As a filmmaker, I often find myself hunting for the story to tell. They are not always apparent. This was not the case with Miss Anna Basso. I found myself with a healthy dose of fear that I wouldn’t do this sweet girl justice, as she had a huge story.
Thank you so much to the Basso family for trusting me with making this film. I feel really fortunate to know you, and I am confident you will end the battle that Anna started.
Special thanks to Manchester Orchestra for allowing the use of your song in this film. Additional music licensed from songfreedom.
Here is an overview of the 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation from their website:
In November of 2009, 16-year old Anna Basso was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a bone and soft tissue cancer that primarily affects children and young adults. In an effort to heal her body and encourage her spirit, we established 1 Million 4 Anna. Family, friends, and complete strangers pledged to pray for Anna every day at 12:12 PM, and over a million prayers were said in her name. Though Anna’s fight lasted 18 months, her legacy will continue forever.
Anna’s giving spirit and her genuine caring for others will continue on in the 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation. Please join us as we fight Ewing’s Sarcoma and continue to float on.
The 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation, was founded in loving memory of Anna Basso, and we plan to finish the fight Anna started against Ewing’s Sarcoma in several ways.
TODAY, we plan to wrap our arms around Ewing’s families. We will support them and pray for them. If the parents have a need or the child has a special wish, we will be there to help. TOMORROW, when that Ewing’s warrior has completed their battle and is ready for the future – we will be there when that future includes college – with scholarship opportunities. And EVERY DAY – we will be aware and learn about Ewing’s research being conducted – and our foundation will support promising research, with the guidance of our medical advisory team.
To learn more, or even better, if you would like to help please visit 1million4anna.org.