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Jeff Smith "WishMan" Make A Wish Foundation

Go ahead, “make a wish” !!! Since 1980, the Make a WishFoundation has granted wishes to more than 450,000 children around the world.

On Thursday Aug 22nd, I had the pleasure to be invited by Tod Volpe, to the Wish Man movie’s New York City premiere showing at the Directors Guild Theatre on 56thst. In attendance of the film premiere and the after party was Rita Cosby, Tomaczek Bednarek, Dr. Robi Ludwig, Maureen Walsh, Errol Rapport, actor Armand Assante, Bonnie Timmermann, Lucia Kaiser, Aaron Paul, Marvin Scott. Quite simply, this movie throughout is very emotional and will put tears in your eyes before the end. Written & directed by Theo Davies, for the first time in history, the Make-A-Wish Foundationhas been brought to screen in the new film, ‘Wish Man,’ starring Andrew Steel, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Frank Whaley, Danny Trejo, and Bruce Davison. The film tells the story of how the Foundation’s creator, Frank Shankwitz, was able to part from childhood trauma and transform into helping millions of children across the world.Meet Frank Shankwitz, a motorcycle cop struggling with his past and emotional childhood trauma after being ripped apart from his father by an emotionally abusive mother.

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been on my own. Never had anyreason to care for anyone else. Until now, I’ve been a fighter all mylife, and I’m tired of not knowing what to fight for. Being special is never something I was used to. But Michael thought I was a hero.

And if I can do it, anybody can do it.” –Andrew Steel, “Frank Shankwitz

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