As part of its commitment to increasing the number of lifesaving and healing transplants, Donate Life America is partnering with the Georgia-based independent film production company, Creative Media Entertainment (CME) Films, to produce the dramatic and inspirational film, The Wish – A Story of Hope, Faith and Generosity. Written by CME Films’ Founder and Director, Ty Manns, The Wish is a faith-based film about a beloved high school teacher’s kidney failure and her struggles as she awaits the kidney transplant she needs to save her life. The project is organized through the CME Films SAVE1000™ non-profit partnership platform, which specializes in producing entertaining “call-to-action” films and video content.
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Logline: A beloved high school teacher fights for her life while awaiting a much needed organ transplant. Synopsis: KC Taylor is a young, beautiful, intelligent and beloved teacher at her small town’s local high school. Married to her high school sweetheart, Isiah, KC works persistently every day to give her students a chance to grow, learn and achieve beyond graduation. Known only to a few, KC is struggling with a kidney disease that is growing worse and is now threatening her life. After returning to the classroom after a hospital visit, KC is excitedly greeted by student Courtney Boyd. Meanwhile, star athlete Miles Dixon, up to his usual mischievous antics, has a plan of his own and causes KC’s return to be far from celebratory. Exhausted from returning to work too soon, and her worsening condition, KC collapses in her classroom. Courtney, determined to help her favorite teacher, spends hours searching the Internet for solutions and discovers the SAVE1000™ Donate Life Campaign. Energized, she springs into action, calling a mandatory senior class meeting in the school’s gymnasium. Her classmates aren’t immediately persuaded and laugh, joke and talk loudly over her pleas. Feeling defeated, Courtney is on the verge of giving up, until an unlikely student decides to take action.
DONATE LIFE FILM, “THE WISH” RECEIVES SPECIAL RECOGNITION FROM GEORGIA STATE SENATE
March 14, 2016 (Atlanta, GA) – Once again, the inspirational, faith-based film, The Wish, has reached new audiences. This time, it was the Georgia State Senate. Lead actors, Reece Odum and Blue Kimble, LifeLink of Georgia Director of Multicultural Donation Education Program, Bobby Howard, Director, Ty Manns, and producers, Jeff Searcy and Angel Terron were honored with a State Resolution celebrating their work on the film.
Georgia Senate Resolution #1080 was introduced, championed and presented by State Senator Donzella James, who spoke of the film’s impact and its relevancy to her life. Senator James’s son, who was killed in a fatal car accident, registered as an organ donor shortly before his death and his organs and tissue were recovered to save other individuals. Also, her husband suffered from kidney failure and was placed on a waiting list for seven years to receive a kidney transplant. Reece Odum and Bobby Howard were able to address the Senate and discussed the importance of this life-saving message.
If you would like to place an order to buy The Wish on DVD, please contact Jocelyn Reed (804-377-3580).
- MEET THE CAST AND CREW
- BEHIND THE SCENES ON THE WISH
- SET UP A MOVIE NIGHT BY CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL STATE TEAM LEADER
Check back soon for upcoming events!
- Star of The Have and Have Nots Supports Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
- NBC 11 Atlanta – Interview with Reece Odum and Blue Kimble – Atlanta Showing of The Wish
- Dee Armstrong Show, The Cast of The Wish with shout outs to Ty Manns, DLA, LifeLink of GA and Donate Life GA
- Manns on NBC local station (video)
- Emory Newsletter featuring The Wish
- Dee Armstrong Show, August 19th, 2014 – Living Testimonials and Bobby Howard Interview
- Dee Armstrong Show, August 20th, 2014 – The cast of The Wish talks about the importance of organ donation
- Dee Armstrong Show – Facebook
- Foxie 105 radio interview
- Screening at LifeLink of Georgia
- Screening at Midtown Medical Center, Columbus GA
- Tips for Hosting a Movie Night
- Pastor Letter
- Get the Facts (black and white)(color)
- Take-away card (black and white)
- Discussion Guide
- The Wish poster (PDF)
- Social Media Poster
- Web Slider
- The Wish poster (jpg)
“I’m glad I was able to watch The Wish. The message of the movie brought to the forefront what we need to know about minority donation, it hit my heart, …it was great!”
-RN, Midtown Medical Center
“The Wish was wonderful and is going to do so much for organ donation. My daughter was a donor, I still feel the joy my daughters life brought to 3 people.”
-Donor Mom, LifeLink of GA
“The Wish was awesome and very encouraging…it has moved us to act and register to be donors.”
-Staff, Midtown Medical Center
For more information, contact Jocelyn Reed.
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