Chances are every last person on earth could have a book written about their life. I think mine probably would not be very interesting until the chapter where Laura Marshall shows up. That’s where we “get to the good part.”
This girl has made the most amazing difference in my life – and yes – 2016 has been a very tough year in many ways but it has also revealed the very best in us. We are still here and there is much more to come.
I love you, Wildflower.
Another Michigan time-lapse. This one almost in the same location as the TL from 7/7/2016 and looks to the opposite – East-SouthEast It spans about six hours from around midnight to 6AM.
This month is an anniversary month of several events that had to happen for Dear Chelsey to ever be made. It is the award-winning documentary that I produced, directed, shot, and edited – and I am very proud of it.
It was made to give people a glimpse of the world I lived every day for 13 years while I worked with children’s hospitals in the US and Canada. It’s something that people just don’t get unless they experience it first hand. At the same time, I’ve never had a sick kid in the hospital so I only know it from observing – but I’m always an attentive observer so notice almost everything.
While you enjoy the Christmas season – or whatever holiday you celebrate – remember that right now there are kids with cancer (and their parents and siblings) at Texas Childrens Cancer Center and at other hospitals all over the US who will be spending this time in the hospital fighting a dragon. Some will win, and some will not.
These families would rather be doing what you’re doing. Waiting too long for a table at a restaurant, being stuck in traffic, hunting parking spaces, and wondering how they’re going to pay for gifts – some are wondering what they would have bought for their child this year if their child were still alive.
This film is not meant to be a downer – it is in fact meant to help you appreciate the good things you have in your life – even if they’re small things – and also to give you hope.
There are very smart people who wake up every day who work to make life better for these sick kids. They will outsmart cancer and they will beat the dragon.
Please watch Dear Chelsey and share it with your friends.