Local documentary on hope, surviving illness premieres Wednesday


Nov. 30, 2010 at 5:30 a.m.

Learn what it means to live with hope in the face of immense setbacks through a locally created documentary Wednesday evening.

Filmmaker Drew Stewart, a former Advocate intern, believes the piece, based on three Victorians' journey with a rare motor neuron disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, will inspire people to realize their own strengths.

"I think this film is very relevant to what many Americans are experiencing today," Stewart said. "Many of us are going through tough times, but it's our love for each other and our faith that brings us hope."

The film premiere is the first of its kind for the Advocate. The film shows at 6 p.m. at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 5:30. Limited seating is available. Tickets are $5, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the ALS Therapy Development Institute.



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