Day 8 of 40 Day Shoot for United States of Autism Movie
Today was quite an emotionally challenging day for our crew and the film. About 2 minutes before we were to roll cameras for Lorette Brewster’s interview, she went over to ask her neighbor to quiet the dogs as a last minute adjustment. The porch railing she was leaning on broke and she fell about 6 feet on to the hard concrete directly on her back. She was taken on a spinal stabilization board by ambulance to Kenosha hospital and she is currently admitted at the hospital. We stayed for as long as we could to make sure she was ok, but there was no way for us to film her on this trip under the circumstances. We are planning to come back an another weekend in the late summer/early fall to make this happen for Deemy, her 17 year old twin son on the spectrum.
We ask that if you know Lorette, you pray for her quick recovery. Rich was right next to her when she fell, and the first words out of her lips as she was lying in excrutiating pain on the ground was, “I have to do this interview for Deemy,” and some tears followed knowing that it was not going to happen this time around. Rest assured, a spirit like that will be in our film.
Stay tuned for pictures tomorrow night from Iowa and our first visit with the Wessels family! We love you all out there and can’t wait to hear from you soon!