Wonder is a movie with Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson based on the book with the same name by R.J. Palacio. #Wonder is about a 10 year old boy named Auggie born with #craniofacial differences attending mainstream school for the first time.
"As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out."
Children with craniofacial differences and their families are incredibily strong and have to go through so much during childhood. For example, a child with cleft lip and palate will undergo nasoalveolar molding in the first few months of life, then their first surgery to repair the lip around age 3-4 months, then the next surgery to repair the palate around 12 months. After that, there is more possible surgical preparation and surgery – speech surgery, alveolar bone grafting, braces, palatal expansion, cleft lip/nose revision, jaw surgery, and rhinoplasty. It is a long journey and without the support of their community and friends it can be an emotionally draining and difficult one.
At the Craniofacial Team of Texas we strongly believe that every child deserves to have the chance to just be a kid. We take pride in working with the community and families to educate about craniofacial differences and support them through this long journey!