When professional mountain biker Paul Basagoitia suffers a devastating spinal cord injury (SCI), his life is changed in an instant. Discovering that he's become paralyzed, Paul begins a grueling battle against his own body and mind, in the hope of one day being able to walk again. His excruciating recovery unfolds in real time through raw, intimate footage- much of which was filmed by Paul himself-as we see him fight through the agonies of an unpredictable journey and uncertain future. A chorus of other diverse SCI survivors weaves through the film, shining light on the struggles that Paul now faces. After years of relentless hard work, intense physical therapy, and even controversial stem cell treatments, Paul slowly begins to build a new life for himself. Any One of Us shows how lives can change forever in the blink of an eye- and the resilience, grit, and determination it takes to stay open to life's possibilities, even under the most trying of circumstances.
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Uplifting, Inspiring , Amazing !!!
In short this documentary was amazing. The struggles and suffering that these men and women endure daily from having spinal cord injuries is heart breaking , but at the same time inspiring. This documentary travels various people, from athletes to regular people on their journeys of trying everything and anything to try and get their range of motion and feeling back into their extremities. Eventually they except that their lives will be changed forever, but they do not give up. They push on to start wheelchair dancing companies or invent other things that will not only help them regain some normalcy in life but others in the same position.
There are so many different treatments to help people with spinal cord injuries but no real cure which makes this documentary particularly frustrating while watching. Basically what I have learned is that everyone's body recovers differently and that each injury has a different degree of severity . In time these amazing people get better physically and emotionally.
I was blown away at how brave these people are, and truly inspired by their incredible stories. Another great documentary from HBO Sports, and one I will not soon forget. Must see for all people !!!
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