It was an "Epic" morning on the green carpet for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. On May 18, a few staff members got to travel to New York for the premiere of this heroic animated adventure. As you might recall from our last blog post, CMN Hospitals is the official charity partner of the movie. The stars were out bright and early to speak with Kaitlin, our media correspondent and Miracle Child.
Twelve-year-old Kaitlin's not just a natural when it comes to A-list interviews. She has overcome so many health obstacles since day one to be a singing, dancing and entertainment-savvy powerhouse (you can see a bit of her story in this TV interview). She receives treatment for spina bifida at our Network's Children’s Specialized Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. And she loves the thrill of Manhattan and the lights of Broadway!
Kaitlin came rehearsed and ready to talk, and talk she did! Our friends at Rite Aid got to say hello and recap their spring fundraising campaign and partnership with "Epic." And then came the stars: Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari, Chris O'Dowd, Judah Friedlander and Patricia Clarkson all got to talk about their involvement in the movie, and to learn why Kaitlin was spreading the word about the need of local children's hospitals.
Colin Farrell, who voices Ronin in the movie, didn't pause a second when Kaitlin asked him to wear the Miracle Balloon pin to Celebrate May is for Miracles! And Amanda Seyfried, who voices MK, donned a dress-matching Creating Miracles Bracelet from White House Black Market that matched Kaitlin's!
After an hour of "elbow-rubbing," we all headed inside to watch "Epic" in 3D! Since then, we were thrilled to see Kaitlin's interview skills broadcast on FOX stations across the U.S. Check out this one from Kaitlin's hometown station in New Jersey! And remember to catch "Epic" starting this Friday, May 24 at Carmike Cinemas or your favorite theater.