'People' Magazine Profile on SVA Alumnus Patrick O'Brien
June 23, 2016
From People: "Patrick O'Brien has a gift for his 8-year-old son, Sean, this Father's Day—one that took him 10 years to create.
In 2005, when doctors told the popular New York City DJ that he would live for only two-to-five years after he was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, O'Brien, then 31, decided to make a movie documenting his journey, determined to make his remaining years count.
A decade later, his film, Transfatty Lives (named after his donut-loving nickname), debuted on Netflix on June 15 after winning the audience award at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
And more importantly, O'Brien, now 41, has defied his doctors' odds and now hopes to watch his son grow up, using his eyes to communicate now that he has lost the use of his limbs and his voice..." (For the full story and more photos, click here)