The disability community was first introduced to the feisty Tomas Young, a C5-6 quad from Kansas City, Missouri in Body of War, a profound must-see documentary (no matter your views on the Iraq War) back in 2008. And boy has his life changed since we’ve last heard from him.
If you haven’t seen this film by the way, please do. The film was produced/directed by Phil Donohue (nearly making him go broke in the process) who was driven to share Tomas’ story after meeting him at Walter Reed Medical Center in 2005. They spent nearly 4 years together, with Phil compiling footage, showing every aspect of this young quad’s life; the good, bad and the ugly. Tomas is now 33 and in really bad health.
The film’s main purpose was to show Tomas’ antiwar stance, which he came into after returning home from the war. It also questi