Ordinary Angels: History vs. Hollywood Episode

In this episode, we compare the Ordinary Angels movie starring Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) and Alan Ritchson (Reacher) to the real story of hairdresser Sharon Stevens, who rallied a community to help a little girl in need of a liver transplant. Ed Schmitt's daughter Michelle Schmitt was born with biliary atresia, a rare disease that affects the liver. The real-life story behind Ordinary Angels reveals that Michelle Schmitt's older sister, Ashley Schmitt, was born with the same condition and had undergone a liver transplant several years prior.

How true is Ordinary Angels? In this video, we answer questions regarding the movie's historical accuracy: Was Sharon Stevens an alcoholic? Did Sharon Stevens get Ed Schmitt's late wife's hospital debt erased? Is Sharon's friend Rose based on a real person? Did Ed try to drive his daughter Michelle to the airport in the record-breaking snowstorm? Find out how these questions and others size up to the Ordinary Angels true story. Related Article: Ordinary Angels: History vs. Hollywood

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