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Blake Stock
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Founder & President
Dr. A. Jay Burns - Founder & Medical Director
Dr. John Burns
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Nikki Gibson
Michael Santa Maria

Holly Stock -
Founder & Managing Director
Contact Information


Blake and Holly Stock
4572 Turnberry Ct.
Plano, TX 75024
Phone - 972.208.8813
Cell - 972.567.8191
FAX - 214.295.1700
Tax ID. - 02-0649608


E-Mail
Holly Stock

Upcoming Events :

Happy 2013 everyone! Quick update. ….

You may have noticed that we did not hold an annual fundraiser in 2012…..Blake & I have twin 16 year-old girls. For those of you with teenagers, you know what that means: college planning and visits, numerous high school activities, community service projects, etc. For those of you with young children or no children - I can only say "wow!". I truly believed my life would become less hectic as they got older….boy was I wrong….

Planning and executing successful fundraisers takes an inordinate amount of time and energy. With only a year and a half left with the girls under our roof, I made the very difficult decision last year to focus on their needs and spending time with them before they head off to college. The way I look at it, when the girls leave for in the Fall of 2014 I will have more than enough time and energy to plan several fundraisers - and will be looking for activities to distract me from my too quiet home.

We hope you all understand our choice to continue to make the girls and our family our first priority by taking a break from the fundraising aspect of Share A Smile for a couple of years. In the meantime, we will gladly accept your donations, as we consistently receive applications and continue to treat children in need of our services.

Thank you!

Holly & Blake


Past Events :



Kappa Beta #5445

 

5th Annual

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

Benefiting Share A Smile Foundation

 

Sat., March 5, 2011

Registration begins at 4:30 pm

Game starts at 5:30 pm sharp

 

Elks Lodge in Garland, TX
3825 Duck Creek, Garland Texas

(Duck Creek @ Centerville Road)

 

$40 Buy-In - $1200 in Chips

($25 goes to the Poker Pot – payout determined by number of players)

$20 Re-Buys:  $500 in Chips during 1st Hour

Must be completely out of chips to Re-buy. 

Re-buy money goes to charity.

 

$5 Raffle for Chance to Win Poker Chip Set (500 Chips)

600 Dice 13.5g Clay Casino Poker Chip Case Set

Receive 3 black ($100) Chips for Tournament with 1st Raffle Ticket

 

Poker Run $5 per hand

 

For more information contact

Debbie Treuthardt:  (972) 978-3163 (dtreuthardt@yahoo.com)

Kelly Kinser:  (214) 354-1676 (mwkhome@verizon.net)

(Meal included with Buy-In)

Click here for pictures from the 2nd Annual Corks and Forks event.


Just a few of the exciting auction items you will have a chance to take home this evening:

4 RT Tickets from Southwest Airlines

Stay at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Week Stay at a Beach House in Florida

Plus Prizes from:

Bella Vita Spa

Interior Design Professional Lisa Barron

James Avery

Vintage at Heart




“Corks and Forks”

Share A Smile™ Foundation

Special Thanks to Our Very Generous Contributors

2009 Event Underwriter
 

2009 Event Sponsors

 

Text Box:
Dr. A. Jay Burns 
Dr. John Burns
Staff at Fogelson Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery Center for Infants and Children
 
 
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GAILEY DESIGN
Unique one of a kind vintage gift items



Presented by St. Michelle Wine Estates,
Trinchero Family Wines,
Schmitt Sohne, and Multicarte, Inc.
By invitation ONLY
Email @ blakestock100@hotmail.com for more information,
to receive an invitation or to make a donation.

