Ogilvy Paris has created a powerful film about living with MS that features one of its very own employees -- Kim Ball, Ogilvy's global director of communications.
The video, created for the Rocky Mountain MS Center at which Ms. Ball was a keynote speaker at a gala last week, interviews her daughter, Sienna, speaking about the daily realities of life with her mom.
The film depicts Sienna riding on a skateboard behind her mom's wheelchair through the streets of Paris. What's touching is her honesty -- she mentions sometimes how she doesn't want people to know about her mother having MS, because she wants to be treated "normally" -- and the mature way in which she focuses on the positives, not the negatives, of living with someone who has the disease.
It makes for an inspiring and thought-provoking film. From the perspective of the Creativity team, we were incredibly moved to discover something we hadn't realized about someone whom we work with regularly -- perhaps an all-too-common reality in a world so reliant on digital and mobile communications.
Donations can be made to the Rocky Mountain MS Center through this site.