We Are All Auggie Pullman - A Talk From Dr. Michael Goodman
Phoenix Children’s is honored to host Dr. Michael Goodman on Wednesday, February 21st at the Melvin C. Cohen Center.
We welcome school-aged children (between 3rd and 8th grades) and families from around the Valley to come see Dr. Goodman speak about his personal life experiences having the same condition as the character Auggie in the movie “Wonder.” He shares an important message of kindness, acceptance, and success in the face of adversity.
Dr. Goodman is a former Phoenix Children’s Pediatric Hospitalist, who recently returned to his home state of Indiana to work at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. He is now gaining recognition all around the nation after he publicly shared his personal story, very similar to the lead character Auggie in the box-office hit, Wonder. Wonder, also a book, follows 10-year-old Auggie as he faces bullying at school because he has facial abnormalities due to a condition called Treacher Collins Syndrome. Dr. Goodman can relate to many of Auggie’s experiences and struggles, dealing with depression and even attempts of suicide. Now a successful pediatrician, able to overcome the adversity he still faces, Dr. Goodman has been asked to tell his #WonderStory and message nationwide at elementary schools, middle schools and to communities far and wide. His story teaches children to be sensitive and kind to those around you; reminding that everyone is fighting their own battle.
This event is free.
There are two sessions available, 5pm to 6pm and 7pm to 8pm.
Each talk is about 30 minutes long with time for Q&A and the opportunity to meet Dr. Goodman.Please park in our Cambridge Garage – the Cohen Center is on the first floor of our Rosenberg Building.
This talk is geared towards kids between 3rd to 8th grade.
Dr. Goodman recommends attendees watch or read Wonder prior to the talk to understand references.
See his recent media coverage here:
Wednesday, February 21 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Melvin C. Cohen Center Melvin Cohen Conference Center - Phoenix Children's Hospital 1919 E Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016