Cody Unser documentary set to premier

Full story: KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico

A new documentary chronicles the life of Cody Unser, the daughter of Al Unser Jr.
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Allrighty then

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Raise your hand if you care?? Yeah, just what I thought - no sign of any hands.
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This story was just DUMB. There are a million of other children going through much worse medical problems then hers. It's just her DAD was a race car driver.. WHO CARES>>>> NOT NEWS WORTHY.
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I agree with the other postings. There are many others going through the same ordeal but because the Unsers are a well known name this becomes everyone's priority? If I were an Unser I would try to keep a low profile and keep my name out of the news since the news about this family is not pretty. I don't get it. How about lets focus on the average person instead of someone with a well known name and a few more $$ in their pockets.
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Apr 16, 2009
 
Does anyone proofread these stories? Here is a quote "Cody's mother, Shelley Unser, says people won’t always the happy-go-lucky Cody in the documentary. " That is not a sentance. For shame KOB.
Greg Sapp

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I am glad that Cody is getting the wod out about Transverse Myelitis (TM). Diagnosed March 17, 2008, my journey has not been as long as Cody's, but this is a triumph for people with TM. I can't wait to see the video!

Greg Sapp
transversemyelitis.ning.com

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What I have noticed since the begining of her diagnosis is SHE, Cody Unser, has been working to make people aware of this disease. I don't see anything wrong with this. She is the one in the wheel chair and the one that has had to go through this ordeal. Yes, she is Al Unser's daughter, so what!

It doesn't matter whose daughter she is, she is not doing anything wrong or illegal. I admire her strength and determination. Good for you Cody!
We can thank Cody Unser

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and KOB. Yeah so there are some misspellings in the story...so what. Take the story for it's content and that it's actually getting our rare disorder in the limelight.

If it weren't for people like Cody Unser there's a chance that those of us with Transverse Myelitis, may never get heard. We have a very rare disorder and it seems that in many cases, if some celebrity isn't attached to something, it's not recognized. So with that said, I thank Cody Unser and her First Step Foundation.

Kevin Weilacher
Canton, Ohio
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i am 26 yr old guy from kolkata(calcutta) india. i was diagonised wth TM in 2003. i am a member of TMA. i have volunteered to become the TM support group leader for india.
u can read my article in the newsletter section of myelitis.org . in the heading-INDIA Support Group.
http://myelitis.org/newsletters/v8n1/newslett...
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Blowing up about her father being a celebrity serves what purpose? The point is that she has the resources to make a video, which is a luxury that many people do not have. The video is about her disorder, transverse myelitis, not a shot at winning the next appearance in a major motion picture. With that being said, Cody Unser and her foundation are bringing national awareness about paralysis from a uncommon neurological disorder that affects 1 to 5 people per million. Thank you Cody!

Greg Sapp
Student - Georgia Southern University
www.transversemyelitis.ning.com
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May 8, 2009
 

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Wow. You people are amazing. What have you done to raise awareness about this or any other issue in your communities? You sit and criticize people and content, of which you have no concecpt or connection. This affliction affects many people and their families-- and the cure (through awareness and research) may lead to the answer for many ohter illnesses-- maybe yours. You asked for people to raise their hands-- here I am!
GOOD GRIEF

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May 9, 2009
 
LilStinka wrote:
What I have noticed since the begining of her diagnosis is SHE, Cody Unser, has been working to make people aware of this disease. I don't see anything wrong with this. She is the one in the wheel chair and the one that has had to go through this ordeal. Yes, she is Al Unser's daughter, so what!
It doesn't matter whose daughter she is, she is not doing anything wrong or illegal. I admire her strength and determination. Good for you Cody!
I could not have said it better. Cody is the poster girl for stem cell research dealing with paralysis. Keep up the good work, Cody.

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May 9, 2009
 
Never heard of any of this before. Thank God for my health. Cody, you go girl, get the word out.
Just A Friend

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May 14, 2009
 
Although a good point is raised that there are many other illnesses out there affecting others the fact remains that TM is one that the general public is unfamiliar with. And yes, Cody has a famous father, but she is also a very strong individual. I have seen her do so many things that many fully mobile people avoid. She is a truely genuine person who only wants to give hope to those in the same place as she is. Is there really such a problem with that?

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