Longtime readers will remember back in 2009 when the Almanac (a weekly Menlo Park newspaper) published a story about my battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and how as a result of reading that article a film student at Stanford University contacted me and asked permission to shoot a short documentary about the Adventures of ALS Boy for his semester final.
Fast forward to 2010 and the student filmmaker has completed the Master’s program and returned home to his native Egypt. Every once in awhile we will chat a bit on Facebook about our babies — his son was born several months after he finished the movie — and about how we are doing, about life in general, etcetera, etcetera.
Now skip ahead to this year, more specifically this past week, and you may have noticed that Egypt has been in the news of late. I found this article to be helpful towards getting a basic idea of what is happening there.
I don’t know how involved he is in what is going on right now in Egypt since the government has pulled the plug on the internet but earlier in the week he posted hundreds of pictures on his Facebook page — a few of which I have reposted below.
I cannot fathom what it would be like to be in the middle of a revolutionary uprising. Please stay safe, my friend.