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A family's struggle with their child's disease. Based on the true story of Augusto and Michaela Odone (played by Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon), two parents in a relentless search for a cure for their son's disease.
An uplifting and entertaining film based on a true story of an unlikely relationship which highlights the very best of human nature. The reciprocal compassion and non-judgemental attitude between the carer and the cared for are inspiring.
Zeze lives in an environment of human poverty and violence. It is a highly creative and gifted child. He looks at the world with clear eyes and he values friendship and love. However, Zeze feels lonely and neglected.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” This is the beggining of the book and then:
This is a true story of a young teen named Maddie, who while undergoing chemotheraphy saw something on TV that changed the way she saw the world, and her role in it. Touched by vision of an orphaned boy in Africa, Maddie was moved to help.
This movie stars three drag queens (well, two queens and a princess, smile) and teaches marvelous lessons about self-acceptance and empathy. Among the laughs, one learns that genuine acceptance comes from people and places where you least expect it.
This film is based on the autobiography of Eric Lomax, a railway enthusiast who becomes a British prisoner of war captured by the Japanese in Singapore.
Professor Randy Pausch of Carnegie Mellon has managed to describe in his own words, with the help of Jeffrey Zaslow; what true empathy, compassion, kindness and gratefulness mean in times of immense adversity.
This is an amazing book written from the perspective of two highly functioning people with different forms of autism. Dr. Temple Grandin is a visual thinker while her co-author, Sean Barron is an emotive thinker.