FDL Movie Night: When I Walk

By: Monday October 21, 2013 4:59 pm

Tonight’s documentary When I Walk is a personal, intimate, and ultimately hopeful exploration of filmmaker and artist Jason DaSilva’s life with multiple sclerosis. Diagnosed in 2005 Jason, an award-winning filmmaker, turned the camera on himself in this unflinching and honest film.
Making a documentary about himself meant letting go of the camera–his mother, brother and friends did much of the shooting—as well as having to face after each day of shooting, his gradual physical deterioration captured on camera. While asleep he would dream of running, and then when awake struggle to walk and and edit.

 

Dear Mitt Romney, Not Everyone With Multiple Sclerosis Can Afford $100,000 Ballet Horses

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 1:41 pm

Ann Romney, the wife of the Republican President candidate Mitt Romney, has suffered from multiple sclerosis for years. She claims taking part in dressage, aka horse ballet, has greatly helped relieve the debilitating symptoms of her disease. However, few Americans with MS can afford that option, yet Mitt Romney strong opposes making medical marijuana available, even though studies suggest it helps alleviate the pain from MS.

Study: Marijuana Helps With Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

By: Tuesday May 15, 2012 1:39 pm

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that medical marijuana helps relieve some of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. The study found that marijuana helped reduce muscle pain and spasticity. The findings add to the growing case that the federal government should reclassify marijuana as having legally permissible uses.

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