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2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist Mallory Weggemann will star in The Current alongside Bethany Hamilton, Taylor Knox, Anthony Robles, Jesse Murphree, Rick Finkelstein, and athlete ambassador Missy Franklin, in an effort to help raise awareness for Make A Hero.
Glendora, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
The Current is a film narrated by Jean-Michel Cousteau that tells the story of seven individuals who have faced incredible obstacles, yet found the drive and inspiration to overcome their disabilities and become real everyday heroes. Through sports and recreation, each individual has ultimately discovered or rediscovered freedom of movement. As the second feature film produced by Make A Hero, The Current will assist in their effort to build awareness and support local organizations that provide access to sports for people with disabilities.
“I'm so honored to be involved in The Current and to be in the company of such inspiring athletes. Make A Hero's mission aligns with my passion to raise awareness for athletes with disabilities and I couldn't be more excited to help make this film a success,” said Mallory after being asked about her role in the film.
“Asking Mallory Weggemann to join the cast was an easy decision. After hearing her story and meeting her, we knew instantly that we wanted her involved,” Kurt Miller, Founder of Make A Hero and Co-Director of The Current explained when asked about Mallory’s involvement. “Her ability to speak and excel in sports was admirable but what inspired us most was her ability to look forward after her accident and be so forgiving. Mallory’s story is powerful and one that we are anxious to share with the audiences of The Current.”
In March, as part of the filming, Mallory will take to the Bimini Big Game Club in the Bahamas with Anthony Robles and Missy Franklin. Together, they will pursue their dreams of scuba diving and swimming with wild Dolphins. To see how you can be a part of this amazing film visit: http://www.kickstarter.com. The Current is currently scheduled to premier in Summer 2013
About Make A Hero
Make A Hero’s mission is to grow awareness, educate and generate financial support for individuals with disabilities. They inspire people with disabilities to “get fully engaged in the game of life”, build their confidence and help them regain their mobility and freedom through participation in sports and recreation. For more information visit http://www.makeahero.org.
About Mallory Weggemann
2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist Mallory Weggemann had her life changed on January 21, 2008. A routine epidural to help treat back pain left the college freshman paralyzed from the waist down. However, having been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven, she found one thing unchanged - her love for swimming. On April 8, 2008, Mallory returned to the pool, and has been breaking national and world records ever since. However, just days before the 2012 Paralympics, a controversial decision to move Mallory up a class left her competing against swimmers with full use of their legs. Nonetheless, she defied the odds and won Gold in the 50m freestyle which became one of the signature races during the Games. For more information visit http://www.malloryweggemannusa.com.
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