Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Documentary and Introduction.

This is a real quick blog to say that I'll be blogging about my Documentary, I'll try to update this weekly and after any shoot days.

So let's catch you up to speed
This is Luis Sanchez, he's an amazing artist that currently lives in Los Angeles. Originally from Mexico, from the same town as Frida Kahlo. He learned to paint initially from his father and later inspired by artists like Salvador Dahli he went to school to study it.

It was in his college years Luis developed CKD - Chronic Kidney Disase.
26 million American adults have CKD and millions of others are at increased risk.

Luis Currently lives without kidneys and goes in for Dialysis treatments 4 days a week.

He is currently searching for a donor, as being the recipenant of a previous transplant he is very low on the organ donor list (estimated 7 years or so before he'd get a kidney through the list).

It is because of both his extrodianary art work and very personal story that I've choosen Luis as the subject of a feature film, and I hope I can bring awareness to the world of both his art and condition.

You can follow me here as I blog about the Doc, simply click on the label to help follow our progress and lend support (moral or otherwise). Please join us there and add us as a friend and endorse this project.

Thank you

Stay Strong,

-SamProof

2 comments:

Dave said...

Over half of the 100,000 Americans on the national transplant waiting list will die before they get a transplant. Most of these deaths are needless. Americans bury or cremate about 20,000 transplantable organs every year. Over 6,000 of our neighbors suffer and die needlessly every year as a result.

There is a simple way to put a big dent in the organ shortage -- give organs first to people who have agreed to donate their own organs when they die.

Giving organs first to organ donors will convince more people to register as organ donors. It will also make the organ allocation system fairer. People who aren't willing to share the gift of life should go to the back of the waiting list as long as there is a shortage of organs.

Anyone who wants to donate their organs to others who have agreed to donate theirs can join LifeSharers. LifeSharers is a non-profit network of organ donors who agree to offer their organs first to other organ donors when they die. Membership is free at www.lifesharers.org or by calling 1-888-ORGAN88. There is no age limit, parents can enroll their minor children, and no one is excluded due to any pre-existing medical condition.

SamProof said...

@Dave thanks for those statistics and the link/phone number.

Good job !