Expect to experience these brands and varietals at the event:



Ste. Michelle Wine Estates www.ste-michelle.com

Brand/Varietal
Ch. Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon www.ste-michelle.com/wines/singleVineyards
Eroica Riesling www.ste-michelle.com/wines/eroica
Northstar Merlot www.northstarmerlot.com/
Stag's Leap Sauvignon Blanc www.cask23.com



Trinchero Family Estates www.tfewines.com

Brand/Varietal
Folie A Deux Cabernet Sauvignon www.folieadeux.com
Folie A Deux Chardonnay www.folieadeux.com
Folie A Deux Merlot www.folieadeux.com
Menage A Trois Red www.folieadeux.com
Menage A Trois Rose www.folieadeux.com
Menage A Trois White www.folieadeux.com


Schmitt Sohne www.schmitt-soehne.com

Brand/Varietal
Thomas Schmitt QBA Riesling www.schmitt-soehne.com
Thomas Schmitt Piesporter Goldtrapschen QBA www.schmitt-soehne.com


Bodega Cruz de Piedra www.bodegacruzdepiedra.com.ar

Brand/Varietal
Cruz de Piedra Garnacha www.bodegacruzdepiedra.com.ar
Cruz de Piedra Rosado www.bodegacruzdepiedra.com.ar


Toad Hollow Vineyards www.toadhollow.com

Brand/Varietal
Toad Hollow Chardonnay www.toadhollow.com
Toad Hollow Risque www.toadhollow.com

For 80 years the Gittings studios have been synonymous with exceptional portraiture. Gittings has photographed many U.S. presidents, world leaders and sports legends. Their professional photographers have captured beautiful memories for numerous families over the years. We recently had Avery & Channing photographed and were amazed at how beautiful the photos turned out. We had such a difficult time deciding which portraits to purchase!

Remember, this is for the month of October ONLY, and ALL proceeds from every Imperial Portrait Package purchased in October will be donated to Share A Smile TM ®. This means you get a fantastic deal on a beautiful portrait of your family AND every penny of your $300 goes directly to help a child in need of treatment and/or surgery for vascular malformations!

Please see the postcard above for specific details about this very generous offer as well as about our Kick-Off Cocktail celebration to be held Oct. 2nd at the Gittings studio across from the Dallas Galleria. To view samples of Gittings exceptional photography, please visit their website at www.gittings.com. To book your portrait session, contact Barry at Gittings (214.350.5581).

Please pass this fabulous offer on to your friends & family!

Hope to see you @ Gittings on Thursday, Oct. 2nd for cocktails!

 

"Moscow at the Palomar"

Thursday, July 31, 2008

6-9 pm

Reservations 214.552.2540
Attend Free of Charge

Dallas proudly welcomes the private art collections of 11 world renowned Russian artists with a dramatic unveiling and auction at Hotel Palomar.

These magnificent collections - which have never been shown in exhibition this side of the iron curtain -

are available one night only before being released to the Western world.

Share A Smile TM ® was invited to participate in this very unique event as one of 7 charities, and the sole local charity, to benefit from this auction. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to support Share A Smile TM ® and join us for cocktails at this exclusive event! A percentage of all proceeds raised by the sale of art during this exhibit/auction will be donated to the participating charities.

Please click here for the press release for more information about "Moscow at the Palomar", or feel free to contact us directly..



Click here
for pictures from the
5th Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Polo Match Fundraiser


Our 5th Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Polo Match Fundraiser was held on Saturday, June 14th at the Las Colinas Polo Club. The event was a success, with over 200 guests in attendance to enjoy the afternoon of polo, music and fundraising! Our special guest MC, WFAA Channel 8 news reporter Steve Stoler, was on hand to welcome all of the guests as well as conduct our exciting silent auction for the gorgeous David Yurman bracelet. Steve brought along is beautiful wife, Susan, and their 2 handsome sons, Jake & Jordan, to celebrate Father's Day with him.

We were very fortunate to have Dr. John Burns and his beautiful wife, Ann, join us for the event as well as two of our favorite patients and their families: Austin and Logan.

Share A Smile TM ®would not be successful in changing the lives of children without the generosity of doctors such as Dr. John Burns. We are eternally grateful for his willingness to donate his time and talent for children in need.

It was absolutely wonderful to visit with Austin and his loving family again this year and to see what a beautiful little boy he has become (he is definitely no longer a baby!). Austin's father, Alex, took a few minutes to express his gratitude and share with guests how Share A Smile TM ® has impacted their family. His words were very heartfelt and sincere, touching the hearts of all those in attendance.

Additionally, we have Alex to thank for the donation of our beautiful silent auction item: he is a manager at David Yurman jewelry at Northpark Center in Dallas!

