When I Walk
Directed by Jason DaSilva
In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn’t get back up. His legs had stopped working; his disease could no longer be ignored. Just a few months earlier doctors had told him that he had multiple sclerosis, which could lead to loss of vision and muscle control, as well as a myriad of other complications. Jason tried exercise to help cope, but the problem only worsened. After his dispiriting fall on the beach, he turned to his Mom, who reminded him that, despite his disease, he was still a fortunate kid who had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body, and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery, and love.
The film follows Jason DaSilva during the seven years following his diagnosis of primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Cast: Jason DaSilva, Alice Cook
This movie might seem to move slow for some. But, for those of us with a different form of MS, it nailed it.
Your beauty and strength come through loud and clear. Thank you. highest regards Flynn Donovan
Thank you both so much for sharing your story. We take so much for granted. Your love for life and each other is beautiful!