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
Karl David-Djerf ...
Scott
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Robbie
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Himself
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Rick
Janine Cox ...
Karen
Aurelio DiNunzio ...
Hank (as Aurelio Dinunzio)
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Dr. Cross
Eva De Viveiros ...
Jenny
Freda Perry ...
Lucille
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Bailey
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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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Biography | Drama | Sport

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21 January 1997 (USA)  »

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A Fight for Justice  »

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1.33 : 1
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This film based on the story of Dixie Yandle, a young girl who died from cancer in Marietta, Ga. See more »

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Wishes come true
4 June 2000 | by (Alor Setar,Malaysia) – See all my reviews

I have just watch this movie from the TV( of course,because it is made for TV).It first caught my notice when I flipped through the newspaper's TV guide.The main character was played by Anna Clumsky,who also starred in one of my favourite movie-My Girl.She has grown up so much in that movie,not the adorable ii-year -old in My Girl.The movie is about the struggle of a 16-year-old-girl against the cancer.It also showed her supportive family members and friends.I guess it is based on a true story and I was amazed to see President Clinton appeared inthe movie too in t he Oval Office.It changed my opinion of him after the Monica's incident and many nasty stuff about him.I came to realized that a person has his or her bad or good's sides.It's all based on how we judge a person by his or her action and remark.The father's role potrayed in this movie is also very touching and moving.It shows a father's love for his family and his ways to support it It is also very warm to notice that Missy,the main character's name has a supportive and loving boyfriend.He played by Karl David-Djerf is so youthful and charming.I could recommend this movie for whoever out there who is fighting for an illness and my advice is never give up and may your wishes come true.


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