walking into walls

As many of you know, spring is the time of year I usually launch Calvin's annual epilepsy benefit. This year, however, I decided to put my energy toward Parkinson's awareness and the funding of the documentary film, Walking Into Walls.

Several years ago my brother Steve and our dear friend Coleman Hough, the performance artist and screenwriter making the documentary, were both diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson's disease. I have witnessed their struggles firsthand and have listened to their stories of anguish, frustration, uncertainty and hope in the face of this devastating, degenerative disease.

Coleman's film, which has beautifully evolved, brilliantly and poignantly explores the depths of her experience with Parkinson's disease. Now, in its final stages, it needs one more push to bring it to fruition. I'm stepping in to help that fundraising effort while she heals from the second of two deep brain stimulation surgeries.

I hope many of you, and those who have donated to CURE epilepsy in the past, will choose to join this rare opportunity to help in the making of such a compelling and important film.

This film must be made. It will touch countless lives, not just those with Parkinson's disease and their families, but those of us whose lives hang in the balance of human uncertainty, those of us who are struck by life's curveballs, sending us reeling.

I invite you to watch the teaser below and to donate what you can on Coleman's fundraising page before May 15th.

Thank you, in advance, for your generous support.

Sending much love and high hopes to you all, especially Steve Shake and Coleman Hough,

If you cannot view the video, you can see it on Coleman's fundraising page by clicking here.



  1. High quality work. I could only bear to watch in it increments.

    1. dear A, i cannot edit your comments. we get you kind gist. xo