When I Walk | ★★★★★★★★★★

Last year Ann and I watched this amazing story of a young man fighting against all odds to share his journey from good health to disability. A few weeks ago this brave young man received an Emmy for his work. Here is a bit of his story.
I love New York. When I was younger, the city was my playground. You could find me on any given weekend catching brunch with a friend at a café, going to an East Village restaurant for dinner, and then hopping the subway, headed to a nightclub in Chelsea. But at age 25, nine years ago, I was told I had multiple sclerosis, and I saw my freedoms slowly vanish. All of a sudden, I found myself using a walker—now, a motorized chair—and planning daily activities with precise schedules and strategies for getting from one place to another, trying to maintain some semblance of the spontaneous city life I loved to live.

I wanted to capture this transformative experience—becoming disabled—in WHEN I WALK because I hadn’t seen it done before, and people need to see how a degenerative disease impacts the lives of those living with it.
Jason DaSilva has my admiration and respect. What he did was so difficult. I recommend it to you. It is [here] at Netflix until October 15. It is an uncomfortable journey but so very inspiring. On a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★★★.

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