Reel Abilities Film Festival: Screening of Stumped
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday, March 27, 2018
After Boston University Professor Will Lautzenheiser is diagnosed with a life-threatening bacterial infection, doctors are forced to amputate his arms and legs to save his life. Over time, Will learns to cope through stand-up comedy, but, when he hears of an experimental transplant surgery, he is determined to take part. The documentary chronicles four years of Will’s life as an amputee as he becomes the third patient to undergo a double-arm transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Discussion to follow with film subject Will Lautzenheiser; Marie José Benjamin, ORT/L, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Marissa Osborne, MS, OTR/L, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.