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MOMENT by MOMENT
The Healing Journey of Molly Hale

 

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Link to Molly and Jeramy's website: AbilityProduction.org

Dorothy's Making of

Molly and I were both parents at the same elementary school. She and her husband, Jeramy, were a very athletic couple. They hiked, they skied, and they both had black belts in the martial art AIKIDO. It was devastating when we heard that Molly was almost killed in a rollover automobile accident. Molly's positive attitude from the first day in the hospital inspired her entire community. She was told she'd never move again, voluntarily, from the shoulders down. She decided that that was not true, and she proved it not to be. At first, this film was going to focus on Molly's holistic healing journey. But, while I was interviewing Molly, Jeramy would sometimes add a comment that captured my attention. I then interviewed him also which added greatly to the story. When I listened to what he was saying, I realized that, like so many caregivers, he had remained in the shadows. The film follows the ways they and their community collaborate in an inspiring story of hard work, hope and affection.

Goals of this Film

• To raise awareness about the challenges of spinal cord injury
• To inspire people with physical disabilities about meeting their challenges
• To educate students who are training in a range of therapies: physical therapy, chiropractic work, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, and more.

Resources

A wide range of additional information, including excellent resources for therapies can be found on Molly and Jeramy's website: www.abilityproduction.org.

Website resources page:
http://www.abilityproduction.org/resources/

Synopsis

MOMENT by MOMENT is the story of a determined woman.s physical and psychological recovery from a severe spinal cord injury following a dramatic automobile accident. Medical professionals told Molly Hale that there was little hope of recovery of movement. Defying that prediction, she worked with her husband and their community toward a remarkable rehabilitation. Molly's is a story which brings together disabilities with health and healing, attitude and choice, sex, intimacy and relationships. It is a story about how love and care continue to be essential to her ongoing recovery.

Credits

Director: Dorothy Fadiman
Co-Producers: Dorothy Fadiman,
Anilise T. Hyllmon
Associate Producer: Katherine E Peterson
Editor: Matt Luotto
Videographers: Michael Carrier,
Steve Michelson, Cotton Coulson
Music: Peter Girard
Still Images: Sisse Brimberg

Transcription

Full script for MOMENT BY MOMENT - pdf or Word doc

Past Events

MEETING CHALLENGES
Mitchell Community Center
Palo Alto, CA
BREATHE EASY, plus The ANNIE GILL STORY, SHATTERING the MYTH of AGING, and MOMENT by MOMENT.

FREE Film Screening Event
Perspectives in Aging

Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill), PA

Reviews from viewers

“Feelings I experienced while watching the film: awe, respect, hope, sadness, joy, elevation, and so much respect for the two of you.... I thank you both for walking the path with authenticity and light.”
Susan

“What an amazing, incredible, and rare individual Molly is.This documentary is not only a powerful journey of healing, but a truly beautiful love story of two people whose genuine love has continued to grow even in the darkest moments.”
Anna

“A true inspiration for every human. I have tried to live my life by enjoying every minute of it and I still do that today, tomorrow and every day. And those moments, like watching your movie, affirm to me that I have to be thankful for every second, for every sunrise, for every breath I take.”
Kristina, writing from Estonia