Picture a child with a facial tumour, genetic condition or traumatic facial injuries and put yourself in their shoes for a second. Aside from considering their frequent hospital visits and regular medications, how often do we stop and ponder upon their mental wellbeing or how they cope amongst their peers?

In efforts to better comprehend what a child in such a situation might be going through, the entertainment industry has stepped out of their fairy tale comfort zone and ventured into exposing the harsh reality of living with various facies. Take for example the recently released film ‘Wonder’ – inspired by real events – which depicts the challenges a young boy born with a facial deformity, faces in school.