As fate would have it, Logan and his father, Matt, were in town the weekend of our event (from Guatemala) for an appointment with Dr. Jay Burns. Not only were we able to meet Logan & his dad, but also his grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins! All were extremely gracious & very nice - we look forward to seeing them again next year, and hopefully meeting Logan's mom and siblings.

Our ½ time champagne divot stomp sponsored by St. Michelle Wine Estates, Republic National Beverage Company & Bentley Dallas was a huge hit. Chris from Bentley brought out a beautiful convertible Bentley to serve the bubbly from - and even gave a few lucky guests rides around the field!

Tony from Leblon was much appreciated as he served up delicious & refreshing caipirinhas. If you've never tried one, you are missing out on a fabulous tasty treat! p.s. Congrats to Tony and his wife who are expecting triplet boys!

Shields Steel bands from Shield Elementary School in Red Oak amazed everyone with their talent on the steel drums. Their music put everyone in the "island" mood! Thank you to their teacher Diane, her husband Bob, and every student who gave up their Saturday to donate their time and talent for our event!

An unexpected treat was the Luxury Boy Toys tour bus driven out by our always fun-loving Carlton. Carlton handed out t-shirts and made the air conditioned luxury bus available for those who needed a break from the afternoon heat. Thank you!

Extra special thank you's to our fabulous volunteers who support Share A Smile TM ® each and every year by donating their precious weekend hours to work at our event. We couldn't do it without you!!

Please click on the link to view pictures from the 5th Annual Share A Smile TM ® Foundation Polo Match Fundraiser. Though we consider the fundraiser to have been a success, we anticipate charitable donations will decrease as the economy continues to suffer. Unfortunately, the poor economy not only affects donors, it affects our applicant families as well: as families struggle financially, lose jobs, etc., we anticipate an increase in requests for assistance from Share A Smile TM ®. Please keep us in mind when considering which charitable organization you would like to contribute to. Remember: we are the only organization in the United States that provides this type of treatment/assistance to children.

If you would like to be on our mailing list or would like to make a donation, please email us at blakestock100@hotmail.com or give us a call at 972.208.8813.





Click here for pictures from "An Evening of JAZZ"


 

Friday, July 13th:
For results of the 1st Ever Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Online Auction held on Friday, July 13, 2007, please visit our "Updates" page!".

Saturday, June 10th:
2nd Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ®/Vineyards Mall (www.vineyardsantiquemall.com) Hole-in-One Putting Contest/HUMMER Giveaway at Vineyards Antique and New Vintage Mall, 4817 W. Park Blvd., Plano (NE corner Park/Preston): Well, we tried again but we just couldn't give away the H3 from Sewell HUMMER! Our 2 qualifiers, Alan Hardin & Tim did their best to drive away in that brand new H3 but just couldn't do it this year! Tim, our finalist, seemed to take it all in stride although those of us watching were on pins & needles. We were rooting for you Tim! Ed, our finalist from last years event, decided not to attend this year after trying to convince us for the last 12 months that he would be the 2006 winner ……cold feet Ed? Hopefully, Al, Tim and Ed will be back in 2007 and ONE OF THEM will drive away in the H3! Start practicing your putting now guys……after all, it was JUST a 60 foot putt. The afternoon was fun and exciting with approximately $1400 raised again this year. Thanks to all who came out in support of Share A Smile FoundationTM ®and thanks to our volunteers for the day: Kelly, Bliss Connerton, Christine Davisson, Jessica & Jamie Fletcher, Leslie Lopez, Carol Rennesund, & Allison Santa Maria. Check back for details on the 3rd Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Hole-in-One Putting Contest/HUMMER giveaway!

Sunday, Father's Day, June 18th: 3rd Annual
Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Polo Match, "Father's - Tied & True". Our 3rd Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Polo Match was the best yet! We had over 300 people in attendance and, thanks to many of you out there, were able to raise approximately $25,000 that will be used to treat children with vascular malformations! Although the thunderstorms that went rumbling through the area the night before gave us a bit of a scare, the weather on Sunday turned out to be warm & sunny - perfect for a polo match! It was definitely a relaxed & fun party atmosphere with everyone thoroughly enjoying the beautiful live music from Nomads while socializing with friends and family. Two Rows did an outstanding job with the delicious fajita feast and the frozen margaritas were a welcome treat on such a warm day.

