For Hope (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  17 November 1996 (USA)
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The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hope Altman
Molly Altman
David 'Dave' Altman
Annie Altman
Chris Demetral ...
Alan Altman
Ken Altman
Laura Altman
Alexandra Purvis ...
Audrey Altman
Doctor (as Babz Chula)
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Nurse Stark
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Mandy McKeen ...
Writer Two
David Hurtubise ...
Executive Producer


The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.

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In three months, she'll hardly recognize her own face. In six months, she won't be able to use her hands. In a year, she'll need a miracle. But the disease that is so ravaging her body can never destroy her spirit. See more »








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17 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Au-delĂ  des maux  »

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1.33 : 1
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In real life, Bob Saget has three daughters named: Aubrey, Lara and Jenny; in this film their names are: Audrey, Laura, Penny. See more »


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This purpose of this movie was to raise awareness.
24 January 2003 | by (Bridgeport, Tx) – See all my reviews

Just to clear something up, Bob Saget's point of this movie was not for it to be some fictional drama only to entertain it's viewers. His intention was to raise awareness of a very difficult and sad disease, called Scleroderma, that most people haven't even heard of but does effect more that several million people, that claimed the life of his sister. This movie is about her battle with that disease.

I was diagnosed with Scleroderma when I was 20 yrs old. It was a very difficult time in my life and everything changed. I have been living with this disease for 9 years, and it has claimed many of my organs. Now I can no longer have children. I hope people will watch this movie and have compassion for those who struggle with life-changing diseases and donate to it's research. Just maybe a cure could be found before long.

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