The Jane C. McDaid Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Annie Blackburn, Natick MA. She graduated from Noble and Greenough School.

Lucy Davies

The Dotty MacDonald Scholarship was awarded to Lucy Davies, Wrentham, MA. She graduated from King Phillip Regional High School.

FFC Sponsors Seminar on Speech and Language

On May 14, several parents along with a number of speech therapists and clinicians were fortunate to hear a lecture on speech disorders related to cleft palate. The event was sponsored by FFC and took place at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown, Cape Neddick, ME was awarded the Dr. John B. Mulliken Scholarship. She graduated from York High School.

Olivia Chaves

Olivia Chaves, Saugus, MA was awarded the Barbara Seltzer Memorial Scholarship. She graduated from Saugus High School where she was active in sports including varsity tennis and the ski and snowboard club.

Nathan Garran

Nathan Garran, Eastham, MA was awarded the Jane C. McDaid Memorial Scholarship. He attended Nauset High School and currently attends the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

Stacy Rotatori

Stacy Rotatori, Enfield, CT  was awarded the Dotty MacDonald Scholarship. She graduated from Enrico Fermi High School.

Parent’s Story – Kirby Vigneau-Murphy

Our son Owen is a very active three-year-old who just happened to be born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. The youngest of our four children, he is also our only child born with a cleft lip and palate. I remember that even though we were experienced parents, we were very nervous about all the surgeries he would have to undergo when he was a baby.

The Power of Mind as a Tool for Coping

In the Fall of 2015, The Foundation for Faces of Children took its first step toward the goal of providing our families with programs promoting positive self-esteem and strategies for coping with anxiety. The event, “Facing the World: Optimal Strategies for Children & Families with a Facial Difference,” launched our plan to offer better psychological support to our craniofacial families. One aspect of the program highlighted techniques for focusing on mindfulness to elicit a relaxation response and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.

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