“PLEASE HELP…”, posted Sarah on a Sunshine Coast community board. “My brother-in-law Brett has recently been granted a wedding ceremony through My Wedding Wish… Would anyone be able to recommend a videographer?” I didn’t know it at the time, but My Wedding Wish help organise wedding ceremonies for people who are terminally ill and want to get married in the short time-frame to make the most of the time they have left with their loved one.
Brett was diagnosed just 2 weeks ago with Motor Neurone Disease. Now deterioting quickly, he may only have a few weeks left.
It’s causes like Brett’s that keep us going here 100 Acts of Kindness Films.
Within a couple of days of touching base with Brett and his bride-to-be Desley, and with Brett losing his voice more and more every day, we drove up from Canungra in the Scenic Rim, to the Sunshine Coast, to film them in the first of two shoots; the second being the wedding in January 2021. We wanted to catch his wedding vows just in case his voice fades away completely by the time him and Desley marry. Thank you guys for letting us be part of your happy day 🙏 .
As documentary focused cinematographers, at 100 Acts of Kindness Films, we endeavour to go above and beyond, to capture stories in peoples lives, to capture their journeys, so that these stories may touch the most hardened of us, so that maybe, just maybe, they may open our eyes to others and help spread empathy. And even though we’re not a charity and we’re not funded in anyway, we do this to help spread kindness and well-being in a world full of ill-news and often despairing headlines.
What does it take for some of us to help those we don’t know, without expecting anything in return?
If this post has helped remind you of how others may be in a worse off position, perhaps you can donate the equivalent of a cup of coffee or a beer, towards Brett and Desley’s GoFundMe page? It will go towards their wedding and Brett’s medical bills.
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