Rotary Plays Starring Role in RAMON RISING.
Ramon Resa is a Rotarian in Porterville, California. He was also an abandoned Mexican American boy forced into full-time farm labor at age 3. Against all odds, Ramon became a pediatrician. His story is one of the most important, timely and inspiring testaments to human potential.
Rotary plays a key role in Dr. Resa’s story. For those not familiar, Rotary is a 110 year old organization with over 1 million members and 35,000 clubs around the world dedicated to creating change in local communities and globally.
All 1 million Rotarians receive THE ROTARIAN magazine. Last month’s December 2017 issue includes a 10-page article about Ramon’s story as it is a powerful example of Rotary’s influence today.
Resa tells his story all over the country – to teenagers and Rotary members, to teachers and migrant worker advocates, at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and at medical schools. He wrote a memoir and a documentary film about his life [RAMON RISING] is being produced.
~ THE ROTARIAN, December 2017 Issue
Dr. Resa would never have been willing to share his harrowing life story were it not for the encouragement of fellow Rotarians. It was they who influenced his decision to go public with the details of his Dickensian childhood – first as a motivational speaker and later in print form as his memoir. Now Dr. Resa’s story is being made into a documentary film for release this year called RAMON RISING: Ramon Resa’s Journey From Abandoned Farmworker Boy To Pediatrician.
Watch the 5-minute film preview to see how Rotary played a role:
Donate or Become a Sponsor
This film can be released as early as this spring – with your help. Anyone may donate or become a sponsor. Individual Rotarians and Rotary clubs have already become sponsors and donors of RAMON RISING.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Diane Wagner at diane@RamonRising.film
For previews and more film information: RamonRising.film