The Boy Who Can Never Grow Old

2007, Health  -  46 min Leave a Comment
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Stuart Wickison has a rare genetic disorder; Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The average life expectancy with this condition is in the early twenties, Stuart is nineteen.

But, it's now he's embarking on one of the most important journeys of his life. Over the next two months, Stuart's world is going to change forever. Although his body is failing him, his mind is focused on living.

Imagine gradually losing the ability to use your muscles. You’re born a healthy baby, but by the time you’re a teenager, you need 24-hour carers to do everything for you. Imagine knowing that the condition would eventually lead to your early death. What would you do?

This intimate uplifting film follows 19-year-old Stuart Wickison who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, as he prepares to leave the comforts of Treloar’s, his special needs college, to study and live independently at university.

Although Stuart is nearing death, the film follows him as he pushes himself beyond his limits, to achieve his dreams.