While in Toronto, Stanley was contacted by AboutFace, an organization that provides support and information to individuals with facial differences, and asked to help raise awareness for them. Although he was approached due to his role as The Phantom, Stanley was in fact born with microtia, a congenital deformity of the pinna (outer ear). He has appeared at fundraising events and in videos for the organization.
The program video is narrated by Paul Stanley, lead singer of the legendary rock band KISS and Spokesperson for AboutFace. Paul leads our cast of children and the student viewing audience through key program concepts of curiosity, appearance, first impressions, responsibility and respect. Students are taught how to apply these ideas to people and are introduced to a young girl with a facial difference