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When I Walk - Tuesday, July 22, 7 PM CST

Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis changed everything — and inspired him to make another film. His uncompromising award winning documentary of life with progressing MS, “When I Walk,” opened PBS’ current season of Point-of-View this month.

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. (CST) for an online OVEE screening and discussion of the film, “When I Walk.” In partnership with KLRN-TV, the National MS Society will host the online discussion during the screening to provide viewers the opportunity to learn more about multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society, as well as share their experience and connect with others impacted by the disease.


Tuesday, July 22, 7-9pm, CST / 6-8pm MST

Participation is easy and free! Make sure you are using the most current version of your favorite browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer), check that you are using the current version of the Flash player (unless you are using an iPad) and run a test to make sure OVEE works properly on your computer.

At 7pm CST on July 22, visit 
https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/kfub4 and a moderator will provide directions to the viewers and introduce the online chat panelists.You may be prompted to enter your birthdate when you login; please enter your actual birthday. A prompt will appear prior to entering into the OVEE session, and if visitors under the age of 13 login they will be unable to enter the session.  


Kim Suiter

Kim Suiter, Executive Vice President Programs, Services and Activism 
National MS Society, 
South Central Region

Kim Suiter leads a team of 30 human service and public policy professionals that drive change through advocacy, facilitate health professional education,  provide programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives.


Mireya ZapataMireya Zapata, Associate Vice President Activism 
National MS Society, 
South Central Region

Mireya Zapata works with MS activists to connect legislators to the MS movement at the local, state and federal level.  By sharing their life experiences, MS activists are building influential relationships in support of  public policy that has the potential to help persons with MS live their very best lives today.


Jessica KatzJessica Katz, MSW, MSCIR, Information and Referral Specialist
National MS Society

Jessica has worked at the Information Resource Center of the National MS Society for the past 8 years, providing information, support and connection to programs and services nationwide. Jessica also serves as team lead for the Online Navigator program which assists with providing information and support via National MS Society Facebook, LinkedIn and MSConnection.org social media outlets.

“When I Walk” is a candid and brave chronicle of one young man’s struggle to adapt to the harsh realities of MS while holding on to his personal and creative life. With his body growing weaker, DaSilva’s spirits, and his film, get a boost from his mother’s tough love and the support of Alice Cook, who becomes his wife and filmmaking partner. The result is a life-affirming documentary filled with unexpected moments of joy and humor.

OVEE is a social TV experience from Independent Television Service (ITVS) serving public media and other partners with free streaming video from PBS Video, YouTube, and Ustream. KLRN, the San Antonio PBS affiliate, will be moderating the event along with us. 


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