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From Reporter Gina Silva

A Sacred Journey: Bringing Awareness To ALS

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This is a story that hits close to home. Officer Rick Quintero, who you see cheerful every morning giving us the traffic, has been dealing with something incredibly difficult.  His brother Juan is in the final stages of ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The disease has paralyzed Juan. The only thing he can move are his eyes.

Rick, his siblings and his parents have been taking turns caring for Juan during the last 9 years. Through it all, Ernesto Quintero has been documenting everything moment. He's a filmmaker doing a documentary on his brother and his family.  He calls it, "A Sacred Journey".  On Sunday, February 16th at 6pm, a screening of,  "A Sacred Journey" will be shown at the Regal Cinemas at LA Live. The event is called, "An Act of Love Los Angeles."  The Quintero family is hoping the documentary will bring awareness to A-L-S.

If you would like to help the Quintero family, you can attend the screening or make a donation at their personal website: asacredjourneyfilm.com

What: 'A Sacred Journey' Film
Event: An Act of Love Los Angeles
Location: Regal Cinemas at LA Live
Time: 6pm
Tickets: $25 per person
Tickets for the screening can only be purchased online.

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