STUMPED

Showings

Film Info
Director(s):Robin Berghaus
Country:United States
Year:2017
Language:English
Running Time:72 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
In Person/Special Program:Film Subject Will Lautzenheiser
Marie Jose Benjamin
Marissa Osborne
Website:http://stumpedthemovie.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/stumpedthemovie/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/stumpedthemovie?lang=en

Description

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. The 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 film subject Will Lautzenheiser; Marie Jose Benjamin, ORT/L, Brigham and Women's Hospital; and Marissa Osbourne, MS, OTR/L, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.

 

In English with Open Captions.

 

Free admission.

 

Co-presented with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

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