American Veteran

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Film Info
Director(s):Julie Cohen
Country:United States
Language:In English with Open Captions
Running Time:70 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Supported By:General Electric
Affinity Networks GE People with Disabilities Network
Affinity Networks GE Veterans Network
Home Base Veteran and Family Care

Description

At age 21, Sgt. Nick Mendes was blown up by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan, paralyzing him from the neck down. This unflinching and surprisingly funny documentary follows him for five years as he re-adjusts to life. At the start of the story he is in a V.A. hospital unable to speak, eat, or even breathe on his own. By the end of the film he is studying for a real estate license, using mouth-operated technology to play video games, and fishing. Nick reunites with the soldier who saved his life in Afghanistan and most amazing of all, is he falls in love with and marries his medical caregiver.

 

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