tonight i went to go see screening of the film "Darius Goes West: The Roll of His Life" and i don't really have words to explain what i felt. it made a big impact on me though. it's a documentary about the story of Darius Weems who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and wants to get MTV to pimp out his wheelchair on "Pimp My Ride" and travel around the U.S. he and his 11 friends take a road trip from his hometown Athens, Georgia to go west to California. this film makes you laugh and cry and really see disabilities in a new light. his story is not the only inspiring part of the story, it's him and his attitude. i can't even begin to describe how amazing of a person he is. you'll just have to see it for yourself. through dariusgoeswest.org, you can see the entire film for free. i encourage you not only to see it because it is an amazing film, but also to learn about DMD and the efforts that are being done to find a cure.
so here you go:
oh and darius and some of his crew came to the screening at my school and darius is currently 19 going on 20 this month. hope all is going well,