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!

Orange County Support Group Meeting – Monday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. – with Dr. Jeremiah Tao.  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

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Get all of your eye care questions answered at our next Garden Grove facial paralysis support group meeting, on Monday, June 3rd, at 6:30 p.m.!

Dr. Jeremiah Tao, an ophthalmologist and oculofacial plastic surgeon at UC Irvine Medical Center, will be our special guest for, “Facial Nerve Paralysis and The Eye.”

Many of our group members deal with eye care issues on a daily basis, and this will be a great opportunity to gain practical tips to help preserve your vision, and to hear about the latest treatment options available.

We will meet at the office of Ascend Physical Therapy in Garden Grove, and you can find more details in our Event post. Please RSVP by email to: facialparalysisfound@gmail.com, if you plan to attend.

We hope you can take advantage of this great opportunity!
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Attention San Diego residents! Join us for the next Facial Paralysis Support Group Meeting in San Diego on Saturday, May 18th, at 10:30 a.m.!

This group is led by Brian Apprille, a professional comedian who has experienced facial paralysis due to Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

The meeting will take place at the office of our host, RISE Physical Therapy, at their Solana Beach Office, at 380 Stevens Ave. There is free parking on-site.

Please see our event post for more details and to RSVP.

Brian Apprille will also be speaking at the next Acoustic Neuroma Association Support Group on Saturday, June 8th, at 1:00 p.m. in San Diego. The topic will be, "Unique Smiles: Recovery from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome," and persons with facial paralysis are welcome to attend . See the ANA Facebook page for more details.

If you live in the San Diego area, be sure to attend one of these meetings to connect with others for support and encouragement!
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