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Woman overcomes paralysis, sees ocean for first time ever

This video tells the story of Christina -- a small-town girl who loves swimming and has always dreamed of seeing the ocean. After a horrible accident and with only a 30% chance of being able to walk again, Christina taught herself to walk without any physical therapy, and thanks to The Giver, we get to watch her take her first ever swim in the ocean.

The Weinstein Company has partnered with SB Projects in anticipation of the premiere of The Giver, starring Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Jeff Bridges, to present The Giver “First Experiences” videos. 

The “First Experiences” project shares the power of a first time experience, recreating the wonder The Giver’s protagonist, Jonas, feels as he experiences color, love, music, emotions and the outside world for the first time. With support from Tori Kelly, Aloe Blacc, and OneRepublic - artists from the film's soundtrack - the “First Experiences” project aims to give an unforgettable first experience to people around the world who would otherwise never have it and encourage fans of The Giver to give back in the same way.

The “First Experiences” videos that The Weinstein Company and SB Projects produced in partnership with The Buried Life depicts charity-focused video content, to promote giving back in conjunction with The Giver. The “First Experiences” project showcases the power of giving back, exploring how simple moments can make a meaningful impact on someone's life. 

Based on the 1993 American children’s novel of a utopian-turned-dystopian society, The Giver will premiere nationwide on August 15th. Here is the trailer for the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJNNugNe0Wo and The Giver music collection is now available for pre-order: http://smarturl.it/TheGiverMusic

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