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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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

Here are two new research studies involving persons with facial paralysis. Please take a few minutes to participate in these projects and let your voice be heard!

Researchers at the University of Warwick are developing training for healthcare professionals to teach them about interacting sensitively with people with facial paralysis. Although this is a UK-based study, all persons worldwide are encouraged to complete the survey:


There is also new research into facial differences and PTSD underway at the University of Wisconsin, led by Dr. Elizabeth Zielins. This survey is for persons over age 18 with any facial difference:

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The Denver-area Facial Paralysis Support Group will meet next Monday evening, September 23rd, at 5:30 p.m.! This gathering will take place at the Daniels Fund Building in the Cherry Creek area of Denver.

This group welcomes persons with facial paralysis due to any cause, including Bell's palsy, acoustic neuroma, stroke, and other conditions. Family members and caregivers are also encouraged to attend.

This support group is led by local resident Nancy Nolte,and she is excited to meet others in the Denver area who are living with facial paralysis.

Please see our Event post for more details, and if you are interested in attending, and/or helping to form this new group, then please contact group leader Nancy Nolte by email at: nancynolte59@gmail.com.
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A new support group is forming in the Las Vegas area for persons living with brain tumors and traumatic brain injuries. There are persons with facial paralysis included in this group, so it may be of interest to some of our followers.

It is headed by Michelle Mendoza, whose son has been affected by a brain tumor. Their first meeting will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25th, at 6:00 p.m., and you can find out more details by going to their Facebook page:

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