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!
Taking care of children is our specialty. Did you know that Dr. Patrick Kelley started the craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery program in Austin, TX? He has over a decade of experience taking care of both children and adults in Central Texas. Both Dr. Kelley and Dr. Frommer are specialty trained in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery to provide the best care for your loved ones. Call to schedule an appointment today 512-377-1142 or visit online!
Dr. Frommer held a drawing through Facebook for homemade CTOT cookies!! Names were entered by visiting the Craniofacial Team of Texas website and liking our post on Facebook. The contest was open for 1 week and the winner was Bre St. Martin in Providence, Rhode Island. The cookies were Oatmeal Sunshine (Orange zest, cranberries, and walnuts) and Oatmeal Aloha (Pineapple, macadamia nuts, toasted coconut with a white chocolate drizzle). Dr. Frommer loves cooking and developed these recipes based on foods she had during her travels. Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook to be in the know for the next drawing! Visit our very educational website to learn about cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, neonatal ear deformity, orthognathic surgery, and more.
Day 4 is underway for the Austin Smiles Guatemala Team 2017 performing cleft lip and cleft palate repairs at Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala City. Smiles can be seen everywhere from happy parents, proud surgeons, hardworking team members and the adorable patients! Check out the Austin Smiles’ webpage and donate to help change children’s lives (https://austinsmiles.org/why-we-are-here/). Also, visit our Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate page to learn more about the longitudinal care cleft patients require throughout their childhood! http://craniofacialteamtexas.com/cleft-lip-and-cleft-palate/