Faith Always Wins Foundation

The Faith Always Wins Foundation was created by the Corporon family in 2014 after a white supremacist murdered William L Corporon, MD, his grandson, Reat Underwood, and Teresa LaManno.

Our mission is to promote dialogue for the betterment of our world through kindness, faith & healing.

William L. Corporon, MD

Dr. William Corporon was born in Independence, Kansas on January 10, 1945. He attended Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in 1967. He went to the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1972. Dr. Corporon completed his internship at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. Corporon was licensed in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. He spent his career in family practice and emergency medicine throughout the three states, most recently with Concentra in Grandview, Missouri.

Reat Griffin Underwood
Reat Underwood

Reat was welcomed into this world on May 21, 1999 by his parents, Mindy Corporon and Gary Underwood, in Norman, Oklahoma. Reat and his mother moved to Overland Park, Kansas in 2000. Len Losen met Reat as an infant and impacted his life as a father figure, mentor and fan. It was clear that Reat was a natural singer and performer from the age of two when he was reciting Eric Carle books by heart. Reat was a regular at the local theater’s rehearsals and productions while visiting his grandparents, Dr. Bill and Melinda Corporon, back in Duncan, Oklahoma. He performed in his first production at the young age of four, and it wasn’t long after that he began honing his singing and acting craft.