"The Cure Map" (working title) seeks to EXPOSE the reality of living with paralysis, EXPLORE the perspectives of the SCI Community and the Scientists working on a cure and ENCOURAGE smarter, community-driven collective action for a cure.
We're sharing the stories of people affected by paralysis. People whose everyday lives are filled with arduous moments. Moments that so many of us take for granted. Imagine if something as simple as getting out of bed in the morning was impossible.
About the Filmmakers
Alongside Kelsey on this trip is Madeline Brown.
A San Francisco & Madeline Island-based artist who received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, Madeline has harvested the core of her work through her travels and experiences abroad. She is motivated by a desire to experience and capture first-hand magic in imagery and story. With such a poignant story to tell, The Cure Map collaboration could not be passed up.
Kelsey Peterson is one half of The Cure Map. It's been quite the journey to get here. Back in 2008 she received her BA in Dance from the University of Montana. She subsequently pursued performance and choreography as well as teaching dance and yoga. Since her spinal cord injury in 2012, she has been pursuing other creative endeavors as she continues to adapt and grow as a wheeler. She worked on the board of Get Up Stand Up to Cure Paralysis out of Minneapolis, did advocacy work as Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota 2014, and now she has embarked on her journey with The Cure Map.