Darius Goes West :: A Journey to Sell a Million DVDs

Darius Weems is a 15-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - an ultimately fatal disease - who had never left his hometown of Athens, Georgia. In the summer of 2005, he and a group of young college students traveled across the country in a wheelchair-accessible RV. Their goal was to reach Los Angeles and convince MTV's hit show, "Pimp My Ride," to customize Darius's wheelchair. His journey was filmed and turned into the documentary Darius Goes West, which was the most-awarded documentary film of 2007. Now Darius is on a new journey - and he needs your help!

One Year. One Million DVDs.

The Million DVD fundraiser has begun! The goal of the DGW Foundation is to sell one million copies of Darius's Award winning film, in roughly one year - beginning September 1st, 2008 and ending on Darius's birthday, Sept. 27th, 2009.

Check Out the Trailer!

How Can You Help?

The best way you can help the campaign is to buy a DVD. Each DVD is $20, with $17 of that going toward promising research intended to treat or cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the other $3 going towards making more DVDs.

  • For more information and to buy a DVD head to
  • Darius Goes West. One Year. One Million DVDs.

    Related Stories:

  • Prom Charities Come to The Rescue
  • Chidren International Profile
  • The 411 on Food Banks
  • The American Red Cross

    latest videos


    Coolest Pimp Out?

    • A Ford Mustang.
    • A Cadillac.
    • A Volkswagon Van.
    • Darius Weems's wheelchair.

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    iamalive posted in Say Anything:
    baby dont hurt me baby dont hurt me no more
    reply 18 minutes
    iamalive posted in General:
    once you stay on it for a while, you're never getting out "Zelittledoctor" wrote:The fact that everyone is so gullible that you can trick them into thinking a sponge is cheese.  heh
    reply 19 minutes
    RainbowPig posted in Food:
    Mcalisters deli club sandwich  :| Im so hungry now
    reply about 2 hours
    ThatOneMudkip posted in Debating:
    No, I think its a part of of u.s history and its not racist nor disrespectful, if you think it is your some ignorant idiot.
    reply about 5 hours
    hugebear posted in Say Anything:
    reply about 5 hours

    play online games