ReelAbilities Presents: STUMPED


After Boston University Professor Will Lautzenheiser is diagnosed with a life-threatening bacterial infection, doctors are forced to amputate his arms and legs to save his life. Over time, Will learns to cope through stand-up comedy, but, when he hears of an experimental transplant surgery, he is determined to take part. This documentary chronicles four years of Will’s life as an amputee as he becomes the third patient to undergo a double-arm transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Discussion to follow with lm subject Will Lautzenheiser; Marie José Benjamin, ORT/L, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Marissa Osborne, MS, OTR/L, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. Director Robin Berghaus USA, 72 min, Documentary,
In English with Open Captions Free admission, Registration required

Tue March 27, 2018 06:30 pm To Tue - March 27, 2018
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