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Documentary About a Group of Hospice Caretakers of Young Man Dying
February 16, 2014 8:50 AM   Subscribe

So a while back I saw this video about a young man - I think he was a war veteran who was dying of a neurological disorder that slowly rendered him unable to move and then breathe.

The documentary shows a new hospice worker getting to know him and then the others in a group of 3 or 4 who were all part of his team. They were an eclectic bunch. I think this all took place in California, iirc - the man's mother was an avid Harley Davidson biker chick.

Can someone please tell me the name of this documentary?
posted by watercarrier to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I don't know the answer, but this may help you in your Googling: the disorder may be ALS.

Googling "ALS documentary" gave me a lot of potential titles, including Everything Will Be Okay, Indestructible, One Step Ahead, and I Am Breathing. I didn't see mention of a war vet in there, but maybe one of those is it?
posted by jessicapierce at 9:56 AM on February 16 [1 favorite]


Found it! It's called Visiting Shane - and you can watch it too if you're so inclined. Thanks guys. Sometimes all it takes is some recollecting and the answer comes - http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/8358/Visiting-Shane
posted by watercarrier at 10:43 AM on February 16


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