One woman's hope to change the fate of her diabetes leads her to a little-known transplant surgery pioneered in Edmonton, Alberta.
It was an honour and a privilege to be able to tell this story about the human experience.
Michelle is afraid to go to sleep for fear of not waking up. She is afraid to collapse and fall down the stairs. She worries about driving her car and walking to work. She is a wife, a mother, a daughter and a friend, and daily hypoglycaemic crashes are a constant, unpredictable and life-threatening reality in Michelle’s life. At 27, she was diagnosed with Type 1 MODY (Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young) and has been managing this disability for 12 years now.
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The film will be used to inspire and educate people about a disability that 2.25 million in Canada and the US live with, and can hopefully eventually be used to raise money for diabetes research. I am currently seeking a broadcast/distribution partnership and grant funding, and do have a crowdfund campaign to raise money for costs incurred to make the film so far.