Sam’s assembly style presentations tell the story of his life growing up with a facial difference and hearing loss. He takes the audience on a journey through his childhood as he navigated the social scene of school and life. Sam shares with the audience both the physical and emotional impacts of having reconstructive facial surgeries. Assemblies are interactive, providing ample opportunity for students to discuss their thoughts and reflect on themselves. Through the use of storytelling Sam addresses the overarching themes of kindness, empathy, inclusion, and what it means to be different.
Sam’s personal experiences tie closely with the best selling book, Wonder, by R.J Palacio.