A believer in helping; a learning disability person of standing, David empathised and campaigned for disability rights. His last project was for better information about cancer. He raised money to make this film but never saw it finished. Despite his disability, don’t underestimate David’s understanding of the choices he had left.
This film is about David Ripley who had a learning disability after being born with hydrocephalus in 1971. He grew up in Liverpool and at fifteen moved to Somerset. The documentary takes the audience through the last 2 years of his life as he lived with leukaemia. In parallel an extensive photo archive tells of David’s upbringing, key achievements, hobbies and values.
The DVD also contains 4 extra films giving more detailed background information on some of the processes that David went through:
► preparing for radiotherapy
► having radiotherapy
► fitting a central line (see Special Features clip below)
► going to the clinic