Pitt Defies The Odds With ‘Endless Abilities’ Screening


On April 12th, the Students for Disability Advocacy (SDA) group at the University of Pittsburgh and the United Spinal Association of Western PA will present the documentary Endless Abilities, a film about individuals with physical challenges who, in times of adversity, find the ability to adapt and live.

Presented by Windy Films, Endless Abilities follows Zachary Bastian, a young athlete who was paralyzed from the waist down. In the spring of 2012, he and his three best friends – Harvey Burrell, Tripp Clemens and Will Humphrey – drove across the country in search of adaptive sports for individuals with physical disabilities. From rehabilitation patients to Paralympic athletes, they capture the reality of broken boundaries and common goals among all who are active. The film features appearances by local figures, including the Pittsburgh Mighty Penguin‘s sled hockey team and extreme competitive wheelchair athlete Jonathan Stark.

Endless Abilities will screen at 3 p.m. in the William Pitt Union. The event is free, but guests also have the option of giving a $10 suggested donation at the door. Those interested can register at Eventbrite.

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