By Angela Velasquez
I have an atypical face; my face is not symmetrical. When I am out in public, strangers tend to look at me with a puzzled gaze. They stare because I have a facial disfigurement due to neurofibromatosis. My right eye, which is a prosthetic, protrudes out and overall the right side of my face is slightly lower than that of my left. So, yes, my face is atypical which causes for a lot of wondering eyes.
Each year, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) prepares a report to communicate to the President and to Congress NCI’s research priorities, progress made to date, scientific areas of opportunity that will advance cancer research and improve patients’ lives, and the funding needed to do so. This year, the FY2019 report included stories to highlight how investments in cancer research help people living longer and healthier lives. One of these stories is a profile of NF Hero Philip Moss.
The Children's Tumor Foundation is pleased to share that we can now accept donations via text message. Important information is included below about making a donation thru your mobile device.
The new issue of NF News, the official newsletter of the Children's Tumor Foundation, is now available! In this issue you will find:
- Hackathon for NF2
- NF Conference Research Updates
- Extraordinary Spirit: Baseball Star Ian Desmond Greets NF Heroes Across the Country
- Awareness Month Highlights
- Stories of NF
- New Parent Education Guidebook
- And so much more!
On August 10, 2017, the 65th Annual NIBROC Parade in Corbin, Kentucky featured the debut of a very special car driven by Wallen’s Towing & Recovery, a local Corbin automotive company. The parade is part of a three day festival that includes activities for all age groups and interests.