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Stephen Moyer Fans Help Facing the World and Give Kids a Future Again

Posted on the 13 September 2011 by Thevault @The_Vault

If you are a frequent visitor of our websites you know that we are fundraising this year for Facing the Atlantic: Stephen Moyer’s friends Bertie and James will row across the Atlantic in support of Facing the World.

The UK Dailymail posted an article written by co-founder of Facing the World plastic surgeon Niall Kirkpatrick. It gives you a good idea of the amazing work Facing the World does and how they change lives.

Children with  severe deformities in places such as Africa, Asia and South America are often mercilessly teased or in the worst cases ostracised from their community, understood to be sub-human and not worthy of human affection.

Facing the World, a charity I helped to establish ten years ago, is doing its best to help these children, both by sending our experts abroad and by bringing children to UK for treatment.

We treat roughly 12 children a year in the UK, the majority of them at the Chelsea and Westminster or the Cromwell Hospital in London. Each child costs the charity around £60,000 because we provide treatment, intensive care, accommodation and even education for the child whilst they are in the country.

More recently we have started to raise money to fund the construction of craniofacial centres in countries lacking the money to do so.

Stephen Moyer Fans help Facing the World and give kids a future againJessica from Columbia suffered from a growth that was so large that she lost an eye. Doctors from Facing the World saved her life and transformed her face

Four years ago we treated a 15 year old girl called Jessica from Colombia. She was suffering with neurofibromatosis, a disease causing an overgrowth of tissue in the brain that pushes down into the head and face.

The growth was so large that she had lost an eye and the right side of her face was incredibly swollen. The brain had pushed out through the eye socket and into the face.

Local doctors thought that she would die of a brain haemorrhage. The teenager I met was acutely shy and very frightened. But after several operations over a course of two years, Facing The World surgeons were able to remove the growth and make her face more symmetrical.

Since then, she has grown into an incredibly confident young woman. She has even trained as a beautician and is in the process of opening her own salon back in Colombia.

The results of the surgery were good but the most important things is that she says she now feels pretty. I believe our skills should be used to allow everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin.


Please consider to join the many fans who have already made a donation or bought in our auctions, together we have already raised over $10,000 for Facing the World.


Stephen Moyer Fans help Facing the World and give kids a future again

You too can give to Facing the Atlantic and support Stephen Moyer’s charity by making a direct donation to Facing The Atlantic here

Please note: add the code TB4FTA (True Blood for Facing The Atlantic) to the note of your donation so we can keep track of how much was donated by True Blood / Stephen Moyer fans.

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