I have been working with Kim Delaney and Sarah Black on a video for CERV. Community Emergency Response Volunteers. They support local CERT. This is their website: CERV.
They had a vision of doing a series of videos on disasters and the disabled, and asked me if I would participate. Actually, Patte Kronlund said, “I have a friend I want you to meet. Sarah Black.” And so we started to communicate. There were lots of emails, phone calls, dry runs, and finally, they came up to shoot a video of me in my home, high atop this mountain. They have finally released it today. It is the first of a series. I hope they put all the stories together in one documentary. I think it would be awesome.
Those of us who are disabled, or may become so, are sometimes forgotten or at least underserved in the planning for disasters. While we are all responsible for our own planning and preparation, it helps to know one is not alone. Thanks for doing this, Sarah and Kim.
For those who are interested, you can watch that 5 and 1/2 minute video Here
I was honored to work on such a worthwhile project. I also am rather astounded and amazed that Kim did all of this shooting with an iPhone. I was also astounded at the abundance of wonderful food that Sarah brought with her, all this way, for us to share after the shoot. Thank you.