Children’s Craniofacial Association’s (TEXAS) mission is empowering and giving hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences. CCA is the premier national organization addressing the medical, financial, emotional, psychosocial and educational issues related to craniofacial conditions, which includes any anomaly of the face or head.
Each year approximately 100,000 children in the United States are born with or develop some form of facial anomaly. In many cases, reconstructive surgeons can correct these problems early—often while the child is still an infant. However, many children must undergo dozens of surgeries and procedures throughout their life and face isolation and teasing from their peers. Throughout childhood and into adulthood, CCA helps families navigate, prepare for, and thrive on the craniofacial journey. Children’s Craniofacial Association supports these children by offering numerous programs and services including Financial Assistance for Medical Travel, hosting the Annual Family Retreat & Educational Symposium, and presenting kindness education and bullying prevention resources in schools across the country, through our #ChooseKind program.
Thank you, Tony Stewart Foundation, for making a difference for so many and for children who have few advocates!
How the Money Will Be Used
In 2016, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award was for $7,500.
In 2015, The TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $7,500 will be used to continue the ongoing program Wonder-Choose Kind Project including enhanced content of our educational packets with the offering of the “Reader’s Theater” for educators (including librarians) to present with students; a condensed theatrical version of the book, Wonder, written by Edward Edwards.
In 2014, The TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $7,500 was used for the Wonder-Choose Kind Program.