Darius Goes West

A few years ago I was watching MTV and saw a group of kids promoting their movie.  After watching just the trailer, I was in tears and ordered a copy of the DVD before the segment was even finished.  The documentary was brilliant, touching, heart breaking and heart warming.  You will laugh and you will cry. Darius’ story is so inspiring and has stuck with me years later.  

Both Darius and his brother were diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  His brother passed away at the age of 19.  Darius is celebrating his 21st Birthday this year and will be celebrating in VEGAS BABY!! 

The documentary:

In this multi-award-winning documentary, fifteen-year-old Darius Weems and eleven of his best friends set off across America with the ultimate goal of getting his wheelchair customized on MTV’s Pimp My Ride. The result is a rarely seen testament to the explosive idealism of today’s youth, as well as a vivid portrayal of adventure, of brotherhood, and of the character and strength it takes to shed light on an uncertain future.

Not only does Darius Weems bravely face his own inevitable fate with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), but through his unflinching humor and his extraordinary laugh, he sparks a revolution in the lives of everyone who crosses–and then shares–his courageous path.

Part revolution, part revelation, this film proves to people of all ages how life, even when imperfect, is always worth the ride.

Take a look at the trailer and click here for more information about buying the DVD and supporting Darius.

 

 

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2 Responses to Darius Goes West

  1. beck says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this link. I’m literally in tears.

  2. Christina Gallego says:

    Loved it!! Thanks for sharing !!

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