When NorCal SCI co-founders, Nick and Franklin, first met Aaron Baker at the San Jose Abilities Expo in Nov. of 2016, they had no idea they were hanging out with a future actor. Aaron was very soft-spoken and a genuine nice guy and he left a great impression on them. Fast forward to Thurs., March 29th and Aaron makes his Silicon Valley debut with his documentary film, Coming To My Senses, to be shown as part of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's SCI Connections meeting. Aaron will also be joining in via Skype following the show for a Q&A session.
In 1999, Aaron suffered a spinal cord injury in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite doctors' grim prognosis, over the next 16 years, Aaron decided not to listen to those who said 'he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again' and instead endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. This 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. Now, in Coming To My Senses, we watch as Aaron takes one final journey which symbolizes his recovery: to cross a 20-mile tract of Death Valley unsupported on foot. But will he make it?
For this free event, NorCal SCI is providing a great menu of eats and refreshments for everyone to enjoy. There will also be a drawing for a door prize of a Google Home Mini, courtesy of NorCal SCI.
Though the event will start at 6:30 p.m., the film will start promptly at 6:45 p.m. and end by 8 p.m. at which time, Aaron will join the group for a live online chat session. Please RSVP as soon as possible by contacting Robert Medel at firstname.lastname@example.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.