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The King and Me

Director:
Dave Blackburn, Curt LaFurney
Producers:
Dave Blackburn, Jeremy Spear

The story of fastpitch softball pitching legend Dave Blackburn, the only American Player in the Israel Softball Hall of Fame. Dave is the only Maccabi USA athlete (any sport) to participate in 7 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. As a passenger in a near fatal head-on automobile accident in August of 2010, Dave spent 54 days in a coma, 117 days bed-ridden, and 10 months in Hospitals lost his ability to walk, and lost his lower right leg. The movie shows Dave in recovery, triumphantly returning to Israel to compete in Table Tennis within the Paralympics 19th World Maccabiah Games.