Inspiring Documentary Provides Television Viewers with Inside Look at Shriners Hospitals for Children

Where Dreams Come True, an award-winning documentary film that chronicles the journeys of children whose lives were forever changed by Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California will air on KOVR CBS13, at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, February 28. The television broadcast of the film in the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto region is presented by Wells Fargo.
Country Music Hall of Fame singer, songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson narrates the film, which won a 2014 Telly Award, a premier award honoring the very best films, videos and commercials. In a gesture of generosity, Mr. Kristofferson traveled to the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento to film the narration for the documentary, which highlights the inspiring stories of several patients and families, including:

  • a champion kayaker who sought the care of the spinal cord injury team at Shriners Hospital after he was paralyzed from the waist down in a kayak accident.
  • Ÿ a young girl who was transported to Shriners Hospital for its acclaimed pediatric burn care after she was tragically burned in a house fire.
  • parents of a child born with cerebral palsy who turned to Shriners Hospital, where an internationally acclaimed orthopaedic surgeon gave them new hope.
  • a former rodeo rider paralyzed in an accident who learned how to navigate life in a wheelchair.
  • Ÿ a young burn survivor who is wise beyond his years.
  • a young girl who discovers new joy when she is fitted with a prosthetic leg.

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Where Dreams Come True was produced by William Criswell of Inception Marketing and William Bayne of Coyote Films. Mr. Criswell and Mr. Bayne have worked together on hundreds of commercials, television specials, films, and documentaries. Their many honors include the NY Art Directors Club Award, the 2001, 2003 and 2009 Freddie Awards, recognition in the SF and Houston International Film Festivals and, of course, a 2014 Telly Award for Where Dreams Come True.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis. Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or go visit here.

Media Contact: Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

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Where Dreams Come True was produced by William Criswell of Inception Marketing and William Bayne of Coyote Films. Mr. Criswell and Mr. Bayne have worked together on hundreds of commercials, television specials, films, and documentaries. Their many honors include the NY Art Directors Club Award, the 2001, 2003 and 2009 Freddie Awards, recognition in the SF and Houston International Film Festivals and, of course, a 2014 Telly Award for Where Dreams Come True. The late Martha Ludwig, whose gift provided the primary underwriting, produced this marvelous film to honor the determination of patients, families, and hospital staff – whose work reflects the powerful impact of a generous community.

Film underwriters include the late Martha Ludwig, whose gift provided the primary underwriting, and the Beneto Foundation. These donors were motivated by a desire to educate the community about the specialized healthcare available to all children and to honor the determination of patients, families, and hospital staff. Presenting sponsor and underwriter is Wells Fargo. Broadcast underwriters include Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood & Campora, LLP, with additional support from DBBWC partners Robert A. Buccola, Steven M. Campora, and Catia G. Saraiva. Closed captioning is provided by Johnson Ranch Chiropractic.

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