Jeremy Dale is a senior at Horseheads High School and was born with a facial difference similar to the boy in the ‘Wonder’ movie.
The character in the film also attends a mainstream school.
Before the film hit the big screen, it was a book beforehand, and in the past, the Corning Museum of Glass created the book cover’s logo into a glass piece thanks to a student’s design at Hugh Grant Elementary.
“Right afterwards, I had called the glass museum really just to thank them for doing it and just (to let them know) the impact that that has,” Kristine Dale, Jeremy’s mother, said. “And I had asked if it was something that we could come in and make a piece.”
On Tuesday, the museum made it happen and Jeremy and his mother got to meet the staff and glassblowers to create another piece of the book cover’s logo.
Jeremy even got in on the action himself.
“To be honest, I was pretty surprised that they did this at all,” Jeremy said. “To have the opportunity to come and make another one is just incredible.”
The Children’s Craniofacial Association holds an annual family retreat and Kristine will bring the finished glass piece to raffle off for one of the children that will be there from across country.
Every year, Kristine says she always brings a glass item from CMoG to raffle off because the organization says to bring something from your hometown, but this year will be even more special.
“Now to be able to bring a Wonder piece from the Glass Museum that is so famous for all these people at the retreat is going to be really exciting,” Kristine added.
Jeremy says he hopes the glass piece will be reminder of his impact on the community.