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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)

Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.

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Jean Ellison
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Ed Ellison
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Jenson Goins ...
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Ryan P. Hudson ...
Reed Ellison (as Ryan Hudson)
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Jan Djilas
Terrence Gibney ...
Mr. Barnes (as Terence Gibney)
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Cara
Jerry Lee Leighton ...
Mr. Linski
Ramona Tyler ...
Bobbi (as Ramona Tyler)
Melinda Walsh ...
Barbara
Judy Leavell ...
Muriel
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Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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25 October 2004 (USA)  »

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A História de Brooke Ellison  »

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Christopher Reeve's final directing project. See more »

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At the end of Brooke's graduation speech, her mother is shown as the first person to stand during the ovation; however, after the camera scans the crowd, they show her mother finally stand on the stage. See more »

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Referenced in Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve (2006) See more »

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It's Gonna Be Okay
Performed by Theresa Andersson
Written by Anders Osborne and Joshua Ragsdale
Courtesy of Basin Street Records
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a touching movie that hit home

This story hit home with me because I had an uncle that was paralyzed and i would help my grandmother take care of him. Know one knows what it is like to know someone that is paralyzed and what they go through until you have been their or you know someone that is paralyzed. It really hit home with me, because now I have a bad back and it could paralyze me if I have the surgery, so I won't have it done. But every time the Brooke Ellison movie is on I watch it no matter what time it is on. Because if she can do all that she has done and accomplished then I can do the same thing. The song that is sung in the movie I would like to know where you can find it and what the name of the song is and who sings it, it is a beautiful song I would love to have that song because when I would feel down I could listen to that song and it would build me back up and make me thank of the movie and make me thank of life more and make me thank of my 2 wonderful boys i have. Thank You Brooke for the courage that you have gave me and many others. Thank You again and God Bless.


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