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Filmmakers and Family Vacations: A Short Film

As this short film clearly illustrates, an overzealous documentary filmmaker can tear a family apart... Read more
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Breathe. Now, Can You Spare 30 Seconds To Help Ventilator Assisted Children?

For the past 25 years, Miami Children's Hospital has hosted V.A.C.C. Camp. VACC (Ventilation Assisted Children Center) Camp is a free week-long overnight camp for children needing a tracheotomy, ventilator, C-PAP, BiPAP, or oxygen to support breathing, and their families. The children come from all over Florida and the United States to partake in activities such as swimming, going to the beach, boat rides, field trips, campsite entertainment, and structured games. For many of the children, these are activities they could only experience at the camp.

This past Spring, I was given the opportunity to shoot a documentary film on the V.A.C.C. Camp here in Miami and last month, I submitted a 60 second video to the Mercedes Benz "Community Stars" Program, which is donating $25,000 to five worthy charities. V.A.C.C. Camp was named one of the 15 finalists.

I'd like to ask for your help. Please visit the Mercedes Benz "Community Stars" facebook page, Then follow these simple steps:

1) "Like" them (my apologies to Audi, BMW, & Lexus owners but it's for a really good cause!)

2) Select "PICK YOUR FAVORITE"

3) Scroll down to V.A.C.C. Camp (watch the video) and vote for them.

4) Vote for them every 24 hours until October 21st.

And if you feel compelled to share, please do. Post it daily on your facebook page, share via twitter, Linkedin or email. The donation would help ensure that the Camp continues to provide this one week out of the year where these disadvantaged children can feel "normal". And it only takes 30 seconds to do it.

You can spare 30 seconds a day, can't you?

I promise you that each time you vote, the next time you take a breath on your own, you'll get a warm tingly feeling all over your body. I promise.

Thank you.

For more information on this unique camp visit vacccamp.com

Here's a post that I wrote after completing my week of shooting at the camp. It may help you make your decision: 5 Things You Can Learn from Ventilator Assisted Children

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A Conversation with Florida Governor Rick Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott discusses his seven-point plan for Florida, the economy, the housing market, and the recently signed charter school expansion bill. Read more
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Miami Children’s Hospital: Ashley’s Scoliosis Success Story

After their daughter Ashley was diagnosed with scoliosis, the Alvarez family searched throughout the country for a surgeon only to find out that the best option was right here at Miami Children’s Hospital... Read more
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CHARLEE Homes for Children

For almost 30 years, CHARLEE has helped thousands of children in Miami who have been placed in foster care due to abuse, abandonment and neglect. Get to know them here... Read more
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Watch the Film: "P.A.T.H." Preserving, Archiving, & Teaching Hip-Hop History

“P.A.T.H.” is the award-winning documentary film about the P.A.T.H. Hip-Hop Academy, the first ever summer camp of its kind in South Florida. Read more

5 Things You Can Learn from Ventilator Assisted Children

VACC Camp is a free week-long overnight camp for ventilator assisted children. For the many campers and volunteers, it's a life-changing experience... Read more
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Real-Life Santa Claus Michael Fux

Since 2004, businessman Michael Fux has been a real-life Santa Claus providing holiday gifts to the underprivileged patients & families of Miami Children's Hospital. Read more
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Easter Seals of South Florida

Providing services for Children and adults with a disability or special needs. Read more
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A Conversation with Florida Congressman Allen West

Florida Congressman Allen West talks with Ed Pozzuoli, President of Tripp Scott, on the state of health care, the economy, the crisis in the Middle East, and much more. Read more