Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CCA Family Spotlight: Tiffany Kerchner

I'm Tiffany Kerchner, I'm 27, and I was born with Moebius Syndrome. I was introduced to CCA through Dr. Bartlett and his staff at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. CCA has changed my life immensely. Growing up with craniofacial disorder in a society that is obsessed with looks is not easy. When I was in grade school, I was teased and called Two-Face. I started going to the CCA retreats when I was 9 and it was so awesome seeing other children like that me. Children I could relate to... children that knew what I was going through and how I felt. I owe so much to CCA.Now I'm 27 and all done with surgeries. I embrace my differences and see my true beauty despite my disorder. I work in a nursing home as an aide and I am currently enrolled as a nursing student at Penn State!

There's so much I'm proud of when it comes to CCA and my own personal journey. The fact that I can finally look in the mirror and like what I see is amazing. I know I look different, but for the first time in my life, I'm okay with that. I owe a lot to the support I've received to my family and friends. My mother has been tremendous in shaping me as a person. She also went through a lot.

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