Belinda Foy Named 2015 "Terri Farmer Service Award" Recipient
The Craniofacial Foundation of America’s board of directors is pleased to announce the 2015 Terri Farmer Award recipient, Belinda D. Foy, PT, CHT. Belinda first became familiar with the Craniofacial Foundation when she worked for the Plastic Surgery Group as a hand therapist. In 2011, Belinda joined BenchMark Physical Therapy to serve as Director of Hand Therapy for this region. Through the years she has given many volunteer hours for various programs with the Foundation. When asked, she will tell you that her favorite program is our family camp “Dreams Can Come True”. Belinda being a physical therapist is a great asset to our family camp. She works with our children who have disabilities and spends hours during the weekend working individually with the children and their families. Her patience and compassion for each child is a model for all of our volunteers. In addition, she entertains all our children with her sidekick for the weekend, “Lamb chop”, which has become an icon for CFA camp.
Belinda shares that she has witnessed amazing transformations, both physically and emotionally, as these special children grow and mature through the years. “I know that camp is meant to be a special weekend for the families and children of the CFA, but I think it means nearly as much to the volunteers! I find it to be a profound blessing to me.”
The Terri Farmer award was established in 2009 as a tribute to Terri Farmer, who served as the coordinator for the Tennessee Craniofacial Center for 18 years and the Executive Director of the Craniofacial Foundation of America for 15 years. Mrs. Farmer was recognized for her dedication, compassion and willingness to make a difference in the lives of children with facial disfigurements.
About the Terri Farmer Service Award:
In 2009 the Craniofacial Foundation of America (CFA) pledged to present the Terri Farmer Service Award to someone who exemplifies the qualities that Terri Farmer herself gave so willingly to the patients and their families of the CFA throughout her 18 years of service.
The Tennessee Craniofacial Center (TCC) and CFA had to say good-bye to someone who gave true meaning to the mission of creating better tomorrows for patients with facial birth defects, tumors and trauma-related injuries. Mrs. Terri Farmer retired from her position as the liaison for the TCC in November of 2009 after 18 years of dedicated service. Terri was very dedicated and compassionate about the families who came to the Center for evaluation and treatment. She treated them as her own family. Her love, compassion, and dedication has touched many lives throughout her service to this organization.