Andrew Rubin and Ricardo Villarreal’s film Ride With Larry is about more than a guy with Parkinson’s pedaling across South Dakota.It’s about the singular idea that whatever life throws at you the best choice is to live to the fullest.“I’ll never give up,” Larry Smith says at one point during the film. “I know that this will some day take me, but I’m not going to walk away from life.”We first heard about Larry when Andrew and Ricardo came through town to interview our CEO Anne Wojcicki and Emily Drabant, who heads up our Parkinson’s Research Community.Larry is a retired police captain who opened a small town bakery. His example has already inspired his family and the people in his small town of Vermillion. Andrew and Ricardo hope to inspire others with Larry’s story. For Andrew the film is also personal as his own father and a cousin are living with Parkinson’s. He hopes to rally people behind efforts to research the disease, including 23andMe’s own Parkinson’s Research Community.A few days ago we got wind that “Ride with Larry” was in post-production, along with the note, “Would we like to see a short preview?”It’s an awesome peek at what the filmmakers have been up to and we’re grateful that they’ve shared it with us.Andrew and Ricardo, who are still busy editing, also were gracious enough to answer a few questions.How is Larry doing since you guys finished up?
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