I had the marvelous opportunity of viewing this film during a premiere in Ambler, PA, outside of Philadelphia. It follows both heroines, Annie Parker and Dr. Marie-Claire King. Both know in their soul that there is a link among family members who have had breast cancer. Both have an indomitable spirit. The director films this not as a documentary but in a style that has you relating to both women and their supporters. It is poignant, funny, heartbreaking, gut-wrenching and lovely.
I laughed, I cried, I empathized. If I could give more than 10 stars I would! Annie Parker in the film is so much like the the woman is in reality. I was also impressed with the portrayal of Dr. King whom I have also met. I highly recommend everyone seeing this so as to understand that family history is just one part of why we get cancer. But is so very important. Start a family tree. If you see a pattern, get to a Genetic Counselor to find out if there's a need for testing. Dr. King has only scratched the surface of this link between genetics and cancer. Get educated and most of all, pay it forward. You never know when you will touch someone and save a life!
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