Magnolia's Hope| 1hr
Director: AJ Tesler | Producer: AJ Tesler, Jenny Tesler
Focus Years: 2019 | Country: United States
They thought they would teach their daughter about the world. Instead, they have to teach the world about their daughter.
When three-year-old Magnolia Tesler was diagnosed with a rare disease, her parents didn’t know what to do. This intimate documentary follows the Tesler family as they spring into action in an effort to cure their daughter from a rare, debilitating disorder.An ordinary and healthy baby, she was crawling, talking, and hitting all her milestones. But around the age of two, she started developing mysterious symptoms:balance issues, hand wringing, speech loss, and rocking for hours in her crib. Her parents, AJ and Jenny, were desperate for answers. After taking Maggie to numerous specialists, they got a heartbreaking diagnosis: Rett Syndrome.Spanning eight years and told through home videos, vlogs, animation, and interviews,“Magnolia’s Hope” is a raw, first-hand account of a family struggling to cope with a child’s special needs through therapies, clinical trials and everything in between.