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Fayette filmmakers make wish come true for boy, 14


For years, 14-year-old Cartersville resident Zach Breder had a dream of writing and directing a movie. Thanks to the mission of the team at Make-A-Wish Georgia, the genesis of that dream was realized July 9 as Zach and his family arrived at the Georgia Film Academy in Fayetteville, where he was told that his movie would be made with the help of the film academy and Pinewood Atlanta Studios.

Zach was born with hypoplastic right heart syndrome, meaning that Zach’s heart has no right ventricle. The condition has no cure, and limits physical activities.

Zach’s mother, Valerie, said it was her son’s cardiologist who initially got the ball rolling for the wish by making contact with Make-A-Wish Georgia.

The day at home on July 9 began after Zach and his family had arrived home in Cartersville after a trip to Miami. Zach that morning asked his mom if anything was happening with Make-A-Wish. See more at The Citizen.


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