Inspiring Champions

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

Hello Fall!

Join Us for a “Falltastic” Time!

Bring your friends, neighbors, and teammates to enjoy shopping the dazzling array of fall, holiday, Colorado decor, and specialty gifts. You will be amazed at the wide selection you’ll find.

It’s all happening Thursday September 30th at The Parker Shoppes. Come sip & shop while you support small businesses and our great nonprofit, Courageous Faces Foundation. Please save the date. See you on the 30th!

Something for Everyone

Celebrate the seasons with us while you shop for all your Fall and Holiday gifts, decor and an amazing wine for all your celebrations.

Join us for Upcoming Events. There’s at least one that is just right for you.

Huge Thanks to Our New Partners

Professional Headshot Fundraiser

What a wonderful day of support, kindness, and splendid photography!  Heartfelt thanks to award-winning photographer, Pauline Fortuna for sharing her expertise and time by capturing professional smiles for so many guests who joined us at our first Professional Headshot Fundraiser! 

Thanks to Clare and her team at NerdsToGo for providing their office space for our photography studio. We are so appreciative of both partnerships and their gifts of time and talent to the Foundation!

Matching Gift

Thank you to ANB Bank for your generous donation.

Our gratitude to the newest ANB Bank in the Denver Tech Center. Branch Manager, Luis Salazar, and his team became a Business Partner and supported one of our Foundation Fundraisers with a matching donation.

Thank you to The Flying Locksmiths!

The Flying Locksmiths held a Derby Day fundraiser to help benefit the Courageous Faces Foundation and raised $3,000!

From the colorful hats to the party atmosphere, The Derby Party drew more than 60-people, and a lot of horsing around. We’re grateful for their ample generosity and business partnership with the Foundation and enjoyed meeting their team, which handles nearly every form of security out there, from commercial to residential. We are delighted in our new connection with Bethany, Cameron, Kyle, Chuck and Nathaniel!

Shout out to BOAC for the wonderful gift to the Courageous Faces Foundation!

A super shout-out to BOAC, the Building Operators Association of Colorado, one of our new business group partners, for their wonderful gift to Courageous Faces Foundation. Their recent bowling party raised $5,000 for the Foundation and they say they will be donating their future bowling proceeds to the Foundation as well. We are thrilled at the new partnership and the great behind-the-scenes engineering the Building Operators do to make sure all the functions of our modern buildings are working correctly. Great, generous people with whom we’ve been privileged to meet and connect.

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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Courageous Faces Foundation receives a donation from King Soopers/Kroger each time you shop with your loyalty card at no cost to you!

Enroll your King Soopers Loyalty Card(s) online at kingsoopers.com/communityrewards and select Courageous Faces Foundation as your charity. 

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