Welcome to the Facial Paralysis and Bell’s Palsy Foundation

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The Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2009, with the goal to provide support, encouragement, and resources to individuals and families dealing with facial paralysis and Bell’s Palsy.

We are also dedicated to raising awareness of facial paralysis concerns within the medical community, and in society at large.

Thank you for visiting our website, and we hope that you will find resources and information to encourage you on your journey with facial paralysis.

Current Happenings

Upcoming Meeting!

Beverly Hills Support Group Meeting and Facebook Live – Saturday, June 15th at 10:30 a.m. – with Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.  For more  information click here.

New Facial Paralysis Research Opportunity!!

Dr. Kathleen Bogart, Associate Professor of Psychology at Oregon State University, is seeking participants for a new research study. Click here for more information.

New Webinar Recording!

Neuromuscular Retraining for Facial Paralysis and Synkinesis with Jackie Diels – click here

New Podcast Series

“Unique Smiles: The Facial Paralysis Podcast” with Brian Apprille – Click here to listen as Brian interviews a variety of guests who share their personal journey with facial paralysis.

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Please click on the button above to make a donation via PayPal.
You may also donate by check to:

Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation

9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650
Beverly Hills, California 90212

Contact us

To fill out our contact form, please click here.

Facebook Posts

Join us for our upcoming Facial Paralysis Support Group Meeting in Garden Grove, California on Saturday, October 12th, at 10:30 a.m.!

Our topic for the day will be dealing with microaggressions, and Dr. Faye Wachs, Professor of Sociology and facial paralysis researcher will lead a discussion on practical ways to deal with the unwelcome comments and unsolicited advice we often receive from others.

We will meet at the office of Ascend Physical Therapy in Garden Grove, and please see our event post for further details and to RSVP.

See you next Saturday!
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If you are in the Orange County, California area this weekend, then be sure to check out this great comedy show that includes Brian Apprille, professional comedian and facial paralysis advocate!

Go to www.comedyintheoc.com for all the details.
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Join us this fall at one of our upcoming facial paralysis support group meetings in the SoCal area!

Saturday - October 12th - 10:30 a.m. - Orange County, Garden Grove, CA, and

Saturday, November 16th - 10:30 a.m. - Beverly Hills, CA, with special guest, facial NMR expert Jackie Diels

Please see our Event posts for more details on these meetings.

Also, if you are in the Las Vegas area, there is a new group starting tonight, Sept. 25th at 6:00 p.m. for persons dealing with brain tumors and brain injuries. You can find out more by visiting their Facebook page:

Las Vegas Brain Tumor & Traumatic Injury Group
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