Life can change in an instant, and turn your whole world upside down. And that is exactly what happens to firefighter Jeff Elliott and his wife Ruth who are living their dream in the golden...
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After a teenager's friends die in an accident, he finds running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him notoriety. He is caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.
Life can change in an instant, and turn your whole world upside down. And that is exactly what happens to firefighter Jeff Elliott and his wife Ruth who are living their dream in the golden Midwest; high school sweethearts, married with two beautiful and healthy children, family farm, horses, sports, church groups, the whole American Dream come true. And one winters day, teenage son Eric "Hoovey" Elliott collapses at high school basketball practice, is rushed to the hospital, and the doctors find a tumor the size of an orange at the base of his brain. They're down to hours-if surgery that risks the boy's ability to walk, talk, and perhaps even survive is not performed immediately, Hoovey's young life will end before it truly even begins. In a grueling 8-hour procedure, the tumor is removed. And he survives. But for the Elliott family, life and dreams will never be the same. Hoovey has to teach himself to walk again, to read again, to even see straight with two unbalanced eyes, covered...Written by
The preaching and the overt evangelizing is kept to a minimum in the film. This
is the story of how young basketball protege Cody Linley who after collapsing during a game is discovered to have a brain tumor the size of an orange.
Young Linley was saddled with the nickname Hoovey after as a toddler he got his
arm sucked and stuck in a vacuum cleaner. Father Patrick Warburton is a farmer
and fireman and mother Alyssa Stoner are a hard working church going couple
and their faith helps see them through.
Two other performances of note are Charles Robinson as Linley's high school
coach and Brandon Mychal Smith as another basketball prodigy on the team
who fears that Linley's handicap will kick in at the wrong time and mess things
up for him.
Hoovey is a nice story that can be shown in more places than Christian movie
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