かっこちゃんこと山元加津子さん講演会と新映画「僕のうしろに道はできる」上映会が8月2日午後6時半からトーレンスのミヤコハイブリッドホテルで開催されました。 "Kakko-chan came to LA": Kakko-chan, Ms. Katsuko Yamamoto who is called 'Japanese Mother Teresa' came to Los Angeles. There was her seminar and a screening of the new movie, "I Will Blaze A New Trail" from 6:30 pm on August 2, 2012. Ms. Katsuko Yamamoto is a special education teacher in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan. She helped and touched so many people's lives and souls.
She has dealt with children who were anencephalic, born without brains. or children with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), or others with handicaps. Several of them could not speak when she met, but they gradually started to talk. She learned a lot of things from these children. The movie, "The Miracle Of The Gifted Quarter" was released some years ago. In the movie, she talked about the important roll of each person in the world, including those handicapped children.
The movie, "I Will Blaze A New Trail" is in Japanese with English subtitles. It was the world premier in Los Angeles on August 2. It will be released in Japan next month. It is about Toshiya Miyata, a special education teacher, co-worker, and a friend of Kakko-chan, who suffered a brain stem hemorrhage on 2/20/2009, and he was not expected to survive at that time. Kakko-chan did not give-up on him. Now he can communicate.
Ms. Yamamoto has created the "Snow White Project" to foster information exchange and help people in "Locked-down syndrome" state.
Her last night's message was: 1) "Those who are born with handicapped genes saved the lives of others in a country in Africa when the entire nation's population was about to be wiped out by Malaria. So that many people are saved by those who are born with handicaps."
2) "Thousands of people in the world are in 'vegetable" state due to accidents or sickness and cannot move and communicate. That includes "Locked-down syndrome". They can understand and hear what's going on around them. There are many methods they can improve and can communicate with others. Please spread the message to others to save those who are in 'vegetable' state."
After Kokko-chan talked, Doctor Yutaka Niihara (UCLA Medical professor) had a speech for 10 minutes. He developed the medicine to cure 'sickle red blood cell syndrome' and he is known as the world top-level expert doctor specialized in cancer at UCLA Harbor Medical Hospital in Los Angeles. He joked and talked about how patients families and friends like Kakko-chan will influence the doctors.
昨夜初上映された映画「僕のうしろに道はできる」の監督の岩崎靖子さんのお話、遠くペルーのリマからいらした天野博物館理事長の阪根博考古学者のお話、かっこちゃんの著書販売、サイン会、コーヒー、お茶とクッキーの懇親会もありました。 There were a speech by Ms. Yasuko Iwasaki, a movie director of "I Blaze A New Trail", a speech by Hiroshi Sakane who is the anthropologist and president of Amano Museum from Lima, Peru, Book Sale of Kakko-chan's books, Book signing, and Coffee Break Chat time with Coffee, Green Tea, and Cookies, as well.
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