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I saw a 10 minute documentary today called Aquadettes. It’s by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari and is found on the website California is a place.
The documentary is named after a synchronized swimming team made up of elderly women who use it as a form of exercise, to help with mobility and for friendship. The film focuses on one of the swimmers, Margo Bouer who is battling Multiple Sclerosis, while showing the women practicing their swimming (with the sweetness factor starting at 6:48 when they practice their pool-side glamour poses).
Margo is 75 years old and she talks about having Multiple Sclerosis and its effects, how medical marijuana has helped her live and doing what she can to be as independent and as positive as possible while wondering what the future will hold. Something many of us with chronic illness can relate to.