Date of Award

Spring 2014

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Communication Studies

First Advisor

Doreen Kutufam

Second Advisor

Vince Pons

Third Advisor

Brent Northup

Abstract

This documentary is the true account of a little girl who was unexpectedly diagnosed with a rare bone disease. McLain Thornquist found out that she had Ewings Sarcoma when she was only eight years old. Her world was quickly turned upside-down. Before they knew it, the family of five experienced the reality of chemotherapy, medical demands, and emotional turbulence. This documentary takes a deeper look at the journey the family went through and how a loving community collaborated to show innumerable love and support. McLain is a little fighter, but she proved to be nothing short of a big miracle.

Comments

McCarvel's honors thesis is a 25 minute video. An abstract accompanies the video; there is no additional text. A copy of the video is stored in the Corette Library T-drive and can be viewed by requesting help from one of the full time library staff.

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