Thursday, September 11, 2014

See Beautiful in This Moment and Month

As you know, we're committed to seeing, sharing and creating more beautiful in the world. That's why, when Meg Storie reached out to us explaining that September is Craniofacial Awareness Month, we knew were had a wonderful opportunity to see and spread more beautiful!

Some of you may remember our inspiring See Beautiful Woman of the Month Camryn Berry. Camryn introduced us to the Children's Craniofacial Association (CCA). She reminded us to see beautiful and redifine how we do so.

The work of CCA Kids is one full of seeing beautiful. They empower, support, give, and love. They see, spread and celebrate beautiful. They help everyone embrace beautiful and remind us to honor that beauty and strength EVERY DAY of our lives.

Thank you Meg, for reaching out and sharing your story. We are thrilled to honor you, along with CCA too!

By Meg Storie:

I was born with a craniofacial anomaly called Treacher Collins Syndrome. TCS is associated with down slighting eyes, small or absent ears, small jaw and sometimes a narrow trachea. I grew up to learn about myself and embrace the being I am today. That is what See Beautiful means to me. I don’t feel different most days. There are days I feel like everyone is looking. That is the only time I’m reminded of my craniofacial anomalies. Those kinds of days, it gives me an opportunity me to show my humorous personality. My friend Josh said, “You forget what Meg has after a while, you see her as Meg.” The kindness and acceptance from strangers and friends is how I see beautiful. The focus on my family’s personalities and their talents is how I see beautiful. My husband’s dedication to his job, his love for our cat “Rags” or his artistic ability to carve walking sticks is how I see beautiful. The appearance of a person will show beauty as you get to know him or her.

September is Craniofacial Awareness Month. Children’s Craniofacial Association sees beautiful is many ways, such as giving parents of craniofacial syndromes and the children opportunities outside of doctor appointments and surgeries. CCA kids and parents can share their story, inspired by Auggie Pullman from Wonder by RJ Palacio. CCA provides educational packets/lesson plans for teachers since a lot of classrooms have Wonder in their lesson.

Some CCA families do a picnic in their hometown to network with all the families in September. This is one of couple ways CCA create as beautiful.

Do you want to see more beautiful in children, learn acceptance and choose kindness? Please visit or click on the icon below.
Thank you for hopping with us and seeing beautiful in CCA Kids today and this entire month and beyond.


  1. I will go over and visit the site and let's all continue to See Beautiful this month!!

  2. Thank u for sharing this I'm a special ed teacher so advocating for kids with disabilities is important to me
    Retro rover

  3. I just read and I learnt a lot. and my first thing is to help to turn FB yellow in september :o)

  4. What a wonderful organization. I am sure they have helped so many kids and their families.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts & helping others see beautiful too!