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The Real Unreal Story of Kids Suffering at the Margins of Medicine

Our healthcare system is broken, and it’s hurting our most vulnerable population—our children. Kids with rare diseases whose care is too complicated for today’s cookie-cutter medicine are being tossed around from specialist to specialist, isolated, abandoned, and often accused of psychological disorders or of faking their illness. More often than not, they live with chronic pain, but are denied access to the treatments they need, simply because their conditions are considered too complex. This results in a maze of navigating the medical system, the school system, and often Child Protective Services, as parents unwittingly find themselves suspects of "medical child abuse" and risk losing custody of their children. The filmmakers behind the Oscar shortlisted exposé UNDER OUR SKIN take you into the hidden world of children coping with invisible illnesses, parents facing impossible choices to help them, and providers who dismiss them as "too complicated" or risk it all to save them.

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Producer/Director
Andy Abrahams Wilson

Associate Producer
Sue St. Pierre