Storming will challenge the traditional conversation of the “right to life” through an often unseen perspective of those affected by severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
By documenting the outcome of one family’s decision to continue intensive at-home care for their son, the film seeks to compel viewers to ask themselves: what does "life" mean?
the film seeks to raise awareness of the challenges millions of families face dealing with TBI.
Even with about 3 million TBI cases reported each year in the United States alone, treatment is often isolated, expensive and extremely physically and emotionally demanding on caretakers. Storming will share the innovative therapy regimen Ken has constructed to keep Ryan in top physical condition for his potential recovery in the hopes of educating others who are facing similar medical situations.
In the early hours of November 7th, 2009, the promising life of 19-year old Ryan Diviney came to a halt in a senseless act of violence - his legacy snuffed out. The event, which sparked a nationwide discussion around TBI and ethics of the judicial system, forever changed the lives of the Diviney family who have dedicated themselves fully to maintaining Ryan’s physical state in the hope of recovery.
Each year, chances of Ryan’s recovery decrease and life-threatening infections increase. This means we need to act now to give Ryan and the Diviney family a means to share their powerful story.
After the news crews leave and the spotlight fades, his attackers are released from brief prison sentences to resume normal lives while Ryan and his family are left in the dark.