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Compiled by Ian Bartholomew  /  Staff reporter

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Inspiration and uplift by the bucketful, the story told in the documentary Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet, cannot but inspire awe for the miracle of not just his survival after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, but the fact that he continues to make music. Becker was a musical prodigy who was on the verge of setting fire to the world of rock and roll in his late teens. As his affliction progress, Becker confounded the prognosis of just five years to live, and 22 years on, he now uses high tech equipment to make music simply by using the movement of his eyes. The story reaches outside the rock music fan base, but is very much locked into the genre of terrible obstacles overcome through love, commitment and something that goes beyond courage.

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