A Film Premier in North Carolina
Denver H., from Wallace, North Carolina has a 14-year-old brother, Jackson who is affected with Lamellar Ichthyosis and additional medical conditions. Denver and several friends made a movie titled “Dog Gone” last year and donated the proceeds of its premier to FIRST. Denver once again produced a movie. His latest work is a documentary featuring his brother Jackson, titled Butterfly: Jackson’s Story. Denver premiered his movie at East Duplin High School in June and once again donated the more than $600 in proceeds to FIRST! The film was a huge hit, and Jackson received a standing ovation from the approximately 150 people in attendance after the showing. The community certainly showed their support for Jackson and for FIRST by coming to the premiere. The film did a great job explaining ichthyosis and creating awareness in the community. Both Hollingsworth young men should feel very proud of their outstanding work.
In addition, another family affected by Lamellar Ichthyosis from Charlotte, North Carolina has expressed interest in showing Denver’s film in their community in the near future. This could lead to additional showings as well!
Denver also appeared on a local radio show, Coastal Daybreak, the morning after the premier. Denver is doing a fantastic job generating awareness and “getting the word out”. Thank you so much to Denver, Jackson, and the entire family for your continued hard work on behalf of FIRST.