The tie contest was a highlight of the evening, with every father donning a tie gathered and given a mai-tai to sip while while the finalists in each category were judged. The winner in each category was given an award along with a delicious jar of "Daddy Q's Barbecue Sauce" made right here in Texas! Start collecting those old ties now - you may need them for next years contest…….competition is sure to be neck & neck again in 2007….

In addition to our friends & family who came out to support Share A Smile FoundationTM ®, there were several new faces in attendance, including two of the kiddos Share A Smile FoundationTM ®is sponsoring at this time: Carson & Frances. We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet these beautiful children and their families, as well as allow them to experience first-hand how many caring, generous people there are out there. We were also very honored to have Dr. John Burns, his wife Ann and their 2 little boys, Jack & newborn David, with us this year.

BIG thanks go to all of our volunteers - we say it every year, after every event because it's true: we couldn't have done it without each and every one of you! Heartfelt thanks also to our very generous Underwriter - Compass Bank, and our major sponsors: The Combined Group, JB Collins & Associates, & W.R. Starkey. Major donors for this event were Republic Beverage (all of the wine served at the event), Heineken USA (all of the beer served), Kevin Mokarow of Mokarow Farms (tequila for the margaritas), Barefoot Wine (champagne for the divot stomp) Vi Barrett of the Starbucks store at Legacy & The Tollroad in Plano (coffee & iced tea) and of course, Nomads band & Two Rows Catering. Additionally, companies & individuals who generously donated all of the great items and services for our silent auction & raffle made it possible for funds to be raised. Again, each of you played a very important part in the success of the event - thank you!

To view pictures from the event, please click on the link for the "3rd Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Polo Match: Fathers - Tied & True". Thanks to our official photographer, Linda Klark, we have the entire event chronicled!

 

 


Click here to view pictures from the "3rd Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Polo Match: Fathers - Tied & True".

Click here to view pictures from the "Share A Cup with a Soldier" drive at Starbucks".

Click here to view pictures from the "1st Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Polo Match".

Click here to view pictures from the "2nd Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Polo Match".

Click here to view pictures from the Father's Day Extravaganza.



Happy Days Are Here Arain - KAPPA BETA'S BBQ AND BINGO
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2006
ELKS LODGE, 3825 DUCKCREEK GARLAND, TEXAS 75043

Benefiting Share A Smile FoundationTM ®


"Share A Cup with a Soldier"
drive at Starbucks.

Letter to the Soldiers
Letter from Starbucks to
Share A Smile FoundationTM ®
Dallas Morning News story by Linda Stewart Ball
Pictures from SSG Frank Sarratt visiting the kids.
Father's Day Extravaganza

If you didn't get a chance to make it to the Father's Day Extravaganza held on June 18th at Ruggeri's Restaurant and Vineyards Antique & New Mall in Plano, you missed an exciting time! Sewell HUMMER of Plano generously donated a brand new HUMMER H3 to be given away in a putting contest. The winner had to make a 70 foot hole in one.

Throughout the day, many hopeful guests made attempts to qualify for the final chance to putt for the H3. Scott McVeigh of Plano was our very first qualifier of the day, followed by John Logan of Denton & Ed Lopez of Dallas. The excitement in the air was palpable - the noise level went from being so quiet you could hear a pin drop one moment, to screaming & raucous conversation the next. At 5:00 the final round for the one chance to putt began, with Ed Lopez being "the man"! Ed's final 70 foot putt was beautiful..…unfortunately, he missed making the "hole in one" by an inch and a half!!! We're not sure who was more disappointed: Ed or his daughter Leslie, who had been trying all day to convince her dad to win the H3 for her! Ed is still talking about "the one that got away"…..(don't worry Ed, we do have the whole thing on tape if anyone is interested in reliving the moment).

Ed did get to walk away with 4 Passbooks to play at area golf courses - each worth $1200, courtesy of AvidGolfer Magazine - so he can practice for next year's event…..

In addition to the putting contest, special gifts chosen just for dad were raffled off each and every ½ hour throughout the day, and ice-cold beverages were served alongside delicious pasta from Ruggeri's. All proceeds from the raffle, the bar & the putting contest were donated to the Share A Smile FoundationTM ®. Close to $1400 was raised, and just as importantly, we were able to introduce people to Share A SmileTM ® and our mission. Thanks to all who came out to the event in support of Share A SmileTM ®!

