Coming to My Senses
In 1999, Aaron Baker broke his neck 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 agai' and instead, through painstaking effort, 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?
Aaron Baker and the director of the film, Dominic Gill, will be at the second showtime for Q&A. The event is a benefit for the High Fives Foundation. For more information about Coming to My Senses, visit www.tomysenses.com.
The night also includes a screening of High Fives' short film, BASICS (Being Aware, Safe In Critical Situations). The BASICS program was created to reach young athletes in order to promote smart decision making in the mountains and prevent injuries of any kind.