If you’ve ever been inspired to tell your story about living with Parkinson’s, now's the time.
Robert Cochrane, an award-winning filmmaker whose father, Dan, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 16 years ago, would love to talk to you.
Dan and Robert road-tripped to all 30 Major League Baseball parks in 2004. Robert documented that journey in the award-winning documentary, Boys of Summer, which you can see here for free. The sequel, Second Base, is currently screening in select markets across the United States.
“These films are a case study, first, of a very brave man's fight against Parkinson's Disease,“ Robert said. “Secondly, they’re a testament to the power of family, faith and love against the backdrop of what was once known as America's pastime. Finally, they’re time capsules, in which we'll stuff new memories and adventures in documentary form every few years to mark our progress.”
The unexpected gift of these films are the thousands of people living with and affected by Parkinson’s they have met along the way. They have inspired, taught and encouraged Dan and Robert to keep going, no matter what.
While the films are great, Robert knew there were far more stories related to Parkinson’s that didn’t fit in the films. He’s now documenting these conversations in a series called Faces of Parkinson’s. He’d love for you to be one of those faces.
“Isolation, for those with Parkinson’s as well as those who care for them, is a serious problem,” Robert said. “By sharing our stories we become closer, together.”
Watch the video to determine if this is something you'd like to be a part of and find out how to contact Robert.
We hope you’ll be as inspired by these stories as we've been, and that you’ll reach out to Robert if it’s a fit for you.