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My Flesh and Blood (2003)

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Documentary following Susan Tom of Fairfield, California and her 11 adopted special needs children.

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Susan Tom of Fairfield, CA, is not a typical single mother -- Tom is the head of a family of 11 adopted children, all of whom are physically challenged or living with long-term illnesses. Tom and her special family are the subject of My Flesh and Blood, a documentary which examines the dynamic of this household, as well as the often demanding physical and emotional needs of the 11 kids and the heavy emotional burden Tom must sometimes carry as she looks after children who may not survive to adulthood. Written by MediaGod

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Who says you can't choose your family?

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17 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Susan Tom insisted that filming last no longer than exactly one year, to the day. The final scene in the film, Anthony's birthday party, happened to take place on the very last day of permitted filming. See more »

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6 June 2004 | by (Clemson, SC) – See all my reviews

Never have I watched a film that I have felt has seriously changed my outlook on life or made me want to go on-line and write a comment on it like I am now. Director Jonathan Karsh created a wonderful film, but what's more is that it's real. This isn't a Hollywood script; it's the story of a caring lady and her life as a mother (Susan Tom) of 13 adopted children with various mental and physical disabilities. The personalities of the children come alive in the movie. Once it starts, you all ready feel like you've known this family for a long time. It really does make you look at your life and realize that your problems are nothing compared to the problems these kids and Ms. Tom deal with everyday, yet they live their lives full of laughter and love. Very gripping and touching film.


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