You’ll Instantly Take Your Kids To This Movie When You Hear Why Missy Loves It

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Missy Robertson has promoted the movie Wonder on her Instagram page. The film is a fictional story about a child with craniofacial deformities. It hits home for the Robertsons, so they want the whole world to see it.

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Last night Mia and I were invited by the Children’s Craniofacial Association to welcome craniofacial families, friends, surgeons and medical care givers to the Dallas premiere of the movie Wonder. Watching my child interact with these kids and their parents was one of my proudest moments as a mom. She has learned that she inspires them with her self-confidence and inner joy, & she embraces it. Since she is a craniofacial kid herself, she understands their language and their feelings. She knows the looks people give. She knows the questions people want to ask but don’t. She knows the mean comments people write on social media. Watching her hug these kids, compliment their dresses and outfits and tell them how it was so very nice to meet them, I had to hold back my own tears of pride. Even though the story of Auggie Pullman is fictional, it represents real life for so many craniofacial children and their families. This movie/book not only tells the story from Auggie‘s point of view but also his sister (who represents all super-sibs) and his parents. Needless to say, it effected all of us sitting in the theatre in a very personal way. After the movie, advocacy awards were given. The man in the blue suit (please scroll to see the pictures) was awarded the patient advocate award. He is a successful businessman who gives his own time and money to help children like him. He was abandoned at the hospital at 36 hours old by his parents when they saw his physical problems. He advocates for anti-bullying on social media. He read to us statements that he has received just this week on his social media pages. They were horrible and mean, telling him he is not worth living. He told the kids in the room that they ARE worth it, that the people who write these statements don’t like themselves and try to make others feel like them. But he said he liked the man he has become. He took that paper, ripped it to pieces and tossed the pieces in the air. He told the kids they don’t need to listen to those lies. The theatre erupted in applause. Please see this movie. Please take your kids. Please talk to them about being kind. Please be kind yourself. You may be the only one who is.

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Missy’s daughter Mia, like Auggie in the movie, was born a “craniofacial kid.” The movie aims to spread a message of kindness, awareness, and anti-bullying.

Mia Robertson was born with a cleft lip and palate. The Duck Dynasty star has gone through many surgeries to maintain her facial features and the family has been very open about their struggle. They even started a foundation, Mia Moo, which helps families like theirs receive medical assistance and education.

Missy Robertson attended the Wonder premiere with Mia and met quite a few children who have had similar struggles. Missy wrote, “Last night Mia and I were invited by the Children’s Craniofacial Association to welcome craniofacial families, friends, surgeons and medical care givers to the Dallas premiere of the movie Wonder. Watching my child interact with these kids and their parents was one of my proudest moments as a mom. She has learned that she inspires them with her self-confidence and inner joy, & she embraces it.”

Missy Robertson’s Review

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Missy is a harsh critic when it comes to family-friendly entertainment. However, she obviously gave this movie a big thumbs up. She wrote, “Even though the story of Auggie Pullman is fictional, it represents real life for so many craniofacial children and their families. This movie/book not only tells the story from Auggie‘s point of view but also his sister (who represents all super-sibs) and his parents. Needless to say, it effected all of us sitting in the theatre in a very personal way.”

Wonder stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson and brought in 9.6 million dollars last Friday. Many schools chose to see the movie as a field trip. Teachers and families love its anti-bullying and family-friendly message. Will you take Missy Robertson’s recommendation and go see this movie?

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