Author Archives: Hawken Miller

Artist With ALS Finds Collaborator, Friend to Paint Through Disease

A gay 39-year-old entrepreneur from Mexico and a retired Jewish football player-turned-bank-CEO in the early stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) come from different places and are in different stages of life. But through art, Octavio Molina and Ken Brenner have become fast friends, discussing life at its deepest…

New Streaming Channel Showcases Rare Disease Films

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of a rare disease film festival originally slated for May, its organizers set out to find a new way to bring the films to an audience.  Co-founders Daniel DeFabio and Bo Bigelow, who are both fathers of children with…