This Story Must Be Told

This Story Must Be Told

This Story Must Be Told
June 19, 2013
Cottonwood High School

Deanna Hope plays Andee whose father is medical director of the nursing home where Andee’s grandfather lives. Andee forges friendships with patients, families and the staff, especially heartthrob Danny (Lance Reeder) who was hit by a car after watching Mickey Rooney in “The Muppet Movie” and now believes he is Mickey. Together, struggling as young adults, they learn about elder and caregiver abuse while honoring veterans, elderly, caregivers and others affected by abuse.

More than 20 songs were written and produced by health providers to stop elder and caregiver abuse while honoring veterans, elderly, caregivers and others affected by abuse. Joining Deanna and Lance in the cast are Victoria Blackie, Elise Groves, Kimberly Tosti, Chrystal Cahoon, Amanda Gilbert, Oliver Thomas, Anne Ashdown, Andrea Valles and Wayne Russell. “Undo the Shame” was written specifically for Mickey Rooney who is an active spokesperson to help STOP ABUSE.

Chrystal is a 36 year-old real-life medical assistant working in bariatric and wound care clinics and the mother of three boys. Encouraged since youth her by musical parents to sing, Chrystal now debuts her first album and stars as a CNA in the musical, This Story Must Be Told. After years of mothering and working in health care, Chrystal is living the lyrics of hers smash hit, Superstar Talents:
“The superhero, superstar lives in me.
But if the riches and fame never find me,
I’ll be a superstar in all that I do.
I’ll always give it my best,
Put my brains to the test and
All my wildest dreams will come true!”

10 million unreported abuse cases – Loss from abuse over $200 billion
Half of all caregivers are abused while providing
17 billion hours of care
2.1 million seniors suffer from
reported abuse annually

“I ask you to escape the abuse you or others are suffering. Stop it now, not tomorrow, not next month, but now. ‘This Story Must Be Told’ is a must see. Listen to the song they wrote and dedicated for me,‘Undo the Shame.’ I loved it!”
-Mickey Rooney-

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