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Go Toward the Light (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 November 1988
A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.

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Dr. Gladstone
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A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.

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1 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Go to the Light  »

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The cabin seen in the beginning when they are at the family reunion is the same one used in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984). See more »

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Claire: Sally, can I ask you something? You've been around so many dying children... what is it like for them?
Sally: [sighs] Well, when they first begin the death experience... they go into a kind of trance. They're not unconscious but it's like they're only half here. They most always talk about seeing a light, usually it's at the end of a long tunnel, and they want to go towards it. But a lot of times they're torn; between going and leaving the ones that they love behind. But when they do finally let go... ...
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Hemophilia and Aids
9 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie many times as a child, my mom had recorded it on TV. It is about a family with 3 children, all boys with hemophilia. The oldest gets AIDS from the medicine he takes to help his blood clot. Back before 1985, the medicine was derived from pooled human blood, unscreened for diseases like HIV or HepC. Imagine my surprise to deliver my first child in 2002 and find him diagnosed with hemophilia, which wasn't inherited from my parents. This movie was all the information I had about hemophilia and it was so sad. Luckily, my son's life is nothing like that of the Ben in the movie. Yet, it is a good reminder of the pain the hemophilia community endured because of poor medical treatment. I'd like to find a way to get a copy of this movie.


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