Coming to My Senses


In 1999, Aaron Baker broke his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite doctors’ grim prognosis, over the next 16 years Aaron decided not to listen to those who said ‘he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again’ and instead endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. This journey through the unknown took him from the depths of depression to the joys of cross country road tripping via tandem bicycle with his mother and friends, and finally, culminated in his opening a socially conscious low-cost gym focused on increasing mobility for the disabled. Now, in COMING TO MY SENSES, we watch as Aaron takes one final journey which symbolizes his recovery: to cross a 20 mile tract of Death Valley unsupported on foot. But will he make it?

Directed by: Dominic Gill

Impact Goal

To develop and implement a robust grassroots screening tour to bring the film to rehab centers, SCI support groups, medical schools, and related communities across the country.

Our Work 

  • Engaged organizations to spread the word about the film and screening tour to their networks through social media, email newsletters, and/or blog posts on their websites.
  • Developed a discussion guide, social media guide, and screening confirmation process.
  • Coordinated a community screening tour of the film, with a focus on rehab centers, rehab medicine programs, and spinal cord injury support groups. 

The Impact

  • 5 community screenings, 6 promotional partners, 2 blog posts on partner websites

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