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Hope for Steve

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A Johns Creek couple is taking to the big screen to spread awareness about a deadly disease.

A new documentary called, Hope for Steve, chronicles the lives of newlyweds, Hope and Steve Dezember.

Steve, 31, was diagnosed with ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrig's Disease, when he was just 28.

The one-time athlete can no longer speak, breath, or eat on his own. However, his mind is untouched.

"We really hope by people seeing this happen to someone like Steve, they'll really pay attention," said Hope.

The one-hour documentary chronicles both highs and lows. It shows the couple getting married, just two months after Steve's diagnosis and the way he is today, bed-ridden.

Hope said the goal is to raise awareness and funding to find a cure for ALS. They also hope to spread a message many people never learn: We're never promised tomorrow; live for today.

"I really hope people are inspired to tell their loved ones they love them. Spend more time with their friends and family, go on more adventures, like we have," said Hope.

Hope for Steve premieres at The Buckhead Theater Sunday, June 1. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at https://www.xorbia.com/e/h4s/hope-for-steve-film-premiere/?referral=xt-buy-tix. All premier proceeds will go to Steve and Hope.

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