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Tribute to Ron Kovic at MY HERO'S Art of Healing Gala 2023

Directed by: MY HERO Project | Starring: Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone, Tom Cruise, | 2023 | United States

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Watch this short film made to honor Ron Kovic at MY HERO's Art of Healing Gala on Saturday, April 29 when members of the Laguna Beach community, and friends of The MY HERO Project gathered in a screening room at the Laguna Art Museum to honor local and global heroes and celebrate MY HERO’s nearly 30 years of sharing uplifting stories with the world. 

Ron Kovic, is an artist, peace advocate and author three books, including the New York Times bestseller Born on the Fourth of July, which was adapted into an award-wining film by Kovic and director Oliver Stone. Each year, Ron sponsors the Ron Kovic Peace Prize at the MY HERO International Film Festival. Accepting his hero award, Kovic thanked MY HERO Director and FOunder Jeanne Meyers and spoke about his journey after being paralyzed from the chest down in Vietnam. Kovic read an excerpt from his upcoming new book’s chapter on “The Art of Healing.”

“No human being is the same after being involved in this kind of horrific conflict. You’re never quite the same.” Kovic, told the audience, “Art is a healer. For anyone who has painted, or created in any way, it does take you to a different place.”

For More Information

Art of Healing Press Release
The Ron Kovic Showcase