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NOW IS THE TIME is a documentary film that takes place in one of the countries busiest Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) multi-disciplinary clinics; The MDA/ALS Hope Foundation at Temple University in Philadelphia. The documentary follows one of the most distinguished ALS specialists, Dr. Terry Heiman-Patterson, and her team as they practice multi-disciplinary treatment. 

The audience will shadow Dr. Heiman-Patterson and her team as they meet with multiple ALS patients throughout the day. The documentary will give viewers access to organized chaos, intensity, and heartbreak of Dr. Heiman-Patterson’s day as she continues to be a warrior in the fight against ALS.

Through a modern lens, viewers will get an uninterrupted experience as Dr. Heiman-Patterson helps patients and families deal with the toughest decisions of their lives.

With your support, we can finish the film that will support this effort. Your support will go toward production and post-production costs to finish the film. 



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