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When I Walk
Presented by Kamryn Bentley
The Event Program
- Movie presentation of When I Walk
In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn’t get back up. His legs had stopped working; his disease could no longer be ignored. Just a few months earlier doctors had told him that he had multiple sclerosis, which could lead to loss of vision and muscle control, as well as a myriad of other complications. Jason tried exercise to help cope, but the problem only worsened. After his dispiriting fall on the beach, he turned to his Mom, who reminded him that, despite his disease, he was still a fortunate kid who had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body, and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery, and love. An emotional documentary filled with unexpected moments of humor and joy, WHEN I WALK is a life-affirming film driven by a young man’s determination to survive—and to make sense of a devastating disease through the art of cinema.
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A night you won't soon forget. Join us for an up close and personal look at one man's battle with the debilitating disease known as Multiple Sclerosis. Watch his struggles, hope and his determination to win. Jason DaSilva's When I Walk received rave reviews at Sundance. Contribution proceeds will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Utah. Help us find a cure!