Documentary about scuba program healing disabled veterans coming to NM
Posted at: 09/27/2013 10:13 AM
| Updated at: 09/27/2013 4:14 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Source: Sea of Change documentary
A documentary about a scuba program helping disabled veterans with paralysis premieres in Albuquerque on Sunday night.
Cody Unser, a woman involved with the documentary who became paralyzed in 1999 due to a neurologic syndrome, said scuba diving helped her gain a sense of independence and freedom. Unser said she wanted to share her experience by starting "Cody's Great Scuba Adventures" as a way to heal soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD and paralysis.
"I started feeling different sensations underwater and I just knew that it needed to be investigated by my doctors and researchers from Johns Hopkins," she said. "Sea of Change is really a film about how quality of life programs really do work and how science can prove it."
KOB Eyewitness News 4's Nicole Brady will emcee the event at the Kimo Theater. The movie starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10.
For more information, visit www.cufsf.org.