Sunday, April 26, 2015

The tornado effect

This seems to have gone unnoticed by many, but today is the 24th anniversary of the F5 tornado that killed 17 people, injured another 225 and pretty much wiped out the town of Andover, Kansas.

But it's on my mind today, and here's why. If that tornado had never happened, I never would have met Burt Humburg. I never would have written about how his home was destroyed, or how his father died from post traumatic stress disorder afterward, or about Burt's unlikely path to become a college football player.

And if I'd never met Burt, I'd never be making this movie, which I'm hoping will change people's lives. Who knows - it might even save a few lives. And what an awesome thing that would be.

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