A heartfelt thanks to our volunteers of the day: Susan Blue, Chris & Stephen Davisson, Carol Rennesund & Alison Santa Maria, who did everything from sell raffle tickets, to register golfers for the putting contest and man the bar - we appreciate each of you!

BIG thank you's to Belinda & Tom Ruggeri, The Vineyards Antique & New Mall and Sewell HUMMER of Plano - what generous & giving people you all are! Thank you also to Steve Anthony with AvidGolfer Magazine - you have been a great support!

Click here to view pictures from the Father's Day Extravaganza.



2nd Annual Polo Match!

The 2nd Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Polo Match, held on Mother's Day, May 8th, was a huge success! Our goal was to double our attendance - and we did! Although it was windy, the rain held off and the afternoon turned out beautifully, allowing everyone in attendance to relax, watch the exciting polo match, and socialize! "The Incredibles" bounce house was definitely a big hit with the kiddos, and the mom's looked radiant wearing their orchid corsages. Dr. Jay Burns & his wife, Ginny, were honored guests, as were Dr. John Burns, his wife Ann and their young son. Additionally, we had the joy of meeting Austin, one of the patients Share A Smile FoundationTM ® is currently assisting, & his gracious, beautiful family!

Congratulations to our raffle & silent auction winners - ya'll won some great prizes! A BIG thank you goes out to our volunteers who so generously gave their time & energy to work at the event. Thank you also to our corporate sponsors (Compass Bank, JB Collins & Associates, The Combined Group), our major donors & sponsors (Dr. Jay Burns, Dr. John Burns, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, & MMI Internetworking) and to all of those who donated items to the event. We would also like to thank Republic Beverage for donating the wine & Kevin Mokarow for donating the beer. We can honestly say we couldn't have done it without any of ya'll!

If you would like to see some pictures of this years event, please follow the link on this page & be sure to check back for details on the upcoming 3rd Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Polo Match to be held in 2006!



Some of the prizes included in the raffle at the polo event:

Southwest Airlines has generously donated 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere they fly....no blackout dates and the tickets are good for one year (valued at $800)

Restaurant gift certificates from restaurants such as Truluck's, Maguire's, Dickey's Barbecue, Blue Mesa, Benihana's, Blue Goose, Terilli's, Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's

Land Rover Adventure package, including a weekend rental of a Land Rover, and tickets to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center courtesy of Jim Snell Land Rover & Sweeney Media Group

Dinner for 2 at Dragonfly Restaurant (Hotel ZAZA) and a massage from the spa

5 Course Dinner for 8 prepared and served by Olympic Chef Mark McDaniel

4 Tickets from The Dallas Burn Soccer Club

Golf for 4 at Four Season's Resort in Irving

2 Tickets to the Plano Symphony Orchestra

$50 Gift certificate from Hirsch's Meat Market in Plano

Gift Certificate for a Shirodhara Scalp Massage from Woodhouse Day Spa in Plano (valued at $55)

Gift Certificate for a Personal 1-hour Design Consultation worth $185 from Robb & Stucky

$50 Gift Certificate from Cat & the Fiddle children's boutique

$25 Gift Certificate from Animal Crackers children's boutique

$25 Gift Certificate from Blinc women's boutique

$200 Gift Certificate from Pickles & Ice Cream maternity boutique

Two $50 Gift Certificates from Classique Jewelers in Frisco

Walk on part and 4 tickets to a Plano Children's Theater production (5 chances)

8 Tickets to the Angelika Film Center & Cafe

Women's hand painted & signed leather sandals from Annette's Touch of Class (valued at $60)

3 little girls outfits from the exclusive designer company, Poetica (valued at $50-$80 each)

Hand painted silk scarf from designer Kitty Kincaid (valued at $45)

Woman's faux fur vest from Painted Pony

Pink quartz necklace & earring set

Gift Certificate for one free drawing class for up to 25 students, ages 6-12, from Young Rembrandts in Plano (valued at $250)

