The Man Who Learned to Fall is a feature documentary about a gifted writer and sought after teacher who celebrates the wonder of life even as he is slowly dying of a fatal neuromuscular condition. At the age of 35, Philip Simmons learned that he had ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Married, with two young children and a promising career as an English Professor and writer, he was told that he had less than five years to live.
The Man Who Learned to Fall won two awards at the Inter-national Health and Medical Media Awards in 2005 and was voted best film in the category of Coping, as well as the Michael E. DeBakey Award (for Outstanding Educational Entry).
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