This documentary was shared during yesterday’s faculty meeting. I was struck by the courage and determination of Darius and by the care and friendship demonstrated by his eleven friends (Young men studying to become special education teachers). Together they are all making a real difference!
Darius Weems was born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Darius had never left his hometown of Athens, Georgia, because of the disease. “Thus, in the summer of 2005, with the help of eleven young friends, 15-year-old Darius set off on a road trip across the United States…in an RV and tested wheelchair-accessibility in America” (Source). Along the way Darius was able to see and experience many new things: swimming in the ocean, seeing the Grand Canyon, crossing the county line, visiting a roadside rest stop, and riding in a hot air balloon, just to name a few. The entire inspirational trip is shared in this award winning documentary.
Learn more about Darius’ ongoing cause and purchase your copy of the film, Darius Goes West, here.