On this date, a 25 minute documentary called “R.S.” will be shown at the Art Theater in Champaign, Illinois. It is a film about Ray Spooner, a midwife who was diagnosed with ALS. Upon his diagnosis, he decided to go on a 3,000 mile bike ride across the United States. The film chronicles his journey and his hardships.
The screening will also function as an advocacy event, raising awareness for MDA and ALS. The filmmaker, Ray’s wife, and MDA representatives will all speak at the event and open it up to a question and answer session.