What it's Like to Look Different

Corey Taylor was born with a severe facial deformity. His parents and the schools he attended helped him to feel included and headed off bullying with some simple strategies. Corey shares what it was like growing up looking different than everyone else.

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Corey’s Childhood

Corey was born with a severe facial deformity. When he was born he had no nose, just nostrils.

His left side was severely underdeveloped, including his eye that just showed red matter and an underdeveloped eye.

Corey had over 50 surgeries throughout his childhood.

Corey had a very supportive family. They drove him to appointments, stood up for him and helped him.

Starting School

Before Corey started school, they showed a video of him at home to show the kids that he was like everyone else. That went a long way.