Hi gentle reader, I don’t promote a lot of movies here on the blog and this is not a paid advertisement, I just genuinely loved going to see this wonderful family movie with my seven year old boy.
It happens that one of the producers of the film is the father of one of Bex’s school friends and the mother and wife in the family, K, is a lovely mom who I am friendly with.
The producers went to Princeton, as my husband Nick did, but the real connection to the movie for me and Bex is that Winter, the main dolphin in the story, has scoliosis, just like Bexon!
In fact, Winter wears a prosthetic tail that works sorta like Bexon’s brace that he still wears at night, both help prevent the scoliosis from progressing or getting worse.
Winter has been very inspirational for kids and adults with missing limbs and prosthetics. We see kids with them on every trip to our Shriners Hospital in Utah. It’s breathtaking what technology can do.
It’s always important to note that Bex had to wear special EDF/Mehta casts first to correct his spine before the brace, most of you are familiar with Bexon’s Story here.
This movie has a bit of drama, so it’s PG and good for older children like my boy. He loved it. Here is how far we’ve come without any surgery:
We only have one more brace to go this year…that will be an emotional last trip for this mama.
Check out the movie if you love dolphins and sea turtles, and want to help save our ocean creatures, like me.
It’s also a great way to teach kids to embrace people with challenges different than their own.
A touching true story and all positive!
~ Bexon’s Mommy