Tuesday, April 07, 2009

University of Kentucky: Screening of Darius Goes West and Discussion with Darius Weems (April 20th)

You are invited to meet Darius Weems, a 19 year old from Athens, Georgia who has been diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. When he was fifteen Darius and his friends left Athens for the first time ever, with the hopes of Darius receiving a new wheelchair through the popular MTV show, "Pimp My Ride". His ventures lead him to new experiences often taken for granted by you and me. This journey was made into an award winning documentary: Darius Goes West. This your chance to not only watch this amazing movie, but also hear from Darius, himself.

Along with a few friends, the subject of the film, Darius Weems, will be at the screening to talk to viewers about his adventures and about his disease, in general.

Don't miss this once in a life time opportunity to watch a great film and help to raise awareness for Duchenne!

WHERE: Student Center's Worsham Theater
WHEN: April 20th at 7 PM

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