My Million Dollar Mom
A Film by Ross Schriftman
My Million Dollar Mom A Project of Filmmakers Collaborative Current Projects
About this film:
PRODUCER: Ross Schriftman
"We can do no great things – only small things with great love."
- Mother Teresa
My Million Dollar Mom is an endearing drama inspired by real events.
An aging mom is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.Her son steps forward to care for her.Her needs are so great that he must decide whether to give up his last chance for high political office, something she wanted so much for him, or instead honor a promise he made to her years ago to care for her and be by her side at the end of her life.
Alzheimer's has profound impacts on those who suffer from this devastating illness and their families.Careers are disrupted and finances are depleted. We become emotionally and fiscally drained as we watch as our loved ones' lives slip away.There is no cure… yet.Our story takes you into the lives of one wonderful mom and her son as they face this challenge with dignity, love and even joy.
Our film will demonstrate that people with Alzheimer's still have their point of view and offer a rich lifetime of experiences which can help others in their time of need despite their affliction. The life lesson of caring for one another through Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) is the theme of our story.
Our goal is to raise awareness about Alzheimer's as we commit to finding a cure. As the Alzheimer's Association states, the first person to be cured is out there.We can't wait any longer.