Among my friends who inspire me most, Jason DaSilva gets top rank. He's a documentary film maker who's primary focus has been social justice issues. About five years ago, Jason was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Since his diagnosis, Jason has decided to turn the camera on himself for the first time. He's currently working on a film about his own struggles as a filmmaker and young man struggling with MS entitled When I Walk. His film received major funding from ITVS and will be broadcast on PBS later this year.
Jason's passion and fierce determination is of endless inspiration to me. It gives us all much needed perspective.
Thank you, Jason. You are my hero.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society also featured Jason on their billboard in Time Square this MS Awareness Week (last week)! I did not know that here are 400,000 people in the U.S. alone who are struggling with MS. Please spread the word about Jason's film and help increase awareness about MS. For more info please go to WhenIWalk.com.
Jason is in India as we speak, seeking alternative and holistic treatments. He is documenting his travels and below is his first journal entry. This will become part of his finished film. More to come.