Darius Weems, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, travels across the country with eleven friends on a mission to get his wheelchair customized by MTV's "Pimp My Ride."

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Darius Weems ...
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Andrew Carson ...
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Daniel Epting ...
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John Hadden ...
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John Harmon ...
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Jason Hees ...
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Sam Johnson ...
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Collin Shepley ...
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Ben Smalley ...
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Logan Smalley ...
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Kevin Wier ...
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Dylan Wilson ...
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Tracy Seckler ...
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Benjamin Seckler ...
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Maria McDonnell ...
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Darius Weems, a 15-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, had never left his hometown of Athens, Georgia. In the summer of 2005, he and a group of young college students traveled across the country in a wheelchair-accessible RV to test accessibility in the United States. Their ultimate goal was to reach Los Angeles and convince MTV's hit show, "Pimp My Ride," to customize Darius's wheelchair. Along the way, they found joy, brotherhood, and the knowledge that life, even when imperfect, is always worth the ride. Written by Anonymous

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Darius and his group still go around the country speaking to large groups, and schools, still trying to raise awareness of DMD. See more »

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Darius Highlights the Power of Youth
9 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Darius Goes West" is the touching story of a brave teen coping with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy and his personal quest to see the Pacific Ocean. He receives help and encouragement from a group of young men who love and care for him while going on this quest.

The story has a natural drama and honest portrayal of the commitment of young people to help one of their own stricken with this incurable disease.

Anyone who thinks young people are self-centered and narcissistic will find this movie to turn that stereotype on its head. It is the power of the young people and their engagement with Darius' plight that is very compelling in this documentary.


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