In the mood for an inspirational story?
A documentary being screened later this month at the Dallas Museum of Art as part of VideoFest 25 will feature the story of one of Fort Worth's very own - Fire Department Captain Marshall Allen.
Swingman, directed and produced by Mark Birnbaum, is described as "the story of a Fort Worth firefighter who, against all odds, overcomes a paralyzing injury."
Allen was paralyzed from the shoulders down in 2001 during a freak bike accident.
He opened up about the depression and struggles that he endured all his life in a book authored by Alexandra Allred called Swingman: What a Difference a Decade Makes.
You can read about Allen's life story and the tragic accident that left him paralyzed in a 2010 column by Star-Telegram Columnist Bob Ray Sanders.
Today, Allen remains employed with the Fort Worth Fire Department as a captain in the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
The screening of Swingman is set for 4 p.m. Sept. 30 inside the museum's Horchow Theater. Tickets can be purchased here.
- Deanna Boyd