A Film by Mallory Weggemann & Jay Snyder

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When Mallory Weggemann was 18-years-old, she walked into an appointment for a routine medical procedure, and never walked out. Instead of allowing her newfound paralysis to become her life defining moment, she channeled her grief into the water. What follows is a story of self discovery, love, and the unwavering determination to prove life is about more than simply seeking to overcome. As Mallory focuses on what she could do with her new body, she surpasses even her own expectations by becoming a five-time Paralympic gold medalist, and faces equally insurmountable odds with her husband Jay Snyder on their journey to become new parents.

This stunning and deeply personal documentary, conceived and directed by Weggemann and Snyder, captures their lives after what she calls her “watershed moment”–when she became paralyzed after an epidural injection. Weggemann insists “our watershed moments aren’t all defining, but rather revealing of the inherent strength that exists within each of us, that we can be brave enough to write our own ending.”


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Directed by Mallory Weggemann and Jay Snyder Written by Mallory Weggemann Executive Producers Mallory Weggemann, Ethan Lazar, Kyle Owens, Austen Rydell Producer Jay Snyder, Matthew Allen, Julie Schwarz, Ryan Suffern Consulting Producer Jim Lindsay Editor Dave Krahling, Hans Rosenwinkel Contributing Editing Rob Gooding Director of Photography Rob Gooding, Aaron Mendez Colorist Dave Krahling Lead Designer James Durée Compositing James Durée, Abigail Gibbons Executive Producer for Milkhaus  Cathy Trekloff

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