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Extraordinary Humans: Muscle & Skin DVD-R

$19.95 Sale Price:   $12.99

Price: $19.95 Sale Price:   $12.99

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  • 1 disc, 2 programs; 90 minutes
  • Widescreen
  • © 2010

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Extraordinary Humans: Muscle & Skin DVD-R
 
5.0

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        5.0

        ALL kids in schools should see & discuss

        By RSD-CRPS-autoimmune-Endocrine-HepCPt

        from USA

        About Me Movie Buff

        Pros

        • Brave Kids
        • Broad Appeal
        • Entertaining
        • Good Resource
        • Informative
        • Inspiring
        • Relevant
        • Reliable Research

        Cons

        • Not Shown In Schools

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • In schools
        • Perfect Gift
        • Special Needs
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about Extraordinary Humans: Muscle & Skin DVD-R:

        These are brave kids! Hunter & Garrett both explain their disorders well. I LOVE Hunter's idea to educate those who stare with cards! There are so many "invisible" disorders, such as arthritis, RSD/CRPS, organ, bone, endocrine & many other disorders that patients are told by their doctors, and in literature, are "rare" or are told they are "in their head" or refer a patient to a psychologist inappropriately, allowing time to go by & more damage to be done, and it seems that is their answer for things they don't understand. This needs to change, and doctors need to learn to refer a patient out to a university, AND to say they simply don't know what's wrong, instead of giving antibiotics that can damage connective tissue, etc. when proper treatment can be life-saving or time can worsen a condition.

         
        5.0

        WHEN I WANT TO QUIT I WATCH THIS

        By Deacon Jay

        from Beckley, West Virginia

        About Me Movie Buff

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        Pros

        • TRIUMPH OF THE WILL

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At church

          Comments about Extraordinary Humans: Muscle & Skin DVD-R:

          I THOUGHT I HAD PROBLEMS THEN I SAW THIS PROGRAM. I HAVE NO PROBLEMS. THESE 4 PEOPLE ARE AN EXAMPLE OF COURAGE, DETERMINATION AND THE LOVE OF FAMILY

           
          5.0

          The true heroes

          By Deacon Jay

          from Beckley, West Virginia

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          • Informative

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            • Adult Viewers

            Comments about Extraordinary Humans: Muscle & Skin DVD-R:

            I intend to show this DVD to church groups. Too often we see our problems as too hard to overcome. Too often we complain too often. This DVD shows the face of true courage both from the children and the parents who care for them. The next time I complain about anything, I intend to watch this DVD again, and again. My prayers are with them and their families

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