“If you have to evacuate while I’m at work,
just take Thunder the Great.”
Those were Mamma’s instructions the day
before flames roared into Fort McMurray. On May 3, 2016, Mamma and Thunder the
Great—a gerbil belonging to her son Jackson—were forced to flee their home. In
a frightening rescue attempt, Mamma faces wildfire, traffic gridlock, an empty
gas tank, and other challenges… all to get Thunder and herself to safety for
the sake of her son.
SAVING THUNDER THE GREAT is the true story
of a hungry gerbil’s rescue, a mother’s love for her child, and the community
who helps her.