Inspiring Champions

Improving the quality of life for people living with rare and severe medical conditions through personalized, ongoing direct support

Enriching Lives Program

Be inspired and see how you can join us to make an immediate difference for people with rare medical conditions to improve the quality of their lives.

Anicee, A Dedicated Giver

Your first year in college is tough enough even without limitations.  Anicee meets challenges from her rare medical condition and limited mobility head-on and moves through obstacles when most of us would give up.  This young lady is all about giving back to others, but she has one special need that would make a major difference in her life.

Boundless Energy, Joyous Smile

Meet Iyla, who is beating the odds with her spirited energy and engaging smile.  Through multiple surgeries and uncertain outcomes, this endearing young girl captures the hearts of everyone she meets.  Together we can expand her world and multiply her opportunities to get out and experience new things.

Extraordinary Love

Meet Emma, Abby and their parents as they share their journey of extraordinary love and determination. Their incredible story defines the true meaning of courageous as they continue to be the only family with children with this rare diagnosis. See how you can help us make a difference for Emma, Abby and other courageous champions.

Why Our Donors Give

Please Join Our Donor Family and See the Impact YOU Can Make!

See (and hear) why donors who give are forever changed after seeing the incredible impact they have in the lives of those that need it most.

Join us for our “Springtacular” Event!

Sip, Shop & Enjoy Local Treats While Supporting Courageous Faces

Set your calendars to join us April 21st from 10:00am-7:00pm for our “SPRINGTACULAR” Event at The Parker Shoppes, 10685 S. Parker Rd., Parker, CO. Sip wine, coffee and enjoy local treats as you shop for the perfect spring and summer indoor and outdoor decor to make your surroundings “Springtacular” this year!

Huge Thanks to BOAC!

FUN, FOOD & COSTUMES from the past highlighted BOAC’s Bowling Fundraiser.

They paraded as Lucy, Ricky, Betty White, Moses, Hugh Hefner, legendary rockers, the crew of the Titanic and more—blasting back from the past and packing the Bolero bowling lanes Friday night. The “cast” members were all part of the Building Operators Association of Colorado’s fundraiser for Courageous Faces Foundation.

Around a hundred zany fun-lovers temporarily redirected their oversight of the HVAC and electrical systems of many of Denver’s downtown buildings to bowl for dollars to help Courageous Faces improve the quality of life for people with rare medical conditions, several of whom (our “Champions”) came and joined in the celebration.

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A Jewel Of Success with Kendra Scott!

Sparkle, Shine & Generous Hearts

Thank you to the staff at Park Meadows and Cherry Creek North for their warm welcome and hospitality. Thanks to all of you who shopped this weekend and to Kendra Scott for partnering with Courageous Faces through their GiveBack program during our spirited event. Together we are making a difference!

Thank You Heritage Cards & Gifts!

IT WAS AN AMAZING DAY, thanks to Patti & Audrey from Heritage Cards and Gifts who hosted a fantastic Holiday Shopping Event.

The warm, joyous atmosphere and the incredible selections of holiday gifts made for the perfect day. Thank you to Kristy with ONEHOPE Wine for providing free wine samples for customers to “Sip & Shop”. And to all of you that came out in support of Courageous Faces, Thank You for joining us!

Holiday Happiness!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO FESTIVE CUP COFFEE & BOUTIQUE

Thank you to Amy and her entire team for hosting such an amazing holiday shopping event benefitting Courageous Faces! Thank you to everyone who joined us to sip incredible coffee, stroll throughout the “Festive” merchandise selections, and for supporting local businesses that support our community.

Businesses & Non-profits Working Together

Hats Off To All Who Supported the 2021 Tank Event

Huge thanks to South Metro Denver Chamber, Lone Tree Arts Center and the non-profit business partnership group for hosting this year’s great tank event. Special thanks to the emcee Natasha Verma from 9News & the 2021 Presenting Sponsor Charles Schwab. This event showcased 12 non-profits and exemplified the value of business & community partnerships. So many great things come when businesses and non-profits partner together!

Maddie featured on 9NEWS Warrior Way

Congratulations, Maddie, on your amazing interview today on 9NEWS Warrior Way! Courageous Faces is honored to have you as our Champion/Warrior as you share your story so openly. Your voice and advocacy will promote further discussions about living with a rare medical condition. You are an inspiration to us all!

The Million Dollar Man

Meet Reggie, the Million Dollar Man

Reggie used to spend 30-minutes hand sewing his pant leg together just to get dressed each day due to a rare and severe medical condition called Neurofibromatosis (NF). That all changed after the Courageous Faces Foundation reached out to master tailor Alan Rouleau who made an entire wardrobe for Reggie, including a luxury suit. The Courageous Faces Foundation also ordered boots for Reggie from the Village Shoe Shop in Houston who spent 3 months engineering and constructing custom boots to fit Reggie’s extremely enlarged left leg and foot.  He now feels like the Million Dollar Man.

