Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2000, and given a short time to live, Ed Dobson wrestles with the issues that suffering brings, like worry, identity, forgiveness, gratitude, and healing. But in the midst of his disease, Ed finds hope. Not the kind of hope that ignores suffering, and not the kind of hope that minimizes or bypasses suffering, but the kind of hope that can only come from acknowledging and engaging honestly with suffering. Ed’s Story is a seven-part short film series that takes an intimate look at Ed’s journey with ALS, and inspires us all to become the kind of people who find hope in the midst of difficult circumstances.
Dr. Ed Dobson is an author and pastor emeritus of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he resides with his family.
Produced by Flannel
Ed’s Story is our story. Almost everyone can relate to the challenging topics in each Ed’s Story film, whether we’ve been diagnosed with or affected by ALS or another life-changing disease, or whether we are just dealing with difficult circumstances in our lives. If Ed’s Story has helped or encouraged you or a loved one, we want to hear. Help us continue to share this story of hope by adding your voice.