The death of 25-year-old Matty Christian in 2009 sent ripples throughout the tight-knit community of Canton. He was born without fully developed arms and legs, and with no tongue.
Through his — and his family's — perseverance, Matty lived life to the fullest. He participated in a range of sports and qualified as an alternate for the U.S. team to the Paralympic Games in Australia in 2000.
A new documentary, "Raising Matty Christian," chronicles his short life and how he deeply inspired those around him with footage from hours of home videos.
- "Rhode Island-based filmmaker Christian de Rezendes’s inspirational documentary 'Raising Matty Christian' profiles Canton native Matthew G. Christian, who, despite being born in 1983 without a full set of arms and legs and with no tongue, managed with the support of his family to live a full, if too brief, life."
This article was originally published on July 28, 2014.
This segment aired on July 28, 2014.