When your appearance is as different as Reggie’s, it’s easy to withdraw from society and not want to be out in public. Reggie’s severe case of neurofibromatosis (NF) caused large tumors on his face and left leg. For the first 40-years of his life, understandably Reggie stayed safe within his home and neighborhood avoiding people and their stares and comments. With his new wardrobe and confidence, Reggie can get up and get dressed each day like anyone else. He is committed to no longer hiding from people and determined to help others learn more about people with differences and how to treat them. The more Reggie puts himself out there, the more positive responses he has received from others. Now, rather than sitting in his house wondering what life was like, he has started living it, speaking at major Houston events and in multiple states. With the foundation’s help, Reggie now lets his courageous and joyous personality shine through everywhere he goes. Recently, Reggie reconnected with former SNL actor and comedian, Kevin Nealon (whom Reggie had met two years earlier), who provided a special table for him, his family, and two Courageous Faces Foundation staff members at Nealon’s show in Houston at the Improv. There’s nowhere Reggie won’t go. And everywhere he goes, he makes new friends and spreads the word about NF and other rare & severe medical conditions. He says he’s thankful for the Courageous Faces Foundation because “…nobody’s consistently accepted and cared for me like the people at the Foundation.”

Champions of the Foundation

CASSIDY’S NEW LOOK

Generous donors have helped provide a new look for Cassidy, one of our Courageous Faces Champions, with “hair” she loves to show off. See the huge impact Cassidy’s new has had on her life!

THANK YOU KAIT THOMAS

Longtime supporter, Kait Thomas, owner of “Styled by Kait” donated her time and talents to showcase the inner and out beauty of Champions of the Foundation, Hannah and Maddie.

Champion of the Foundation, Johnny Quinn’s Instagram post captures the attention of Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds once again proved that he’s a good human being and is getting praise all over the internet for his wholesome response to burn victim Jadiant’s Inspirational Instagram post. Read the Story Here.

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Cassidy

Smiles Abound! Cassidy is often found sparkling as much as her clothes and accessories! She brings great joy to everyone around her and continues to embrace her differences with positivity and energy…

Smiles Abound! Cassidy is often found sparkling as much as her clothes and accessories! She brings great joy to everyone around her and continues to embrace her differences with positivity and energy…

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Dominic

“If he can, then we can. And we will” The motto that keeps Dom and his family positive, hopeful and thriving through many medical challenges. His “Go for It” attitude is inspiring and has been the reason he has made such great strides in his young life…

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Glory

Happy, determined and fashion focused, Glory takes pride in her advocacy work for Little People. She is proud to be a college graduate and enthusiastic employee at Disney’s 90th year celebration!

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Hannah

When looking at Hannah today, one would never know of the pain she has endured on her journey through TENS after suffering a severe reaction to an antibiotic. Her story is extremely unique and impactful. Hannah is an amazing young lady who wants her story to empower others to live life to the fullest!!

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Johnny

Johnny embraces his scars with pride and enthusiasm for life! At the age of 4, doctors told him he wasn’t supposed to live more than a few hours when he survived a horrific fire burning him over 96% of his body. Johnny says his deepest scars are to his heart and soul from cruel and thoughtless people who make comments. Johnny is proud to say he is a thrivor not just a survivor!

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Maddie

“Different Abilities” rather than Disabilities is how Maddie lives life. She has a great attitude and is proud to promote her love of Disney. Her optimism and strong desire to model and act is certainly attainable. Currently enrolled in college, she hopes to obtain her degree in sociology. YOU GO GIRL!

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Maria

Maria is at her best when serving others and sharing her compassion, kindness and acceptance of people with differences. She appreciates and values when people look beyond her physical appearance and sees her beauty within.

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Mark

Mark sees life through a different lens, a camera lens. His passion for photography and shooting wildlife is exceptional. He would like others to see him through a different lens, get beyond his visible difference and see and know him as an extraordinary young man.

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Reggie

What do you get when you combine joy, courage, baker and caring personality? Reggie! He enjoys making new friends while out and about in Houston and sharing his story about Neurofibromatosis. He enjoys comedy and is a friend and big fan of Kevin Nealon. Reggie has a great sense of humor to share with everyone he meets.

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Sammi

Sammi is a beautiful young girl who is admired by all who meet her and constantly inspires her family with her strength. She knows what it feels like to be stared at and spoken to differently, and that’s motivated her to protect those who are made fun of, to befriend the friendless, and embrace being different!

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Sophie

Artist extraordinaire! Sophie brings out the best when she paints, draws and uses her photography talents to create award winning photographs that have been exhibited in The Smithsonian Institute. She has a strong desire in helping others have a voice.

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Thomas

Thoughtful, curious, creative thinker and artist! Thomas is a talented young man who inspires to be a graphic designer while challenged with an eye condition that is degenerative. He continues to overcome challenges from his past and works hard to utilize his writing, drawing and poetry as healthy outlets that create beauty and inspires others. Keep working hard Thomas!

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Zahra

Enthusiastic, determined and spirited, this is Zahra. She is proud to say she is an actress and has been in several movies while still learning in the acting industry. She continues to take classes to “polish” her skills. She loves to dance, cook and enjoy her dog Koda. “Life is precious, don’t take it for granted.”

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