16 episodes

An upbeat podcast about the struggles and successes of living with facial paralysis.
Hosted by professional stand-up comedian Brian Apprille.

Unique Smiles: The Facial Paralysis Podcast Brian Apprille

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    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

An upbeat podcast about the struggles and successes of living with facial paralysis.
Hosted by professional stand-up comedian Brian Apprille.

    Episode 16: Zoe Cross (Moebius Syndrome)

    Episode 16: Zoe Cross (Moebius Syndrome)

    In Episode 16, we talk to Zoe Cross who has facial paralysis as a result of Moebius Syndrome. We discuss growing up with Moebius, the mindset to achieve a great life, dating and having her first kiss in her 40's, and advice for people with facial paralysis. We would love to hear your feedback. 
     
    All episodes now available on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-mx9TaB1Crol2vlMjHB5Q
     
    If you have any questions/comments about the podcast please comment below or contact us at: 
    CONNECT WITH US!
    https://www.facebook.com/Unique-Smiles-Podcast-168413050468091/
    https://twitter.com/UniqueSmilesPod
    Email: UniqueSmilesPodcast@gmail.com
     
    A big THANK YOU to our sponsors:
    http://facialparalysisfoundation.org/  and    https://www.risephysicaltherapy.com/
     
    Also, a big THANK YOU to Wes Hutchinson for allowing the use of his beautiful song, "Summer Love" for the podcast. You can check Wes' music at https://weshutchinson.com/  

    • 36 min
    Episode 15: Christina Robert (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome)

    Episode 15: Christina Robert (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome)

    In Episode 15, we talk to Christina Robert who has facial paralysis as a result of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. We discuss the onset of RHS, the confusion around diagnosis, recovery, and advice for people with facial paralysis. We would love to hear your feedback.
     
    All episodes now available on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-mx9TaB1Crol2vlMjHB5Q
     
    If you have any questions/comments about the podcast please comment below or contact us at: 
    CONNECT WITH US!
    https://www.facebook.com/Unique-Smiles-Podcast-168413050468091/
    https://twitter.com/UniqueSmilesPod
    Email: UniqueSmilesPodcast@gmail.com
     
    A big THANK YOU to our sponsors:
    http://facialparalysisfoundation.org/  and    https://www.risephysicaltherapy.com/
     
    Also, a big THANK YOU to Wes Hutchinson for allowing the use of his beautiful song, "Summer Love" for the podcast. You can check Wes' music at https://weshutchinson.com/ 

    • 26 min
    Episode 14: Steve Kenny (Car Accident)

    Episode 14: Steve Kenny (Car Accident)

    In Episode 14, we talk to Steve Kenny who has facial paralysis as a result of a car accident. We discuss his accident and subsequent stroke, the emotional and physical challenges, how it affected his marriage, surgeries, how he found acceptance with facial paralysis, and advice he has for people with facial paralysis. We would love to hear your feedback.
     
    All episodes now available on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-mx9TaB1Crol2vlMjHB5Q
     
    If you have any questions/comments about the podcast please comment below or contact us at: 
    CONNECT WITH US!
    https://www.facebook.com/Unique-Smiles-Podcast-168413050468091/
    https://twitter.com/UniqueSmilesPod
    Email: UniqueSmilesPodcast@gmail.com
     
    A big THANK YOU to our sponsors:
    http://facialparalysisfoundation.org/  and    https://www.risephysicaltherapy.com/
     
    Also, a big THANK YOU to Wes Hutchinson for allowing the use of his beautiful song, "Summer Love" for the podcast. You can check Wes' music at https://weshutchinson.com/ 
     
     

    • 32 min
    Episode 13: Elizabeth Robinson (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome)

    Episode 13: Elizabeth Robinson (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome)

    In Episode 13, we talk to Elizabeth Robinson who has facial paralysis as a result of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. We discuss what is Ramsay Hunt, the emotional and physical struggles that come with it, social situations, her surprising talent she discovered as a result of it, and the creation of her facial paralysis support group on Facebook. We would love to hear your feedback.
     
    All episodes now available on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-mx9TaB1Crol2vlMjHB5Q
     
    If you have any questions/comments about the podcast please comment below or contact us at: 
    CONNECT WITH US!
    https://www.facebook.com/Unique-Smiles-Podcast-168413050468091/
    https://twitter.com/UniqueSmilesPod
    Email: UniqueSmilesPodcast@gmail.com
     
    A big THANK YOU to our sponsors:
    http://facialparalysisfoundation.org/  and    https://www.risephysicaltherapy.com/
     
    Also, a big THANK YOU to Wes Hutchinson for allowing the use of his beautiful song, "Summer Love" for the podcast. You can check Wes' music at https://weshutchinson.com/ 

    • 35 min
    Episode 12: Steven Maldonado (Moebius Syndrome)

    Episode 12: Steven Maldonado (Moebius Syndrome)

    In Episode 12, we talk to Steven Maldonado who was born with facial paralysis as a result of Moebius Syndrome. We discuss what is Moebius, growing up with a facial difference, bullying, social situations and dating, and finding acceptance. We also discuss Steven's involvement with the Moebius Syndrome Foundation, and some upcoming events. 
     
    All episodes now available on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-mx9TaB1Crol2vlMjHB5Q
     
    If you have any questions/comments about the podcast please comment below or contact us at: 
    CONNECT WITH US!
    https://www.facebook.com/Unique-Smiles-Podcast-168413050468091/
    https://twitter.com/UniqueSmilesPod
    Email: UniqueSmilesPodcast@gmail.com
     
    A big THANK YOU to our sponsors:
    http://facialparalysisfoundation.org/  and    https://www.risephysicaltherapy.com/
     
    Also, a big THANK YOU to Wes Hutchinson for allowing the use of his beautiful song, "Summer Love" for the podcast. You can check Wes' music at https://weshutchinson.com/  

    • 24 min
    Episode 11: Georgia Kelley (Acoustic Neuroma)

    Episode 11: Georgia Kelley (Acoustic Neuroma)

    In this powerful Episode 11, we talk to Georgia Kelley about getting facial paralysis as a result of acoustic neuroma. We discuss her diagnosis, her brain surgery, and the emotional support she received from her four daughters. We also discuss Georgia's decision to pursue her life goals, including stand-up comedy. 
     
    Don't forget to subscribe here or on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unique-smiles-podcast/id1352822884
     
    If you have any questions/comments about the podcast please comment below or contact us at: 
    CONNECT WITH US!
    https://www.facebook.com/Unique-Smiles-Podcast-168413050468091/
    https://twitter.com/UniqueSmilesPod
    Email: UniqueSmilesPodcast@gmail.com
     
    A big THANK YOU to our sponsors:
    http://facialparalysisfoundation.org/  and    https://www.risephysicaltherapy.com/
     
    Also, a big THANK YOU to Wes Hutchinson for allowing the use of his beautiful song, "Summer Love" for the podcast. You can check Wes' music at https://weshutchinson.com/  
     
     

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Unique Smiles: The Facial Paralysis Podcast

This podcast is loaded with great information for anyone who suffers from facial paralysis. Thanks for making this avaliable and keep up the good work.

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