Shortly after I went through my quest to find the right wheelchair, I came across the trailer for the movie Darius Goes West — essentially a documentary about how Darius goes on journey with many of his friends. The goal is to get MTV to pimp his wheelchair. But the story really isn’t about the wheelchair — it’s about, well, the journey itself.
One of the things I loved about the film was how it spoke the truth yet also showed how much you can do despite having muscular dystrophy if you have the right tools (and friends) in place.
Even better, however, is that it’s not just about the film — Darius has inspired many other people and there’s even a foundation set up to raise money for DMD research. The foundation has raised more than $1.5 million for research.