Nothing we’ve done at Bikeskills or Epic Way Sports prepared us for the challenges we’ve faced, and are facing, making a documentary film on surviving traumatic brain injuries. But our challenges are trivial compared to what the subjects in our film must face each and every day. And that is why, we are going the distance. Please read on to learn more about the project and how you can help others in need.
It all started with the Lake Tahoe Crossing….
About this time last year, what was to be a fun, organizational challenge for the surfers, skiers, and cyclists at Epic Way Sports turned in to something far more serious: the Lake Tahoe Crossing to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Since that time, we have been involved in the interviewing and filming of a number of traumatic brain injury survivors including US Marine Cpl Jason Poole, who was severely injured while serving in Iraq, two-time Olympic skier Jim Moran who suffered a brain injury during competition, Jay Waller, a survivor of a senseless road rage incident, the victim of a hit and run car accident that left Ruth McMaier clinging to life, and ABC News Anchor, Bob Woodruff’s, incredible story of courage and will to live.
The Statistic that 300,000 veterans have already returned home with some form of brain injury is staggering. What is more so is the explosion in cases of traumatic brain injury that are even more common, ranging from car accidents, sports, and the most common of all: household falls.
To learn more about the project, visit www.goingthedistance.info where you can find a full proposal and trailer. If you already know that you want to help, then click on the Donate Now Button below and help us help them. Importantly, your donations are tax deductible.
Going The Distance Trailer