In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with four healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down syndrome.

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Jewel Hilburn
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Leston Hilburn
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Cathedral
Ashley Wolfe ...
Brenda Kay Hilburn - Age 16
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Wilman Hilburn (Age 18-26)
Peter Donaldson ...
Nathan White
Laura Mercer ...
Brenda Kay Hilburn (Age 8-9)
Kelly Harms ...
Burton Hilburn (Age 19-27)
Ron Payne ...
Dr. Basket
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Annie Hilburn (Age 19)
Natalie Radford ...
Raylene Hilburn (Age 22-30)
Sonia Lynn Kerr ...
Brenda Kay Hilburn (Age 4)
Alexis Vandermaelen ...
Annie Hilburn (Age 3-4)
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Raylene Hilburn (Age 14)
Kyle Fairlie ...
Burton Hilburn (Age 11)
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In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with four healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down syndrome.

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The world refused to help her special child... but she never gave up hope.

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Jewel removes Brenda Kay's hair ribbon from her hair before her bath, then after a camera switch the ribbon is back in her hair. See more »

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Nice emotional story
13 February 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The title character, Jewel, is a mother of four, and is happy about her upcoming fifth child. But her housekeeper has strange prophesies that this child will not be like others...and soon enough Jewel realizes there is something different about her baby daughter, Brenda Kay. Jewel consults two doctors and finds that Brenda Kay has Down Syndrome and might not live past two years old. Jewel is determined to give Brenda Kay all the love and care she can; determined that her daughter will live past two years and feel loved. Brenda Kay does live, and she is shown much love by her family. But Jewel's other daughters have problems of their own, and there are tensions that worsen over the years. Will Jewel learn that there's a letting go to loving?

There are a couple of negatives to this movie, mostly just the swearing/using the Lord's name in vain, which occurs four or five times.


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