Laura's Story is a unique documentary chronicling a woman's fight for her life and an epidemic threatening the U.S. healthcare system
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FBR Media and executive producer Frankie Trull announced today the world premiere of their made-for-television documentary "Laura's Story" on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 1:30 PM CDT on Nashville's WSMV-TV, Channel 4. "Laura's Story" is the latest episode in FBR Media's Bench to Bedside TV series. With this distinguished documentary, FBR Media brings to life the story of how cutting-edge diabetes research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center could be a game-changer for the diabetes epidemic in the United States.
"About 26 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, and millions more have undiagnosed or pre-diabetes," said Dr. Kevin Niswender, Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "This epidemic will bankrupt our healthcare system if more treatments, discoveries and cures are not developed in the coming years. Research happening right now at Vanderbilt could be a game-changer in the diabetes epidemic."
This documentary shows a day-in-the-life of Laura, a young woman living in Nashville, TN, who has battled serious health problems her entire life. At age seven, Laura discovered she had type 1 diabetes and her world was turned upside down. Even though Laura has been committed to living a healthy lifestyle, complications arise and she must make hard decisions to stay alive. "Laura's Story" gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Vanderbilt's groundbreaking diabetes research that could one day lead to a cure for diabetes -- something for which Laura and hundreds of millions of others are desperate. "Laura's Story" stars Laura Gee, Rob Barry and Drs. Kevin Niswender, Shubhada Jagasia and Jeanne Wallace of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. For more information, please visit researchsaves.org or email [email protected].
FBR Media is an award-winning production studio that creates striking digital content across multiple platforms. Its latest TV series, Bench to Bedside, tells inspirational true stories about people and animals living with serious illnesses and the incredible biomedical research that could save their lives. FBR Media is a registered trademark of the Foundation for Biomedical Research.
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