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  – Saturday, November 16th at 10:30 a.m. – with Dr. Jackie Diels, OT –   For more  information 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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Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation

9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650
Beverly Hills, California 90212


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If you are in the southern California area this weekend, then be sure to join us for our next Facial Paralysis Support Group meeting!

Our Beverly Hills support group will meet on Saturday, Nov. 16th at 10:30 a.m., and our special guest for the morning will be Facial Neuromuscular Retraining (NMR) expert Jackie Diels, OT. Jackie is one of our most popular speakers, and she always has the latest information to share with us.

This meeting will take place in Beverly Hills at our usual location, 9401 Wilshire Blvd. Please see our Event post for more details and to RSVP.

This will be an in-person meeting only (not online), so if you are in the LA area, we hope to see you there!
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Join us on Saturday, November 16th at 10:30 a.m. for our next southern California Facial Paralysis Support Group meeting!

We welcome the return of Jackie Diels, OT, as our guest speaker for the morning. Jackie is a leading authority on Facial Neuromuscular Retraining (NMR), a non-surgical approach to the treatment of facial paralysis,and she always has the latest information to share with us.

This meeting will take place in Beverly Hills at our usual location, 9401 Wilshire Blvd. Please see our Event post for more details and to RSVP.

This will be an in-person meeting only (not online), so if you are in the LA area, we hope you can attend!
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A research study is underway to help medical professionals understand the changes to the bones of the face in people with long-term, single-sided facial paralysis. This study is led by Dr. John Joseph, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Encino, California.

Several criteria must be met to enroll in the study, which includes the facial paralysis occurring before the age of 30, and the facial paralysis being present for at least 30 years. If you are female, you cannot be pregnant during the study.

Participants will be reimbursed a total of $100 after enrolling in the study and undergoing a free orbital CT scan without contrast. The researchers will coordinate the CT scan to be performed at a location near you and during a time that is convenient for you. You do not need to live in California to participate.

An orbital CT scan is an X-ray procedure that creates images of a portion of the face. These images will be used to determine if long-term facial paralysis affects the structure of the bones of the face.

You can learn more about Dr. Joseph and his work at www.drjohnjoseph.com/about.html

If you are interested in taking part, please call 310-859-7140 for more information, and indicate that you would like to participate in the facial paralysis study.

We always seek to encourage more research into the long-term effects of facial paralysis!
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