Until 20 documentary premiers October 20

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2016

The award winning documentary film Until 20, will premiere on the campus of Texas Southern University Friday, October 14 at noon in the first floor Nabrit Science Center lecture hall. Until 20 is an independent film produced by CNN executive producer and vice president of Program Development, Diversity and Inclusion Geraldine Moriba. It was created to raise awareness about childhood cancers and stimulate conversations about how today’s youth should strive to live the best life possible.

The film is about James Ragan, a Latino Texas native who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at age 13. The story is James’s journey as a promising Division One golfer trying to save the life of the next kid with cancer, before his own time runs out. Along the way he falls madly in love and learns about the power of family. This is a film about the depth of life and not the length of it.

“What James does after his diagnosis is the basis of a story one will never forget,” Moriba says. “This is an emotionally compelling story that moves people to action, especially young adults. It’s about how to live a good life.”

Dr. Valerae O. Lewis, chair of the orthopedic oncology team at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Rodney Hunter, COPHS assistant professorand Moriba will participate in a panel discussion following the screening.

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