WATCH! Dear Chelsey

WATCH! Dear Chelsey

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.

Thanks!

#CancerSTILLSucks

#CancerSTILLSucks

Another September has just blown past and – if you don’t know – September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  They haven’t cured it, so why stop talking about it? I have no idea how any special cause gets its own month but it’s silly to think that we should forget the kids until next September because (A) #CancerSTILLSucks. And (B), I would really like for you to see a film I made about one young girl who fought the disease. It’s called Dear Chelsey and you can get it on Amazon.com.

DearChelsey.posterMany have asked if they can stream Dear Chelsey from any where like Netflix or iTunes – not yet. Working on it is all I can say at this point. If you buy it, watch it. That’s why I made it. It’s not the next Iron Man or Batman – but there is a Batman in it. It’s not a blockbuster because that’s not what it is. It’s a very personal story that many of us don’t necessarily have a connection to, but one that any of us could find themselves in literally before this day is through.

Dear Chelsey is hard to watch – even for me – and I spent every free moment of time I had for about 2 years of my life putting it together. It’s a punch in your gut, in your face, and a kick in your ribs when you’re down. It is also full of hope, and triumph, and inspiration. This is a peek inside a life I wish no one would ever live – but about 13,000 kids and families every year do.

Just know that if you buy it, 100% of the proceeds go to Snowdrop Foundation to fund cancer research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and to provide tuition support for college-bound cancer survivors.

#CancerSTILLSucks