Meet Francis

Francis in an orange shirt holding a ball
Francis smiling in a kayak

Moebius Syndrome is an extremely rare congenital neurological disorder which is characterized by facial paralysis and the inability to move the eyes from side to side. Most people with Moebius Syndrome are born with complete facial paralysis, unable to close their eyes or form facial expressions. Francis has Moebius Syndrome, impacting his daily life as he cannot move his lips or blink. He can only smile, thanks to facial reanimation surgery.

Francis loves coming to camp every year. “Each year around February, he starts begging me to get his application in so that he can attend again,” his mom shares. His favourite activities are the fun games on Mr. Lube day, and the high ropes course. “The camp has given Francis lots of independence,” his mom adds.

“Zajac Ranch is a great place where kids can be kids, and everyone is encouraged to try every activity and have the best time of their lives,” his mom adds. Francis hopes to one day be able to be a staff person at the camp, to help other children like him feel at home.

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