RSVP TODAY: "Coming To My Senses" screening coming to San Jose on March 29

The Silicon Valley premiere of the documentary "Coming To My Senses" with Aaron Baker will take place as part of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center SCI Rehab Center's SCI Connections meeting on Thursday, March 29th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to RSVP today as space is limited for this event.

NorCal SCI is providing a grant to help bring this film to this meeting as well as provide a great dinner & refreshments for everyone to enjoy.  

   Aaron on a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Aaron on a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge.

This film is not just about a guy with spinal cord injury who somehow manages to walk again. Aaron Baker's journey through the unknown took him from the depths of depression to the joys of cross country road tripping via tandem bicycle with his mother and friends, and finally, culminated in his opening a socially conscious low-cost gym focused on increasing mobility for the disabled.  Though "Coming to my Senses" chronicles the recovery of an individual living with a high-level spinal injury, the film is much broader in scope and application that individuals of all stripes can take away a message of perseverance in the face of disheartening odds.  See the trailer HERE.

   Aaron during a scene in the film when he's resting in the midst of his 20-mile walk across Death Valley

Aaron during a scene in the film when he's resting in the midst of his 20-mile walk across Death Valley

In a recent phone call with NorCal SCI co-founders, Aaron said "This is a human experience, a human suffering.  My family was tragically affected by this."  He further added that he comes across individuals who say they can’t do that or are not gonna do that and "I say it’s not about what I’ve done but it’s about what I’m doing and the point is to take control of the injury and improve the quality of your life."  If you adopt an active healthy lifestyle, put targeted goals on your horizon to shoot and look toward, you become a very proactively responsible participant in your life, he concluded.

Additionally, Aaron will join us live via Skype immediately after the film for a Q&A session.  Aaron is truly a humble and nice guy and you will enjoy the message he tries to deliver through this film.

We're also going to have some nice food & refreshments for everyone to enjoy as well as a drawing for a Google Home Mini.  But truly, more important than anything else, it would be great to see you there so we can socialize and spend some time among our peers.

Please RSVP TODAY as space is limited by contacting Robert Medel at vmcpeersupport@scvmcrehab.org or by phone at (408) 885-2397. The showing will be held in the Basement Conference Room of the Valley Specialty Center at 751 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose.  Please forward this e-mail to your friends.  Everyone, including family members, caregivers, community members and healthcare professionals are welcome to attend.