Welcome to the Facial Paralysis and Bell’s Palsy Foundation

The Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation was founded in 2008 by Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, with the desire to provide a network of information, education and support to persons of all ages who are suffering from Bell’s Palsy and permanent facial paralysis.

We are dedicated to support ongoing research within the medical community to find and advance new and improved treatments for facial paralysis. We also seek to educate medical professionals on the latest developments within the facial paralysis community .

Please feel free to contact us if you or a loved one are dealing with facial paralysis issues. We desire to extend to you the knowledge that you are not alone in your condition, and the hope that there are treatments available to you. Thank you for visiting our website.

Current Happenings

Our Orange County Support Group Is holding a Personal Portrait Workshop with photographer Joy Orosky On Saturday, April 12, 2014!

 This will be a unique opportunity for our support group members to enjoy a personal portrait sitting in a supportive and casual setting!  Joy Orosky, a professional photographer from Chatsworth, CA, has offered to share her talents with our group.  She has a passion and sensitivity to help those with facial paralysis have a positive photo experience.

 Our support group member, Aldy Jerney, will host this event at her home in Newport Beach, CA.  Light refreshments will also be available throughout the day.

There will be no charge for this workshop, but persons must pre-register to attend.  The workshop will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with 30 minute sitting times, and you will be given a time for your session when you register.  Each attendee will receive a disk with the photos from their shoot.

 Please send an e-mail to : facialparalysisfound@gmail.com if interested!


Our support groups are open to all persons dealing with facial paralysis and their families, so please come and join us!