Documentary Screening At Memorial Rehabilitation Institute

August 11, 2017
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Memorial Rehabilitation Institute is honored to hold a public screening of the inspirational documentary “The Rebound” which follows the journey of a wheelchair basketball team in their quest for a national championship.

Memorial will showcase the film in recognition of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and will be free and open to the public and media.

The screening will begin at  6:30 p.m. September 21st at 3600 Washington Street Hollywood Fl, 33021 in the Memorial Rehab auditorium.

Members of Memorial-sponsored wheelchair team, The Fort Lauderdale Sharks, make cameos in the film. They will also join members of the Miami Heat Wheels Wheelchair Team in taking questions and signing autographs. 

The Rebound follows the underdog journey of the Miami Heat Wheels, a wheelchair basketball team, in their quest for a national title, despite the team’s dwindling resources. Three adaptive athletes rally their team towards the title while striving for their own dreams on and off the court.

"We are excited to host this screening of this powerful documentary," said Ray Shipman, manager of Memorial Rehabilitation Institute's Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program. "The film mirrors our mission to help our patients go beyond and reach their maximum potential." 

The critical recognition for The Rebound proves the world and mainstream media is ready for stories that represent diversity and give a voice to an underrepresented minority - the differently abled.

For more screening information and special requests, contact Ray Shipman- rshipman@mhs.net