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‘Stranger Things’ star visits Utah, speaks on Cleidocranial Dysplasia

Posted at 12:58 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 18:07:44-04

SALT LAKE CITY — One of the stars in the hit Netflix series "Stranger Things" visited Utah last week, where he worked to help grow a non-profit foundation for those who have Cleidocranial Dysplasia (CCD).

"After the show came out, a lot of people were contacting me, letting me know that they had Cleidocranial Dysplasia. And then those people who were contacting me contacted each other, and then it just was just like a chain reaction," Gaten said. "

Like his character "Dustin" in the series, Gaten Matarazzo has CCD, a condition which primarily affects the development of the bones and teeth. Gaten is working with CCD Smiles, a Utah organization which helps "bring global awareness, provide assistance for dental care, and support research to improve outcomes and quality of life for individuals with cleidocranial dysplasia." Click here to read more.

Season 2 of "Stranger Things" debuted Friday on Netflix. Use the video player above to hear a few of Gaten's thoughts on the new season.