Peter Berg (Writer/Director Friday Night Lights, Hancock)
The compelling, heart—wrenching story of high school football star Chris Canales, who’s life was dramatically altered when he broke his neck in a football game leaving him paralyzed, suffering a cervical fracture to the 5 and 6 vertebrae. Chris soon learned of others who suffered similar injuries and, with the help of his father, he overcame tremendous physical and emotional pain to start an organization with one goal in mind: get immediate help to other victims and their families. He called it Gridiron heroes.
Our story retraces Chris’ journey as well as the journey of two others….one with a tragic ending and the other, with a heart-wrenching struggle of a boy named Cody who’s dreams were shattered in a matter of seconds. With Chris at his side Cody finds the determination to rise up and take the first step to a new life.
Watch the ReelAid trailer for Gridiron Heros on YouTube