Ileana, a little girl with a big heart and lightning smile, grew up in a trash dump community in Managua, Nicaragua. As a child she was forced into prostitution to make money for her family. Tragically, she contracted HIV and passed away in 2011.
Inspired by Ileana's courage and smile, non-profit Love Light & Melody and Founder/Musician, Brad Corrigan (member of Dispatch), are raising funds to produce a documentary film and soundtrack in honor of Ileana's short, beautiful and bold life.
Ileana's Smile will shine a light on the growing need to protect children vulnerable to sexual exploitation. The film will also raise funds and awareness for the International Justice Mission, World Childhood Foundation, and other leading organizations fighting to protect vulnerable children worldwide.