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A Child's Wish (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  21 January 1997 (USA)
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A family discovers their youngest daughter has cancer. But the real struggle has yet to start.

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Ed Chandler
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Joanna Chandler
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Missy Chandler
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Melinda
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Aurelio Dinunzio ...
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Eva De Viveiros ...
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Based loosely on the story of Melissa Weaver,who at age 10,contracted a rare form of cancer. Her father loses his job when he takes too much time away from work to care for his family during this difficult period.Enraged, both Melissa and her father decide to fight to change the law which allowed him to be fired in the first place. A primary role came in the form of the President Of USA, Bill Clinton, who signed the Family and Medical Leave Act thus ensuring no other family would have to go through what the Weavers did. Written by mahajanssen

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Cancer killed her. But not before she made a change.

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Towards the end the main character get to meet the president of the United States. The scene was shot inside the real Oval Office of the White House and Bill Clinton appeared as himself. The first time in history a serving US president willingly appears as himself in a fictitious story. See more »

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Tear Jerker
10 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was amazing .. John Ritter, RIP, did an AWESOME job in this movie. It is such a sad movie, and what makes it even more sad is that its a true story! The struggles that poor Missy went through are horrible, but she was lucky to have her family and her best friend and boyfriend stand by her side! I had to try really hard not to cry though this movie. My heart reached out to her and to her family. Her family struggled big time, not only emotionally but money wise because the dad lost his job! I almost cried when he got fired! But thanks to her and her family it helped pave the way to the FMLA which I have had to use! May God hold her and keep her in Heaven and May he bless her family thats left here on earth without her!


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