Canisius College’s Regis Room North will host a screening of the documentary “Recovery,” and a book-signing event for the recently released “Most Likely to Survive,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29. Both the movie and the book detail the story of West Seneca resident Matthew Faulkner’s remarkable recovery from a traumatic brain injury suffered during an automobile accident on March 2, 2009.
Faulkner, author Joe Kirchmyer and “Recovery” producer and director Ryan Monolopolus will appear together at the event, which is open to the public.
The story of Faulkner’s amazing recovery from a two-month coma will inspire anyone dealing with a serious injury, illness or circumstances beyond their control. Today, he is finishing his final semester at Canisius College where he will earn a degree in economics with a concentration in finance in May. He also works as a business writer for the local energy consulting firm BidURenergy, Inc.
“More than anything, the film follows the path of Matt’s physical recovery with detailed analysis of physical therapy, occupational therapy, religion, family, first-encounter reports and reenactment,” said Monolopolus, owner of Monolopolus Productions. “It comes together to answer how people of different spheres of life come together — or maybe how they come apart — in answering tough questions about tragedy, recovery and how we all move on.”
“Most Likely to Survive” is the second book from West Seneca resident Joe Kirchmyer, owner of Kirchmyer Media, a communications company that caters to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. “The book follows Matt’s journey through hospitalization and recovery, recording both the milestones and the setbacks along the way. Medical miracle, religious miracle or a combination of both? That’s left for the reader to decide,” said the author. The book was published by No Frills Buffalo, a Buffalo-based publishing company.
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