Telling his story to inspire Chelmsford students to be agents of change and kindness

Telling his story to inspire Chelmsford students to be agents of change and kindness

South Row Elementary School third- and fourth-graders giddily sat cross-legged on the floor waiting for a presentation Friday morning. They had read R.J. Palacio's book "Wonder," which tells the story of a boy with facial difference. Auggie Pullman's character was ostracized and at times felt invisible because of his differences. The story students read as they flipped through the pages of "Wonder" came to life Friday as Sam Drazin told his personal story which, at times, was similar to Auggie's. Drazin grew up with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare disorder impacting his hearing and development of his facial bones. Read more.