The Miracle Weekend We’ve Been Waiting For

3 Jun

After the interviews, filming, photo shoots, and weeks of anticipation for “Where Dreams Take Flight” (one-hour documentary on CHCH TV which includes our ladybug), the Mac Kids Miracle Weekend is finally upon us. I had the immense pleasure of meeting another family that is being featured on the documentary, and we were joined by the team from Shooting Eye Productions, along with staff from Marketing & Communications and Corporate & Community Initiatives at the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation for the family screening of “Where Dreams Take Flight”.

The documentary was absolutely amazing.  Being able to see the finished product exceeded every expectation I had. To say it brought tears to my eyes would be an understatement. I had tears in my eyes, down my cheek, and had a drenched stock pile of facial tissue in my hand. Being able to watch what other families have gone through, knowing that all though our journeys differ we can all relate on some level was very humbling. I felt such a strong connection to the family sitting behind us, there is really no way to describe it.

There are three stories that are featured on the “Where Dreams Take Flight” documentary, with our ladybug being smack dab in the middle.

I hope that everyone is able to take some time out of their crazy busy schedules to watch CHCH TV this weekend.

Mac Kids Presents: “Where Dreams Take Flight”
(one-hour documentary)

Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 5 at 5 p.m.

If you don’t get a chance to watch this weekend you can always stop by the Mac Kids Website  and see what incredible changes are taking place to help heal our future. You can also make a donation for the Mac Kids Miracle Weekend here.

The impact of Miracle Weekend is felt every day throughout McMaster Children’s Hospital, as donations support the costs to upgrade and purchase new medical equipment and fund programs that improve the lives of children across this region.

2 Responses to “The Miracle Weekend We’ve Been Waiting For”

  1. Meg June 5, 2011 at 12:53 am #

    Hi Melissa,
    I have been a mac kid since the age of 14. I am 28 now & am a patient at the Neuromuscular clinic (they see kids & adults).
    For me, mac has never been a scary place. No one is there for a hang nail. Everyone who works at mac gives a sense of hope. Research is the key to our future. I try not to dwell on my prognosis
    Keep your head up. Your little ladybug is an inspiration. Her smile is infectious.
    I have hope that one day the missing puzzle pieces to many neuromuscular diseases, will be found.
    Keep fighting the good fight!


    • Little Ladybug Hugs June 5, 2011 at 9:22 am #

      Hi Meg,
      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Mac. It is really nice to hear from others who know first hand how important Mc Master Children’s Hospital is.
      My ladybugs infectious smile is what keeps me going when I feel at a loss.

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