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An Evening of Wonder

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Reading Cinemas The Palms

Marshland Rd and New Brighton Road

Christchurch, Canterbury 8061

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As those of you who know me will know, over the past 26 years, like everyone else on the planet, I have faced some challenges. There is no doubt that having been born with cleft lip and palate has played a substantial part in defining who I am today.

Many of you reading this will have stood alongside me as I've navigated this journey at its various stages - at times where I was adjusting to the medical realities of the condition, at times where I was facing the challenge of trying to fit in when I was born to stand out, and at times where I was coming to terms with the emotional challenges that this journey has presented.

In 2012, a great book called "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio came out, and follows the story of Auggie Pullman, a 10 year old boy living with Treacher Collins syndrome and a cleft palate. The story follows him as he starts a new school where he faces bullying and betrayal in his quest to fit in and make friends - a story that anyone who has a facial difference will be able to attest to. The story provides hope and encouragement, and resonated well with me - in fact, since the book came out in 2012 I've ended all my public engagements and presentations with a direct quote from the book.

Later this year, Wonder is being released as a film, and I have organised a special screening at Reading Cinemas The Palms to share this moment with you.

Earlier in the year, I had one of the privileges of my life to deliver the keynote speech at the UK Cleft Lip and Palate Association conference, where I shared aspects of my journey that I have since realised, I have not shared with those closest to me - partly because it's difficult to articulate, and partly because I've felt that perhaps people wouldn't understand. On this night, prior to the start of the screening of Wonder, I am going to take a few minutes to share some of my thoughts from my own journey with you.

More info: www.kennyardouin.com/wonder

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngiK1gQKgK8

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