Assuaged Seeking Partnerships for Annual Craniofacial Wellness Retreat

Assuaged is seeking partnerships and sponsors for its first annual “Craniofacial Health and Wellness Retreat”. A unique retreat experience that offers an organic and vegan plant-based environment for cranial facial disabilities is currently high-in-demand and unmarked territory.

These annual retreats will be tailored to families seeking guidance about medically-necessary surgeries, managing medical debt, and who are interested in learning about holistic and self-care alternatives.

The event is planned to take place in July or August 2020 at a resort in Southern California. To learn more about Assuaged and discuss collaborative options for supporting this event, please contact Cynthia Murphy at 909-733-8201 or

When you have a #craniofacial disability, sometimes you feel lost and alone in a world full of people who may not…

Posted by Cynthia Cherise Murphy on Sunday, June 30, 2019


To date Cynthia and Thane Murphy of have donated brand new Cochlear™ Baha Power devices with accessories (valued at $7,000 each) to three craniofacial families denied by medical insurance.


We must act blessed by paying it forward to those who are struggling. We are grateful to have donated our 3rd brand new…

Posted by Assuaged on Sunday, July 21, 2019

Cynthia is an advocate for an organic plant-based lifestyle because she and her husband reversed chronic disease achieving optimal health. After having 16 reconstructive plastic surgeries, including a major jaw operation, Cynthia has not needed surgery since her last procedure in 2013.

In honor of National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month, she and fellow advocates created the hashtag #BraveFaces, a video campaign on Facebook celebrating the unique beauty and individuality of people born with craniofacial conditions.


Please feel free to share! My name is Ernest EIcyz Rahsheede. I live with Treacher Collins Syndrome and am happily…

Posted by Cynthia Cherise Murphy on Sunday, July 7, 2019

As a research and event volunteer, she collaborates with others striving to bring awareness, like Dr. Justine Lee of UCLA’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Murphy will lend her support to the annual UCLA Craniofacial Picnic, at the campus Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on July 27th, 2019 from 1 to 4pm.

The annual UCLA craniofacial picnic is a free event is for children with congenital craniofacial conditions and their families and is filled with games, food and fun.

Assuaged Seeking Partnerships for Annual Craniofacial Wellness Retreat

Cynthia's Message!

Happy July! We are kicking off our #31daysofcraniofacialawareness project for National #Cleft and #CraniofacialAwareness Month with my good friend Cynthia Murphy @CranioVegan! Cynthia was born with #TreacherCollins Syndrome and has gone through multiple surgeries. But what really defines Cynthia to me is her ambition and energy! She and her husband Thane started their own successful business Assuaged, focused on healthful vegan eating, and recently finished another degree! Congrats Cynthia!I thought she would be the perfect person to kick off our project of spreading positive messages at the same time as #craniofacialawareness!PS. come to Craniofacial Picnic, July 28th at UCLA Sunset Recreation Center 1-4PM, it's free, RSVP, meet some peeps, it's cool (not really, it's usually hot).PPS. wanna participate in #31daysofcraniofacialawareness? Tell us your story and your message! Send a video (or post a video) and we'll link to you.#TreacherCollins #craniofacialsurgery #cleftlipandpalate #cleftpalate #craniofacialmicrosomia #microtia #hemifacialmicrosomia #craniosynostosis #apertsyndrome #crouzonsyndrome #saethrechotzen #nager #parryromberg

Posted by Justine C Lee, MD PhD on Monday, July 2, 2018

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