Cynthia Murphy was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, and her husband Thane is a disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Both of them have become successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists in spite of their respective adversities, creating Assuaged, a website and app that points health-conscious users toward organic and vegan food choices. As well, they advocate and run online resources for those affected by craniofacial disorders.
In this conversation, Thane and Cynthia discuss how a plant-based diet helped the two of them overcome their own physical challenges, how they give back to those suffering from similar disabilities, and give advice to those looking to create similar apps.
Do Well & Do Good Challenge Nomination:
“Children’s Craniofacial Association is a national, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Nationally and internationally, CCA addresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions. CCA’s mission is to empower and give hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences. CCA envisions a world where all people are accepted for who they are, not how they look.”