The Face2Face Foundation

Connecting sick & disabled kids with their celebrity heroes through Skype, FaceTime, etc.

Our Story

The idea for The Face2Face Foundation was born from a singular experience of Dr. Stephanie Kuhlmann. She was visiting a pediatric patient in the hospital and during the check-up the two made small talk. When the young girl discovered that Dr. Kuhlmann was originally from Oklahoma, she innocently asked if Dr. Kuhlmann knew her celebrity hero, country music superstar Toby Keith, a resident of that state. She then asked if Dr. Kuhlmann could pass on the message to Mr. Keith that she was his biggest fan.

The next day Dr. Kuhlmann visited the patient again. As she entered the door the young girl excitedly asked, "Did you talk to Toby yet? Did you tell him I said 'Hi'?" Dr. Kuhlmann replied that she hadn't spoken to him but if she did, she would tell him "Hi" from his biggest fan.

After that visit, a couple of phone calls were made, emails were exchanged, and two days later, Toby Keith was on the phone with the little girl. Spending no money and very little time Dr. Kuhlmann was able to brighten the little girl's day and give her an experience she will always remember.

The concept for Face2Face was inspired by that experience. It is designed to launch a national program that allows sick or disabled children and youth to not only talk to their celebrity hero, but also see them face-to-face.

An experience that would have been next to impossible for the vast majority of children even a few years ago, is now accessible through low cost or free online consumer video conferencing services, including Skype, Face Time, Messenger, and others.

Because the face-to-face visit is remote, it allows big hearted celebrities with busy schedules a very realistic way to reach out to those who are hurting—and letting them share face-to-face in the joy and excitement they bring to the children with whom they are chatting.

Our Leadership

Jeremy Bradford
Founder, Executive Director
jeremy@face2facefoundation.org

Prior to founding The Face-2-Face Foundation, Bradford worked as a political campaign manager and strategist. He has worked on campaigns ranging from city council to U.S. House and Senate races. In his spare time he enjoys listening to live music, volunteering at his church, and attending sporting events to cheer on his favorite teams.

Stephanie Kuhlmann, D.O.
President, CEO

Dr. Kuhlmann received her medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and completed her residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, Kansas. She is board certified in General Pediatrics. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita and is a pediatric hospitalist at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS.

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