the Christopher rush story
"An incredible viewing experience. This film will touch you, stir you... and inspire you."
"GO FAR will make you spirits soar!!!"
- Mark Hamill
" An inspiring portrait..."
Director: Zack Arnold
Runtime: 81 mins
GENRES: Documentary, Disability, Biography, Lifestyle
At the age of seven months, Christopher Rush was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, and his parents were told he would be “no more than a dishrag, and dead by the age of two.” Christopher lived to 30, and in that time he achieved more than most able-bodied people do in a lifetime including becoming the first quadriplegic in the United States licensed as a scuba diver. He was the manager of his high school basketball team; he went to prom; he graduated from the University of Michigan with honors; and he graduated with a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University.
Shortly before his death, Chris developed a motivational program called G.O. F.A.R., a series of steps that could help guide people who wanted to achieve their goals despite the insurmountable obstacles in front of them. His mission was to share this program with those with disabilities, and by his definition, “Everyone has a disability.”
This film is Chris’ life story and a continuation of his work; it will inspire not only those with disabilities, but everyone, to follow their dreams, no matter the obstacles.
The film is narrated by actor Mark Hamill as the voice of Christopher Rush.