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Cynthia Murphy

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Cynthia is a craniofacial disability activist and graduate student finishing a second Master’s degree in Public Health at Purdue University, while serving her internship at Patients Rising. She has overcome many chronic health conditions caused by Treacher Collins Syndrome, a genetic birth defect that affects the bones, muscles, and soft tissues of the face and skull. To date, she’s undergone 16+ reconstructive plastic surgeries.

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Learning to Have Compassion for Myself as a Bullying Survivor

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Health Disparity Among People with Craniofacial Disabilities

Genetic circumstances typically cause craniofacial conditions, whereas a child is born with physical malformations to the head and body, resulting in...

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How Repeated Criminal Victimization Affects People With Disabilities

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Learning to Love Myself as Someone With a Craniofacial Disability

Today, I can look into the mirror with confidence and without the fixation of vanity. I see a woman who has overcome internal and external adhesion...

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Psychological Impacts on Children born with Craniofacial Abnormalities

The Psychological Impact of Children born with Craniofacial Abnormalities from  Cynthia Ⓥ Murphy ✌

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