Come along for the journey!

Come along for the journey!

Friday, 14 May 2010


So we were tuning in to quality local Bend radio, heard one of the kids from Kris' group at challenge day, and then heard an ad for the 'Sprout touring film festival', here in Oregon from Sprout in NYC where Kris used to work back in 2001. Small town! Naturally we got tickets to go to the Tower theatre and surprised Anthony, Kris' old boss, the director of Sprout.

Sprout is an NGO that works to support adults with developmental disabilities to experience travel (nationally and internationally) and activities that promote their personal growth. There is a fantastic trip run in NYC that enables clients to 'Make a Movie'. This short film is then screened at the festival alongside many others from around the world themed around disability.
The films are more amazing than ever - it made me really miss the work I used to do. The next night, Anthony, congratulated us getting married (been a while since we saw him!) by treating us to a fancy Gala event of 'The boys next door' featuring a cast included disabled actors. Kris was recruited as the cast photographer at the 'after party'.

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