You may recall, last year I posted a trailer for Ride with Larry, along with a Kickstarter link to help fund the documentary project. Our very own John Alexander, who also has Parkinson’s, went to South Dakota and participated in the last day of Larry’s ride. He shared his story about that ride, here. Another local connection — Larry rides a Catrike, made here in Central Florida.
This is a sneak preview of the documentary. Go get some Kleenex before you hit the play button.
“I don’t believe in setting artificial limits to myself. Because that’s telling… I’ll be telling myself what I can’t do.” — Larry Smith
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“Ride with Larry” puts a human face on the day-to-day fight against Parkinson’s through the story of Larry Smith, a retired police captain, now beloved small-town baker. After twenty years with Parkinson’s, Larry attempts to ride 300 miles across his state of South Dakota with the support of his family and community to show the power of keeping your body active and mind positive, proving that the best cure is living life to its fullest.
The film follows Larry as attempts to push his limits and expand the boundary of possibilities for those with Parkinson’s. Weaved amongst his journey is an intimate portrait of Parkinson’s, illuminating the day-to-day fight of those diagnosed, their families, and caretakers. It is a film for all those stigmatized or mired in the darkness of illnesses without cures. Larry and his wife Betty refuse to be defined by this diagnosis, proving that sometimes the best cure is living life to its fullest.