Remember when you were a kid and you were so excited to hear a story from a parent or grandparent? You used to have to wait until bedtime to hear or read a story, but with today’s technology, story time can be any time. I believe the most powerful way of story telling is through film and video.

At HeartFire Media, LLC. we are blessed to tell hundreds of stories every year. Some for marketing, some for advertising, some for film projects, some for fun. In every way, we can convey messages in the most creative way through our video production service.


With all that being said, every once in a while I come across an incredible story that is worth repeating over and over. For instance, last week we were called out to Morgan’s Wonderland to film interviews with families whose lives have been greatly impacted by the park. There were two amazing brave families who took time out to help us with this project. The first family was the Belden’s and their son Walker. Walker, was born on April 28, 2010 with a heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot. On September 13, 2010, Walker went into surgery to repair his heart. The next day he went in to cardiac arrest and was placed on life support. Walker had suffered an anoxic brain injury because of his cardiac arrest. Due to his brain injury, Walker faces many challenges on a daily basis. Walker’s mother Emily explained to me that although life is tough sometimes, they are incredibly blessed to have their son still here with them and they continue to move forward as a happy family. And what’s not to be happy about when you get to enjoy Morgan’s Wonderland? The family loves Morgan’s Wonderland so much, they created their own foundation that directly supports the park! How cool is that? Here is the link to the Walker Belden Foundation to learn more : They are also hosting a Golf Tournament on Oct. 4th, so check it out!

Then came the Sanders family. They particularly had a special place in my heart that day because they were there to speak about their late son Alan. He passed away on January 17th, 2013 of sarcoma cancer and was only 5 years old. Again, amazingly strong and brave family. They were so kind and open about their crazy journey the past 5 years and were enthusiastic about sharing Alan’s story.  Morgan’s Wonderland also made such a difference for them while going through such a heartbreaking time. Alan spent some of his last days at the park, exactly where he loved to be. Alan’s mother has a blog that she created to help document the his life and condition: The family also has a research fund to help doctors learn more about curing sarcoma through Alan’s Hero Fund.

As a mother, I could never imagine going through any one of these ordeals, however it is my absolute honor to be able to share the incredible stories that both of these families have. I feel so lucky to produce projects just like this, wish I could do this for charity all day long… hmmm maybe one day I will?

God uses people to help others. God gives you certain talents to use for the greater good. I get to tell stories for a living and will always do my best to give every client the upmost creativity and quality they are looking for here at HeartFire Media, LLC.

Hug your little ones closer today.

-Samantha Najera

Romans: 8:28 “ And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

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