Faith-based independent film premieres in Atlanta this week

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The independent film - The Wish - A Story of Hope, Faith and Generosity, written by Ty Manns - is set to debut June 18 at Midtown Arts Cinema at 6:30 pm.

The faith-based film is about a beloved high school teacher's kidney failure and her struggles as she awaits the kidney transplant she needs to save her life.

The movie, starring actors Reece Odum, Blue Kimble and Patrick Faucette, hopes to bringing awareness to the importance of organ, eye and tissue donations.

LifeLink of Geogria, the state's non-profit organ recovery organization, is inviting the public to come out for the viewing.

The organization said more than 5,100 Georgians are in need of an organ transplant and 46 hundred of those are waiting on a kidney transplant.

The report shows 62% of those awaiting a kidney transplant in Georgia are African American.

To learn more about The Wish, contact LifeLink of Georgia's Multicultural Donation Education Department at 1-800-544-6667.

To reserve your ticket for the premiere, visit

To learn more about organ and tissue donation and to register your donation decision, visit


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