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 Conditions, which I am so passionate about.   These groups work tirelessly not only in providing support to those individuals and family members affected by these conditions, but also in helping raise public awareness and acceptance of those individuals with facial differences.   The Children's Craniofacial Association proclaims, "Beyond the face is a Heart".  Beyond any facial and physical differences, these precious children are all the same.  They just want to be loved and accepted, not stared at and made fun of.  I am so honored to be a parent of a child with facial differences.  Sydney has taught myself and my family so much, and continues to amaze us everyday.   When I look at her, I don't see facial differences, I see a beautiful little girl, and it brings a smile to my face every time.  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.