|Yours truly, Bernadette, and Josh Taub|
The movie was screened at the NYC Indie Film Fest today and I was able to get a handful of tickets while I was still in Brazil. I couldn't wait to catch up with Bernadette again and also, finally meet my dear Fab Fiver Esther.
I first met Bern over 2 years ago, when I stumbled upon a trailer for her movie randomly at 3am one night I couldn't sleep (story of my life!). Here's what I wrote about it then: http://myjourneywithcmt.blogspot.com/2010/08/lots-of-new-cmt-friends.html.
|My dad, my hubby, Elke, Veronica, and Anthony|
I absolutely LOVED the movie!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to be able to show it to everyone I know. Bernadette's story is beautifully told. She is just the BOMB! She made me cry (75% of the time! LOL), she made me laugh, and she also told my story. It soooo resonated with me and my friends were so grateful to have seen it and to really get what I've been talking about this whole time. This movie is really going to do wonders for our community: to educate doctors, family and friends. It will be great to not have to deal with "the biggest disease no one has ever heard of."
And among the many highlights of today, at the top of my list was meeting Esther!!! We have known each other for a while now and I feel like I know so much about her and vice versa. Even though we don't live that far away from one another, it just had not worked out for us to meet up yet. Unfortunately, we didn't have much time to sit and chat because there was so much going on, but just the little amount of time we had made me feel like I have known her my entire life!!! Esther - it was truly a pleasure to meet you and Adiel...I already can't wait for our next meeting and we need a lot more time next time!!!
|Me and my girls - I look a little too excited in this pic, but oh well!|
|Esther and I right after the movie...can you tell I've been crying?|
|Esther and I with Bernadette|
|Esther and I with Allison Moore, the Founder and President of the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation|
Today was a long and tiring day but so worth it! I am SOOOO happy! And this movie has definitely made me want to do even more to help spread CMT awareness!!! Let's all do our part :)