In DEEP BLUE BREATH, a boy goes into surgery. While under the anesthesia he embarks on an animated adventure where he fights Lord Vater, the Monstrous manifestation of his disease.
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANT:
At 11 years old, Clay Beabout, who suffers from Vater's Syndrome, wanted to star in his own short film. Make A Film Foundation helped him achieve this dream. Clayton Beabout, age 11 has been selected as the second participant, to create a film through Make A Film Foundation. He was nominated by the Make A Wish Foundation, Kansas Chapter.
The initials in V.A.T.E.R. syndrome refer to five different areas in which a child may have abnormalities: Vertebrae, Anus, Trachea, Esophagus, and Renal (kidneys). There may also be cardiac and limb conditions, which changes the acronym to V.A.C.T.E.R.L. A child diagnosed with one of these syndromes will not necessarily have a problem in every area, but a constellation of birth defects involving many of the areas. There is no currently known cause, but a gene defect is believed to be involved.