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Our Founder’s Story
My husband, James and I are the proud parents of 5 beautiful children. Our youngest are twin girls, and are the inspiration and motivation behind this company. One of our twins, Sydney, was born with a craniofacial condition known as Treacher Collins Syndrome. This condition causes underdevelopment of the facial bones, thereby creating difficulties in breathing, eating by mouth, speech and hearing.
Sydney spent the first 4 months of her life in the NICU where she received a tracheotomy to allow her to breathe and a feeding tube placed in her stomach. She also had her first of many reconstructive surgeries. Tissue was taken from behind her ears and grafted to create lower eyelids enabling her to better close her eyes and protect them from permanent damage.
Sydney faces many years of reconstructive procedures, and although it breaks my heart to know she will have to endure these difficult procedures. She is a bright, happy, and determined little girl. Because of her amazing personality and spirit, I know that she will handle these surgeries better than most of us would.
She is an inspiration to our family, and to all she comes in contact with, she reminds us of what is important in life and that outward appearances are not what make a person, but rather the beauty comes from within.

The Shoes
When the twins were learning to walk, they received a pair of squeaky shoes as a gift. Our first experience in public with these adorable shoes was a family trip to Disneyland. It was amazing the attention they attracted, and the question that always followed was "Where did you get those".
They also came in handy keeping track of twin toddlers who were just learning how to walk, and were constantly trying to venture away from the group. After seeing the popularity of these squeaky shoes, I decided a squeaky shoe business venture would not only be worthwhile, but also an awesome vehicle to support the mission of the organizations associated with Treacher Collins Syndrome and Craniofacial Condition.
These groups work tirelessly not only in providing support to those individuals and family members affected by these conditions, but also raise public awareness and acceptance of those individuals with facial differences. The Children's Craniofacial Association proclaims, "Beyond the face is a heart”.
I am blessed to have these wonderful organizations as support systems for my daughter and family and am thrilled to be able to give back to each one of them and help them make a difference in the lives of those individuals affected with Craniofacial conditions.