This documentary film is about an inspirational endurance athlete named Shangrila Rendon and her story that will help inspire hope and direction to individuals struggling with abuse, trauma, PTSD, alcohol addiction, eating disorders and depression.
WHO IS SHANGRILA RENDON?
Shangrila is a woman who was sexually abused as a child from about 5 years old up until the age of 19, and later sexually assaulted at 25 years old. Consequently, she was diagnosed with PTSD, severe depression, and suicidal ideation. Not knowing how to cope, she struggled with alcohol addiction and an eating disorder for about 15 years. She was fortunate enough to receive help through outpatient programs, intensive and continued therapies, self-growth seminars and through sports.
Now Shangrila Rendon is a professional endurance athlete, Guinness World Record Holder (2015), best-selling author, motivational speaker who transformed herself from having a horrible past to an inspiration.
WHAT TO LEARN FROM HER STORY
Her story shows how it’s possible for one person coming from abuse, suicidal ideation, PTSD, severe depression and eating disorder to transform themselves and rediscover purpose.
- It’s about the human spirit and believing in ourselves and what could be possible
- It’s about persistence in the face of difficulties and impossible obstacles
- It’s about the incredible things that can happen when people come together and have a common purpose that’s bigger than just themselves
- It’s about not looking away from tragic difficulties others are experiencing and instead helping them
- It’s about acknowledging mental stress and trauma leaves a huge effect on people that is very difficult for them to overcome on their own and requires help from others.
- It’s about daring to live a life that matters
The Beyond Myself Project documentary will include Shangrila's most recent athletic project where she will take on an Official Guinness World Record Attempt & raise funds to empower women, help abused children and help individuals with PTSD in Long Beach, California from October 30th - December 2nd, 2020.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Our documentary project team consists of a small crew of volunteers from different regions of Southern California dedicating their time to support the project since the start of September 2020.
Your donations will support typical production costs (e.g. equipment rentals, food, transportation, etc) for interviews and the Ironman races. Usually with documentaries, we’re working with an extremely small budget to support the project. All costs for this project are coming out-of-pocket; any additional financial support will help our documentary team continue capturing Shangrila’s story to inspire audiences struggling under the same trauma as her.
Help support this Beyond Myself Documentary film become a reality by donating!
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