Our mission at Triple Knot Productions, Inc. is to devleop and deliver production of motivational and inspirational stories of medical and educational value that will help motivate others to see that through determination and desire, one can live life to the fullest.
To Have Courage
Jennifer French always loved the outdoors. She experienced camping and hiking in the woods and later enjoyed other recreational sports such as; canoeing, snow skiing, scuba diving and sailing.
In 1998, Jen was on a snowboarding trip with her then boyfriend, Tim. While snowboarding, she hit a patch of ice causing a fall which resulted in her damaging her spinal cord at the sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae.
Jen was told by doctors that she would be a quadriplegic for the rest of her life. She did not want to let her human body beat her spirit. Jen began researching recovery options and found the Cleveland FES Center in Ohio. In 1999, Jen became the first woman to receive electrodes to help her stand and walk.
With the FES system implanted Jen was able to fulfill a dream; she married Tim and was able to walk down the aisle.
Today Jen is active in scuba diving, canoeing, and is a member of the U.S. disabled sailing team, J2 Racing USA. She is the co-founder of Neurotech Network, a non-profit organization that helps raise awareness for neuro-technological devices.
Going For The Gold:
A Tale of Three Kids
This documentary tells the spirited story of three brave athletes. Tatyana McFadden age 17, Hannah McFadden age 10 and Juan Chavarria age 16, are patients of the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Tatyana was born with Spina Bifida, and is unable to use her legs. However, this does not hinder her from participating in physical activities. Tatyana is involved with wheelchair racing, basketball, table tennis and swimming.
Hannah was diagnosed with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. This prevented her left leg from being fully developed. Just like her sister, Hannah loves to participate in wheelchair racing, basketball, table tennis and swimming.
Juan’s diagnosis remains unknown although his condition is very similar to Spina Bifida. Unable to use his legs, he enjoys playing wheelchair basketball but his true passion is swimming.
These three young courageous children don’t allow their disabilities to slow them down or give up hope. Shriners Hospital for Children have been working side by side with them to live their life to the fullest.
Abilities To The Xtreme:
Pursuing The Dreams
Justin Beauchesne, a young determined man didn’t allow a near death experience slow him down. When Justin was just a baby, he suffered amputations on both arms due to a rare blood disease known as meningococcemia.
While being a patient at the Shriners Hospital for Children, Justin learned how to adapt to his condition. Through that support, Justin grew up to be an avid skateboarder. He participates in the Extremity Games and stands out in front of other skaters. With high hopes of becoming a professional skateboarder one day, Justin impresses everyone at the skate parks.
Goals and Determination:
Ben's Inner Strength
Ben Carpenter, a strong, courageous young man. The fact that he has Spinal Muscular Atrophy has never stopped him from pursuing excellence in all he sets out to accomplish.
At 13, Ben not only concentrates on his school work in one of Hillsborough County's Magnet Schools, but he also is an athlete who plays Power Soccer and a young entrepreneur by running his company, Ben's Mends.
Ben proves that you can accomplish greatness through perseverance and determination.
Going The Distance:
Charlie's Story of Endurance
Charlie Ekizian suffers everyday from a spinal cord injury that changed his life. In 1968, due to a diving accident, Charlie broke his neck. Early on after his injury, Charlie wanted to do whatever he could to keep active. He got involved sports for those who are disabled. Wanting to be help others who faced similar circumstances, Charlie with the help of his wife Danielle formed, Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Association (WSRA), located in the Boston area. WSRA’s main function was to help the newly injured become involved in adaptive sports.
Charlie has been in the wheelchair for over 40 years. He still has a positive mindset just as he did from the beginning.
Walking In The Dark:
Finding The Light In Autism
Autism is a rapidly growing developmental disorder. When parents are given the diagnosis that their child has autism, they often feel a sense of being lost or feel hopeless.
In this documentary, we share stories of hope. The primary purpose is to serve as an educational tool to help parents seek those unanswered questions, find ways to network and to get involved. And, through meeting the families, find hope.
You will come into their lives, their homes, and see how they live day to day. See how they cope, how they search for the best therapies and medical attention they can find for their children. And, most of all, through the eyes of their children as you see their hope.