Work in the entertainment industry had all but completely halted and the particular segment of the business I was in was going to be slow to return. Zoom school was not working for either kid. In person school was going to feel too risky. So, with no education plans, no employment plans, and no social plans, we did the only thing that felt safe at the time. We bought an RV.
Trying to disassociate from our own lives in order to craft a story as a filmmaker was difficult. Explaining how it feels to get a Rett Syndrome diagnosis, explain what Rett Syndrome is and the enormity of living with it, that was hard. Reliving life with Magnolia, I’ll cherish every moment of it.
Through the month of December the documentary is available to rent at www.magnoliashopedoc.com.
As originally seen on Today.com – The film is available today at https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/magnoliashope Rett Syndrome: Don’t Google It. “Your daughter, Magnolia has Rett Syndrome.” The developmental pediatrician leaned in apologetically and added, “don’t Google it.” As the air left the Continue Reading
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