Meet Michele DeMeo, a good kind of woman who happens to be challenged by the social discomforts of autism and her afflictions, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and melanoma, both terminal diseases, both taking their toll on her body and on the well-being of others in her life.
This doesn’t stop the passion Michele has for life itself, nor does it dampen the rigor with which she lives life every day. Afflictions aside, this woman works very hard – and commits to everything that matters to her.
You will be awe inspired by her dedication to living well and her generous way with everyone. Her smile alone tickles your soul. Her gifts are celebrated and held to the hearts of everyone who knows her, and there are many who do.
Michele absorbs the disappointments of having to sell her prized hand-made possession, her bungalow, in York, PA. The tiny living space is no longer able to accommodate her disability.
The loss of her job - an integral activity for her as a person with Asperger’s disorder (no longer considered a disorder) – was her life. This loss is rivaled only by her last visit to Provincetown, MA, a place that saved her as a homeless teenager. Both recent losses shape Michele's new outlook on life, an outlook she considers anything but limited.
Through this film experience, the people of these places will be proud to know Michele, and in the end, will be left to consider, with the rest of us, that dying, as unique as it is inevitable to every individual who walks the earth, is no more or less a process that the individual, and those who participate, are willing to make of it.
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York Daily Record: "Michele DeMeo was given eight months to live in 2010, but she's still alive and educating others." Click here for the entire article.
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