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San Juan Film Festival Members Raising Organ Donor Awareness

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The San Juan Independent Film festival stopped by Montrose this past weekend to feature independent films while raising money for other local charities. The two day film festival had many feature films including one about the selflessness of a kidney donor to someone he'd never met. Harold Mintz said, "This took place 16 years ago, I regularly speak to high schools, I talk to kids about to get their drivers license. Not to convince to sign their drivers license to become an organ donor, but to just consider it." We wanted to take a look at this special act of kindness during April's National Donate Life Month. "When the filmmaker approached me and said 'would you mind if we made a film about you?' for me it was an obvious yes because now if somebody sees this film and they get curious about donation it means they might actually raise their hand and become a donor and sign their license also," said Mintz. "She had 44 surgeries, she had been dialysis for 12 years, kidney functions dropping all the time. When she got the new kidney, it started working immediately and it changed her life instantly," said Mintz. National Give Life Month supports awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation. "Effects your entire life. You can't leave your house or the vicinity because you've got to go every other day to the dialysis center. If you get a new kidney, it frees you," said Mintz. "I am so happy, so grateful, and so thankful for being back here again. It's just a blessing to still be in the mix of sharing this wonderful inspirational work to the world. I'm a happier man, thank you," said Johnny Jameson. Both actors said they look forward to coming back to the Western Slope in the future and hope their films will leave a lasting impact on the community.

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The San Juan Independent Film festival stopped by Montrose this past weekend to feature independent films while raising money for other local charities. The two day film festival had many feature films including one about the selflessness of a kidney donor to someone he'd never met. Harold Mintz said, "This took place 16 years ago, I regularly speak to high schools, I talk to kids about to get their drivers license. Not to convince to sign their drivers license to become an organ donor, but to just consider it." We wanted to take a look at this special act of kindness during April's National Donate Life Month. "When the filmmaker approached me and said 'would you mind if we made a film about you?' for me it was an obvious yes because now if somebody sees this film and they get curious about donation it means they might actually raise their hand and become a donor and sign their license also," said Mintz. "She had 44 surgeries, she had been dialysis for 12 years, kidney functions dropping all the time. When she got the new kidney, it started working immediately and it changed her life instantly," said Mintz. National Give Life Month supports awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation. "Effects your entire life. You can't leave your house or the vicinity because you've got to go every other day to the dialysis center. If you get a new kidney, it frees you," said Mintz. "I am so happy, so grateful, and so thankful for being back here again. It's just a blessing to still be in the mix of sharing this wonderful inspirational work to the world. I'm a happier man, thank you," said Johnny Jameson. Both actors said they look forward to coming back to the Western Slope in the future and hope their films will leave a lasting impact on the community.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12464/6878889?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:01:43 +0000 San Juan Film Festival Members Raising Organ Donor Awareness The San Juan Independent Film festival stopped by Montrose this past weekend to feature independent films while raising money for other local charities. The two day film festival had many feature films including one about the selflessness of a kidney donor to someone he'd never met. Harold Mintz said, "This took place 16 years ago, I regularly speak to high schools, I talk to kids about to get their drivers license. Not to convince to sign their drivers license to become an organ donor, but to just consider it." We wanted to take a look at this special act of kindness during April's National Donate Life Month. "When the filmmaker approached me and said 'would you mind if we made a film about you?' for me it was an obvious yes because now if somebody sees this film and they get curious about donation it means they might actually raise their hand and become a donor and sign their license also," said Mintz. "She had 44 surgeries, she had been dialysis for 12 years, kidney functions dropping all the time. When she got the new kidney, it started working immediately and it changed her life instantly," said Mintz. National Give Life Month supports awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation. "Effects your entire life. You can't leave your house or the vicinity because you've got to go every other day to the dialysis center. If you get a new kidney, it frees you," said Mintz. "I am so happy, so grateful, and so thankful for being back here again. It's just a blessing to still be in the mix of sharing this wonderful inspirational work to the world. I'm a happier man, thank you," said Johnny Jameson. Both actors said they look forward to coming back to the Western Slope in the future and hope their films will leave a lasting impact on the community. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12464/6878889?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KREX 19th... i'm lauren klenda... april is national donate life month in colorado which raises awareness of organ and tissue donation. and now that awareness is making a scene on the big screen... actors from the san juan film festival were in town for their tour at the montrose community center. one of the films... "1-800 we need your kidney" is about the selfless act of a man who donated one of his kidnies to a woman who had suffered with kidney failure for more than 14-years... even though he had never met her before. news channel five's tyler young spoke with the actors about the films when they touched down at grand junction regional airport... he joins us live in the newsroom. tyler, kidney failure is a painful burden for someone to deal with -- and having someone you've never met reach out to pull you away from that daily pain is truly an amazing act of kindness. so bring us up to speed... what can we all learn from this action? lauren, while many know that the human body can still function with only one kidney, the fact that someone would sacrifice one of their own to a complete stranger sends a powerful message about how we take for granted living a life without constant pain can be. <"the san juan independent film festival stopped by montrose this past weekend to feature independent films while raising money for other local charities. the two day film festival had many feature films including one about the selflessness of a kidney donor to someone he'd never met. "this took place 16 years ago, i regularly speak to high schools, i talk to kids about to get their drivers lisence. not to convince to sign their drivers lisence to become an organ donor, but to just consider it." we wanted to take a look at this special act of kindness during april's national donate life month. "when the filmmaker approached me and said 'would you mind if we made a film about you?' for me it was an obvious yes becaues now if somebody sees this film and they get curious about donation it means they might actually raise their hand and become a donor and sign their lisence also." "she had 44 surgeries, she had been dialysis for 12 years, kidney functions dropping all the time. when she got the new kidney, it started working immediately and it changed her life instnantly." national give life month supports awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation. "effects your entire life. you can't leave your house or the vicinity becaues you've got to go every other day to the dalysis center. if you get a new kidney, it frees you." "i am so happy, so greatful, and so thankful for being back here again. it's just a blessing to still be in the mix of sharing this wonerful inspirational work to the world. i'm a happier man, thank you." both actors said they look forward to coming back to the western slope in the future and hope their films will leave a




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