Movie Idea, v. 1million

It takes the village paper, the Guardian, to report this story from Urbana, IL:
"The mother who convinced everyone her child had leukemia"

Terri [Mom] fed Hannah [seven-year old daughter] sleeping pills, then took her on long, aimless drives among the strip-malls and cornfields of Ohio until she fell asleep. Afterwards, she would tell her they had been to the hospital, and that she had slept through her treatment again...
Within weeks, [the head of the Mother's Club at Hannah's school] had the pupils holding cookie sales and donating the aluminium ring-pulls from fizzy drink cans, which they sold for recycling. "They even had a Hannah Hat Day," the Urbana Daily Citizen newspaper noted in a report last June, under the headline Community Reaches Out To Little Girl. "Everyone wore a hat, because Milbrandt must wear a hat since she had the chemotherapy and lost her hair."

Since 2001 here at, I've been blogging about the creative process—my own and those of people who interest me. That mostly involves filmmaking, art, writing, research, and the making thereof.

Many thanks to the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for supporting that time.

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first published: February 25, 2003.

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