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Go Far

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Go Far

GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story chronicles the inspirational life of Christopher Rush, a paraplegic, and national MDA poster child, who lived with muscular dystrophy from birth to death at the age 30, well beyond his predicted two years of life. Chris achieved extraordinary goals despite impossible odds and left behind a philosophy of life for all of us to follow. GO FAR is a motivational film that will teach and inspire not only persons with disabilities, but everyone, to follow their dreams and achieve them, no matter the obstacles. Featuring Tony Orlando, Jerry Lewis, and other celebrities associated with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Christopher Rush was born with muscular dystrophy and what he lacked physically, he made up for it intellectually.  In fact, he was able to converse with doctors when he was only nine months old.  His physicians told his parents that he would be  "no more than a dishrag, and dead by the age of two."   Chris lived life to his fullest and as a kid he became to poster child for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  He got to meet and inspire famous people including Ronald Reagan, Tony Orlando,  and Jerry Lewis.    

Not letting his disability getting the best of him, Chris graduated with honors in high school, college, and even when receiving his law degree.  He also became the first person with muscular dystrophy to become scuba certified.  Despite his doctor's grim prognosis, Chris lived to be thirty years old.

Wanting to give back to others he developed the Go Far program.  While not easy, it is doable if anyone puts their mind to it like Chris did.

Goals - Setting them is what makes life worthwhile

Obstacles - Recognize and face them

Focus - Prioritize and plan your approach

Act -  Assert Yourself

Review - Whatever the results, learn from them

The movie Go Far is an inspiring documentary on Chris's life and accomplishments.  Since Chris was an avid Star Wars fan, I'm sure he'd be honored by Mark Hamill narrating on his behalf.   Besides not giving up, this movie challenged me to not be judgmental of people with disabilities.  Just because someone is in a wheel chair, doesn't mean that they cannot hear, read, or understand what you are saying.  While I highly recommend this film, it does have some minor language to take into consideration when watching it as a family.

 

 

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