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    The premiere of documentary Cody: The First Step


    AIRDATE: SATURDAY, July 11, 2009, 10PM on KNME TV

    Cody: The First Step had its New Mexico premiere yesterday at the Kimo Theater in Albuquerque. The documentary succeeds on so many levels, your VET PAO doesn't know where to begin. It's an incredibly honest work that hones in on Cody's remarkable life, on living with paralysis, professional advocacy, notions of "disability" and family, love and redemption.

    Filmmaker Chris Schueler has captured the force of nature known as Cody Unser. Together with mom Shelly, family, friends, pioneering medical doctors/scientists and other loving supporters, they put it all on the table with candor and dignity. The documentary has high level medical/bio-political/social and deeply personal content, yet it feels like a news magazine piece with interesting camera perspectivies, music, cutaway shots and historical footage. Keywords: hopeful, inspirational. Cody: The First Step normalizes paralysis in a way that is sure to break down barriers and promote understanding.

    Cody is not the first superhero in a wheelchair. Al Kovach Jr., former Navy SEAL and National Vice President of Paralyzed Veterans of America opened my eyes to a rarified wheelie world where leadership, courage, determination, compassion, extraordinary competence and athleticism combine in larger than life paralyzed veterans advocates. Cody is not a veteran, but her emergence as a national veterans advocate is an indication of her accumulating contributions as she continues on her unique and stellar journey.

    The NM Zia Chapter of PVA knows Cody (photo: Cody, Zia's Jim Hay and wife Jeri). Cody is an evangelist for the transformative power of scuba diving. The Cody Unser First Step Foundation created Operation Deep Down for Veterans.

    The bottom line is you and your family MUST see this film and support the Cody Unser First Step Foundation.

    Cody: The First Step
    Saturday, 7/11/2009, 10 pm on KNME
    program / series description:
    The story of Cody Unser, the daughter of Indy racing great Al Unser Jr., who, at age 12 in 1999, developed transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder, resulting in paralysis. The documentary details her day-to-day life, which includes attending college and encouraging stem-cell research through public appearances. Glenn Close narrates.

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    Is there anywhere to watch this online?

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    Not for free. Purchases or rentals are available to benefit the Foundation:

    http://cinemaguild.com/catalog/index...ct_Code%3D2360

    (KLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Not for free. Purchases or rentals are available to benefit the Foundation:

    http://cinemaguild.com/catalog/index...ct_Code%3D2360

    (KLD)

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    AIRDATE: SATURDAY, July 11, 2009, 10PM on KNME TV

    Cody: The First Step had its New Mexico premiere yesterday at the Kimo Theater in Albuquerque. The documentary succeeds on so many levels, your VET PAO doesn't know where to begin. It's an incredibly honest work that hones in on Cody's remarkable life, on living with paralysis, professional advocacy, notions of "disability" and family, love and redemption.

    Filmmaker Chris Schueler has captured the force of nature known as Cody Unser. Together with mom Shelly, family, friends, pioneering medical doctors/scientists and other loving supporters, they put it all on the table with candor and dignity. The documentary has high level medical/bio-political/social and deeply personal content, yet it feels like a news magazine piece with interesting camera perspectivies, music, cutaway shots and historical footage. Keywords: hopeful, inspirational. Cody: The First Step normalizes paralysis in a way that is sure to break down barriers and promote understanding.

    Cody is not the first superhero in a wheelchair. Al Kovach Jr., former Navy SEAL and National Vice President of Paralyzed Veterans of America opened my eyes to a rarified wheelie world where leadership, courage, determination, compassion, extraordinary competence and athleticism combine in larger than life paralyzed veterans advocates. Cody is not a veteran, but her emergence as a national veterans advocate is an indication of her accumulating contributions as she continues on her unique and stellar journey.

    The NM Zia Chapter of PVA knows Cody (photo: Cody, Zia's Jim Hay and wife Jeri). Cody is an evangelist for the transformative power of scuba diving. The Cody Unser First Step Foundation created Operation Deep Down for Veterans.

    The bottom line is you and your family MUST see this film and support the Cody Unser First Step Foundation.

    Cody: The First Step
    Saturday, 7/11/2009, 10 pm on KNME
    program / series description:
    The story of Cody Unser, the daughter of Indy racing great Al Unser Jr., who, at age 12 in 1999, developed transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder, resulting in paralysis. The documentary details her day-to-day life, which includes attending college and encouraging stem-cell research through public appearances. Glenn Close narrates.
    didn't this come out a year or so ago?
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