Where has the year gone ? So many wonderful people have passed through the camera lenses this year, and brought such inspiration in their path. In a world that sometimes seems to have become so harsh and indifferent, they are like shining beacons of the true spirit of mankind. I’m so grateful to have been able to spend time with them and share a bit of the work they are so dedicated to doing. I’ve mentioned a bit of it in this blogsite, but wish there was time to really expand on their amazing lives. Anyway, here’s a couple more updates in the MPF film family.
Leilani Karasaki, the amazing oncology nurse that appears in our upcoming documentary ” C – A Celebration of Life ” has added another prestigious award to her already impressive list. She has just been honored with the Nurse of Hope award given by the Oncology Nursing Society – Hawaii Chapter. Congratulations Leilani, you certainly deserve it !
Funny lady Kathy Buckley is at it again. She’s on another crusade to raise money for one of her favorite charities, ” No Limits “, an organization dedicated to helping children with hearing disabilities. They are having an Aloha Walk-A-Thon on October 18th in Los Angeles, California that promises to be a bundle of fun. Great food, entertainment and prizes. If you happen to be in the area, check it out. All the information is available on their website, www.kidswithnolimits.com.
The MPF cameras headed to Idaho a couple of weeks ago to meet Barbara McQueen, and hear about her experience dealing with Mesothelioma, the disease that took her husband Steve McQueen at much too early an age. She will be appearing in our upcoming documentary ” The Erionite Connection ” about the research being done to find the cause and hopefully the cure to that devasting disease. What a wonderful and funny lady she is, and what fun it was to see all the great memorabilia she has from their time together. I asked her what advice she had for others that are facing great challenges, and though she doesn’t believe in giving that kind of advice, her attitude is to live each day as largely and completely as you possibly can. Thank you Barbie, for allowing us into your home. It was a blast !
Remember, celebrate each day, and never forget to take the time to tell someone you care.
All the Best,