Children with craniofacial anomalies, families view screening of ‘Wonder’ in Worcester

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, November 27, 2017

Victoria Perdomo said she could relate to a scene in the new movie “Wonder” where the main character, Auggie, receives notes telling him his craniofacial anomaly makes him a freak to his schoolmates.

“Sometimes they would pass notes to me - tell me I’m ugly and a freak,” said Ms. Perdomo, 10, who has undergone surgery to correct a cleft lip and palate. “I was mad and sad at the same time.”

But Ms. Perdomo and about 75 other children and families affected by craniofacial anomalies left Showcase Cinemas North on Saturday with the message to “choose kind,” after a special screening of “Wonder” hosted by the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center’s Craniofacial Clinic.
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