EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A University of Central Oklahoma music professor's struggle with multiple sclerosis will be featured in a PBS documentary airing next week.
The documentary on Jim Klages, "Healed: Music, Medicine and Life with MS," airs July 8 on OETA.
The film tells the story of Klages — an accomplished musician and cornet soloist for the United States Marine Band— who was slated to perform at former President George H.W. Bush's inauguration in 1989.
But Klages woke up that morning to an unusual, unshakeable tingling in his left arm which led to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, the autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.
The film documents Klages' illness, love of music and path toward recovery.
For more information about the film, visit www.healedthefilm.com .