A boys fun basket

A girls fun basket

A wine basket w/ leather wine bottle carrier & wine

A basket filled with Art supplies, including crafts, markers, paints, pastels, pencils

Spa baskets filled with luxurious products meant to spoil you



3rd Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Yard Sale:Well, our 3rd Annual Yard Sale was a huge success! We raised over $2200 alone on the 2 days of the sale, and we have additional items & furniture that will be sold through consigment stores & the Dallas Morning News ads. Thank you to all who helped by donating items! Thanks also to those who sorted through all of the "stuff" and actually came over on their Saturday & Sunday to work the sale (Angie, Carole, Christine, Donna, Doris, & Pam)! Thanks also to Scott for lugging everything from storage to our home on his flatbed trailer.....you all make it so much easier - and more fun!

2004 Texas Concorso: We were very fortunate to be asked to partner with Lamborghini Dallas for the 2004 Texas Concorso. The event was held Oct. 30th at the Motorsports Ranch in Cresson, Texas. There were beautiful Lamborghini's and Ferrarri's, along with other exotic sports cars, competing in the car show and racing on the track and helicopters shuttling VIP's in for the event. The brand new Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster was unveiled - look for it in the upcoming "Batman" movie!
We would like to thank all those who supported Share A Smile FoundationTM ®, particularly Lamborghini Dallas and their staff. Not only were we able to raise money from donations, we were able to introduce people to Share A Smile FoundationTM ® and our mission.

1st Annual Polo Match : We would like to thank everyone who contributed to and/or participated in the 1st Annual Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Polo Match held on July 11th, 2004 at the Las Colinas Polo Club. A special thank you goes to all of the volunteers who did everything from manning tables, to pouring drinks and painting faces! Your generosity was instrumental in making our first major fundraising event a huge success! During this one event we raised enough funds for treatments of up to 3 Foundation children.

We hope those of you who attended enjoyed yourselves as much as we did - we loved spending time with old friends and were excited to get to know some new faces as well. Approximately 100 people attended this years match - a great turnout for a first year event. Our goal is to double that number for 2005, so we plan to see all of you out there stomping those divots again next year, along with several of your friends!

Just a reminder: pictures taken at the event by photographer Barry Benton can be viewed and purchased by visiting his website at www.bentonphotography.com . Follow the "my pictures" link, look for the LCPC, July 11th Share A Smile FoundationTM ® Match in the pull-down menu and use password "lcpc". Be sure to check out the pictures - there are some great shots!

Jesse Pruitt (President of Las Colinas Polo Club), Holly Stock, Charles Ward (Idea Works, Inc.)
at The Las Colinas Polo Awards Dinner, held November 4, 2004, at the La Cima Club in Las Colinas.

Spring Yard Sale : Thanks to all who donated and shopped at our 2nd annual yard sale! Over $2000 was raised for the treatment of children with vascular malformations!

Media:


Plano Insider Story
by Shawn Floyd
January 22, 2006


Experience with disfigurement benefits others
Dallas Morning News, November 22, 2004


Photo by LARA SOLT/DMN


Because of a malformation that took several surgical procedures to repair on daughter Channing's (center) nose, Blake and Holly Stock created the
Share A Smile Foundation TM ® so that they might help others facing similar situations.


Blake and Holly Stock know firsthand how mean people can be when a loved one has a facial disfigurement.

Channing, one of the Plano couple's twins, had a red, bulbous malformation on her nose when she was a toddler. She remained oblivious to her disfigurement because she was too young to fully understand the condition.

"She was not really experiencing anything other than out in public people would come up sometimes and ask, 'What is that on your nose?' " Ms. Stock said. "They could be very cruel. Actually, I think it bothered us more than it did her because she was so young."


As an infant, Channing had a red-colored speck on the tip of her nose, which was diagnosed as nasal tip hemangioma. However, the hemangioma grew rapidly.


"As a parent, that's hard to deal with when a little stain started to grow larger and culminated to be almost the size of a golf ball on the nose," Mr. Stock said.


Channing underwent two laser surgeries to lessen the discoloration of her disfigurement. However, it continued to grow, and she had surgery when she was 3. Within the following year, the hemangioma continued to grow and was reclassified as a venous malformation, in which the veins are abnormally large.

