Monday, May 10, 2010

Going back to where it all began

So I just got back from Texas where I was filming for two weeks. For those of you who might not know, Texas was the birthplace of the Simonton Cancer Center. I explored much of the giant state, visiting the very first retreat center in Fort Worth Texas, interviewing Dr. Simonton's very first colleagues and patients and discovering what a very special time this was for all involved in the work. Here are a few pictures from the trip, I hope you enjoy.

An old sign we saw on our drive from Dallas to Austin...

With Flint Sparks at his home in Austin
(Flint was one of the very first therapists ever trained by Dr. Simonton)

Chuck Holland in Justin, TX

With Jana Baird and Dottie Bishop
(Dottie has worked for the Simonton Cancer Center for about 40 years!)

From Left: Bill Swenson, Chuck Holland, Jane Hardwick

A big Shout Out to this amazing woman on my right, Jana Baird who dropped everything to make this trip possible, driving me all over Texas making sure I could make it to all of my interviews and opening up her home to me. Thank you JANA!!!! xoxox

All in All an extremely successful trip. About 70% of the way through production, hopefully we can wrap filming in the next 3-4 months!!!