"Thank you for lifting my burden." Dr. Lam Bui
Face the Challenge (FTC) was founded by Randolph (Randy) C. Robinson, MD, DDS, cranio-maxillo-facial surgeon, and his wife, Ginger Holmes Robinson, BSN, RN (cardiac and critical care). Since the late 1970's, they shared a dream to offer their medical services to the world's needy.
Thus, with the legal counsel of their friend, Mr. James E. Ringenberg of Ft. Collins, Colorado, they established FTC in December 1993. They chose the name "Face the Challenge" for this non-profit humanitarian organization to honor their mutual friend and mentor, Mr. Robert D. Foster, former manager of Lost Valley Ranch, a working guest ranch near Deckers, CO where Ginger's family spent seven summer vacations. Ginger subsequently worked on staff, and then she brought Randy and their three children to vacation in the early 1990s. Mr. Foster has authored The Challenge, "a biweekly letter from the heart of man to men" since he first wrote to encourage World War II service personnel while abroad. Since it was Randy and Ginger's desire to emphasize facial surgeries in the name of the organization, "Face the Challenge" fit well.
They have since discovered that such a phrase does not always translate well in other languages! (Face of the challenge, challenge the face, etc.) But the name endures...For more information about what the FTC surgical teams have done and where they have gone, please refer to: "Face the Challenge: For the Record".