Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Friend Andrew Needs Your Help, An Inspirational Story

I have a friend Andrew who is doing a truly important project.  Andrew is making a documentary and creating an awareness campaign for Parkinson's disease.  I have seen all of Andrew's work as he has progressed as a filmmaker and he has always sought work that has some deeper importance and meaning.  Andrew's own father, cousin and Grandfather have Parkinson's disease.  

The documentary, Ride with Larry, is about a retired police captain, now beloved small town baker who despite having Parkinson's for 20 years wants to motivate other Parkinson's patients by cycling across his state.  As he travels, Larry will be stopping to speak to other Parkinson's patients and show the little known benefits of cycling in helping Parkinson's.  Andrew will be there to film him.

The whole documentary will inspire those suffering from any life-altering illness, to bring the power of keeping a positive mind and an active body to those who need it most, to those who have been diagnosed, their family, and friends.

A photo Andrew took of Larry in his bakery.

Recently, Andrew showed me the trailer for his film and it literally brought tears to my eyes.  It moved me to write to you and ask for your help.

Please watch the trailer and you'll see why.

The film is trying to raise money online through a website called Kickstarter.  I attached the link below this message.  If he doesn't raise the full amount by the end of their deadline they don't get anything and it will be very hard for him and his team of filmmakers to travel and tell this IMPORTANT story.

Andrew told me there are over 1.5 million people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the United States alone.  That means there are more than double that number of family and friends who are deeply affected by this cause.  Find ten people you can send this to and ask them to do the same.  If we all contribute just a little bit this holiday season, then I think he can quickly reach his goal.  

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