Mr. Stock described it as "veins that go awry." A venous malformation results when the vessels that transport blood do not develop properly before birth.

At age 4, Channing underwent a second, more invasive surgery to treat the malformation. Her nose healed well. The only trace of her malformation today is a small pink area on her nose.

Foundation started

While Channing is now a healthy 8-year-old, her situation motivated her parents to help others who may not be as fortunate because of financial reasons to repair or remove facial malformations.

The opportunity presented itself in fall 2002 when Mr. Stock, who is the chief executive officer of The Combined Group, was trying to identify a charitable cause he and his colleagues could support.

The couple's experience in treating their daughter's disfigurement inspired the creation of the Share A Smile Foundation TM ®, a charitable cause the company and the community could help.

As part of establishing the foundation, the couple turned to Dr. A. Jay Burns, who had provided Channing's medical treatment since she was 3 months old. Dr. Burns is the director and founder of The Fogelson Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery Center for Children, which is affiliated with Children's Medical Center Dallas.

Dr. Burns agreed to provide his services for free for children who are sponsored by the foundation. And Children's Medical Center agreed to provide its services at a discounted rate.

Since it was formed, the nonprofit foundation has raised $50,000 through fund-raisers and contributions. Some of the funds have been used to treat the foundation's first three recipients. The foundation only sponsors children who have at least one working parent who doesn't have insurance or qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.

Running the organization also has become a full-time job for Ms. Stock, which she enjoys. She runs the organization from the family's house.

Raising awareness

One of the couple's main goals is to identify more children who may qualify for financial help from the foundation. Currently, the foundation doesn't have a list of additional candidates who can be helped. The couple are trying to raise awareness and help people realize they can get assistance for their children who have facial malformations.

"We have an opportunity to make a difference," Ms. Stock said. "I can't imagine how different Channing's life would be without the treatment."

Mr. Stock describes the foundation's efforts as a "labor of love."

"It keeps me going knowing that my wife has a huge, loving heart who wants to help children," he said. "If we can raise funds in order to do that, then it's fulfilling for her and helpful to children."

E-mail the Stock family at blakestock100@hotmail.com or visit www.shareasmilefoundation.org to learn more.

Marissa Alanis

BLAKE YOUNG STOCK


I moved here from: I was born in Dallas

Community activities: founder and president, Share A Smile Foundation TM ®; member, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Community, Texas A&M University 12th Man Foundation, Sons of the Republic of Texas; executive committee, Texas Association of Business

If I had a different job, I'd be a: history teacher and high school football coach

Birth date and place: Oct. 21, 1962, in Dallas

Family: wife, Holly, 42; twin daughters, Avery and Channing, 8

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Jesus Christ, Theodore Roosevelt, Robert E. Lee and John Wayne

My hobbies are: racquetball, golf, attending sports events, family travel

The book I most recommend others to read is: the Bible

I think the best thing about myself is: my perseverance and loyalty to others

My greatest hardship was: my mother's death from cancer in 1993

I'm happiest when: the Aggies win

If I could change one thing about my community, it would be: to convince others that "keeping up with the Joneses" is not a worthwhile endeavor

HOLLY LYNN STOCK

I moved here from: Austin in 1988

Community activities: member, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Community, Plano Chamber of Commerce; active volunteer and PTA member at my children's elementary school

Occupation: stay-at-home mom; founder and managing director of the Share A Smile Foundation TM ®

If I had a different job, I'd be a: I can't imagine doing anything more rewarding than what I am doing now. But if I had to choose, I would go back to my job as an investigator for Child Protective Services.

Birth date and place: Nov. 30, 1961, in Key West, Fla.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: my husband, my children and Blake's mom, because she passed away before the girls were born – I would love for them to have known one another

My hobbies are: traveling, shopping, reading, shopping and more shopping

The book I most recommend others to read is: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The biggest honor I ever received was: becoming pregnant with the girls and having the opportunity to be a mom

I think the best thing about myself is: honesty and sincerity

My greatest hardship was: struggling for years with infertility

I'm happiest when: I'm relaxing with my family and friends

If I could change one thing about my community, it would be: for Plano to stop growing so quickly. The traffic can be horrendous, and many of the schools are becoming overcrowded.


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