Online Donors Sought for The Parkland Doctors Film on True Events in JFK's Emergency Room
An Irvine company is helping to spread the word about a crowdfunding campaign for an "explosive" new documentary on what really happened inside the Parkland Hospital Trauma Room One as doctors tried to save President John F. Kennedy.
Conservaco, which helps clients with online crowd sourcing and social media campaigns, claims The Parkland Doctors will feature interviews with seven of the surviving doctors who were inside the Dallas hospital emergency room with JFK on Nov. 22, 1963.
"The doctors, for the first time together, provide details of their resuscitation efforts to save the president," reads the pitch. "They recount the ensuing moments when, against Texas law, the president's body was forcibly removed from the hospital, and they describe the irony of less than 48 hours later trying to save the life of the accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. They discuss their fears and reluctance to talk about their involvement in what was one of the darkest days in America's history."
"Everyone in the country has a right to know whatever I happen to be able to tell them because this isn't something personal--it's information that belongs to the entire country," says Dr. Robert McClelland, one of the Parkland doctors, in the crowdfunding pitch.
"When I saw the autopsy pictures, I was very upset that the report and the pictures of the president did not accurately reflect what had transpired and what I had seen myself in Trauma Room One," adds Dr. Joe D. Goldstrich. "Will people feel they have a better understanding of what actually happened in Trauma Room One? Absolutely they will. That's why this documentary is so important."
The other featured physicians are Dr. Donald Seldin, Dr. Ronald Jones, Dr. Kenneth Salyer, Dr. Peter Loeb and Dr. Lawrence Klein.
Those who would like to contribute to making The Parkland Doctors a reality are pointed here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-parkland-doctors-john-f-kennedy/x/11472669#/story.
"We are on Indiegogo because we believe that the citizens of the Internet have the power to ignite a public debate on this subject," explains producer Bill Garnet. "While we need your financial support, we also need you to become activists and advocates for the truth."
Garnet vows that every dollar raised by the Indiegogo campaign is going directly toward completing the independent film.
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