Second Hour Movie, this Sunday, June 17th, following Worship: "I Am Not Alone" about Immanuel Member Eric Jurado-Diaz

“I Am Not Alone” tells the inspiring story of Eric Jurado-Diaz, a 56-year-old veteran grappling with how to live following a diagnosis of ALS. This unique documentary film poignantly captures Eric’s journey toward acceptance, examining his resolve to live joyfully while embracing the new reality of a life with diminishing physical capabilities.

Eric is one of approximately 5,000 people diagnosed every year with this cruel and incurable disease. The “ice bucket challenge” was a cultural phenomenon that drew many people’s attention to ALS. Most people have heard of Lou Gehrig and Stephen Hawking, who lived many years and enjoyed a distinguished career, despite his profound disability. What many people may not know is the more common story of an ALS diagnosis: moderate to rapid physical deterioration and often death within 2-5 years. Veterans are twice as likely to have ALS than the general population.