I produced a movie that comes out today. It’s called Bad Night.
I guess, if I had thought about it at the time, I’d realize the title has some relation to Rett Syndrome and all the bad nights Rett has caused us. But, in this case, the two things really are almost completely unrelated. It’s just a silly movie. Regardless, in the special thanks I added RettSyndrome.org and Rett Syndrome Research Trust.
I got some resistance from the studio. When they asked me why they were included, I said “because if those two organizations weren’t doing what they’re doing, then I wouldn’t be able to do the things that I’m doing.”
They understood and approved the credit, which is amazing in its own right. I know no one really reads the credits, but the sentiment is true. I wouldn’t be able to do the things I’m doing, be it from a creative and career standpoint, or a fundraising and awareness perspective. I wouldn’t be able to do any of it if other parents weren’t leading those organizations so adeptly. And I wouldn’t be able to do it without all of you – which is why Team Magnolia got a special thanks too.
It means so much to have people who care enough to read these blogs, to follow along with our story and to lend a hand in whatever way they can. Thank you Team Magnolia, you are Magnolia’s Hope.