When a young man is faced with living with the disease “Sickle Cell” everyday, he grows tired of just existing. With very little hope left, he yearns for support. His prayers are answered when he is assigned to a school project dealing with his disease. He battles with this because of his partner, Kevin, a bully & his desire to keep his illness a secret. However, through this experience he finds hope because of a potential cure for his disease. His hope is met with fear from his mom, support from his friend Carrie and uncertainty from within. The question he asks himself is “What if God is waiting on me to act for myself and not just me expecting Him to do it all?”
This is an excellent movie with an excellent story. Young sixteen year old Corey is battling Sickle Cell anemia and is trying to keep it from his classmates. He wants to live a normal life. However, he is given an assignment to do a report about the disease with another student and he has to confront his feelings about it. Through his studies he learns that bone marrow transplants can help cure some sufferers of the disease and he lobbies to find a donor although his mother is resistant to the idea. Corey, in one touching scene, tells others that it helps to pray to God, and “Don’t feel sorry for me-I don’t feel sorry for myself.”
This is a story of courage, faith in God and one of perseverance. It is not intended for the very young but is a wholesome movie and we are recommending it for all ages. Dominyck McCargo is terrific as Corey as are Trina Brown as his mother and Rochelle Ojeda as Corey’s friend Carrie. This movie will inspire you!