One step at a time
few years ago Matthew Snodgrass 95 was honored at the
Birmingham Documentary Contest with the Outstanding Directing Award.
According to Matt, however, the real reward came from getting to
know the subject of his 20-minute film, a five-year-old cancer patient
named Misty DeVault.
He learned about Misty through an article in the Gloucester County
Times. Before meeting Misty, Matt knew very little of the disease.
The only other cancer patients he had known were a distant relative
and a friend of a friend.
Matt contacted Misty and her family about recording their battIe
with the disease. The result was a remarkable documentary, One Step
at a Time. It enlightened me, said Matt explaining his
experiences while making the film. Now I cant see a
cancer patient and not understand what they are going through.
Matts relationship with Misty and her family didnt
end with the final credits of One Step at a Time or with graduation.
Matt and his fiancée Mary Bouchard 95 asked
Misty to he a flower girl at their wedding last June.