In episode #67, I finally get to talk with the dynamic Mimi Emery (her blog), a T8 paraplegic, model for Quickie Wheelchairs, accomplished athlete, and newly minted tattoo shop co-owner.
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Stephanie Cadieux, 36, was paralyzed in a car accident at age 18. More…
Well, this is about the most depressing news story I’ve read in a long while. We’ve lost another paraplegic to falling + cold weather, people. This is not good.
RIP Michael Lee Johnson
PS. I did not know him personally. He lived in the country.
This movie follows a jaded DJ paraplegic who mysteriously wakes up with the gift to heal others, but discovers he still can’t heal himself. “Sympathy for Delicious” also stars Orlando Bloom and Juliette Lewis, and was written by Christopher Thornton, the film’s star.
It has a cool back story too. Thornton and Ruffalo are old acting school buddies from before Thornton’s injury (a rock climbing accident) in 1992. This script was a longtime coming too (an idea Thornton had while wheeling to the liquor store).
The completed film is premiering at Sundance this week. If anyone out there has seen it yet, let us know what you thought (good or bad). Does it deserve to be picked up?
You can read more of my thoughts on the movie here.