Yesterday evening, I was invited to attend the red carpet VIP screening for St. Louis Children’s Hospital docu-series Frontline for Hope. The series, which is filmed and produced locally here in St. Louis, follows several doctors at Children’s Hospital as well as their patients and families.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital is world-renown for their care in treating high risk children of all ages. Families from all over the world come to Children’s to get top-notch treatment, and the doctors, nurses, and care staff are the best in the industry. Frontline for Hope follows these little patients as they are treated at Children’s, and we get to learn about their families as well as the doctors and nurses who take care of them.
St. Louis has become a hotbed of reality television series. Starting off with Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s which is also locally filmed and produced (by Coolfire Media, the same production company that produced this series), and Nick Mom, Frontline for Hope will be broadcast on NBC local affiliate Channel 5 KSDK on Saturday evenings at 6:30 pm. Six episodes will air, the first being this Saturday, and there is even talk of the show possibly getting a nationwide broadcast.
Attendees at the screening got a chance to watch the first Frontline for Hope episode, which spotlighted little Madeline who was born with CPH, and fifteen year old Jessie, a diehard Mizzou fan, who had to have his colon removed through a risky surgery. There were moments when you laughed and cried, sometimes within minutes of each other. Seeing the miracles done at Children’s really fires up those emotions.
KSDK News 5 anchor Kay Quinn served at the night’s host and emcee, and did a fabulous job giving us information about the program before the screening and moderated a Q&A afterwards with several Frontline for Hope parents, doctors, and producers.
I hope that you will check out Frontline for Hope for yourself if you are in the St. Louis area, and show some love to this amazing medical center that is located right in our very own backyard.
Below (and after the break) are a few photos of the Frontline for Hope VIP red carpet event which took place at Chaminade Preparatory Skip Viragh Center for the Arts in the Frontenac area.