As a follow-up to my last article about our relationship to illness, I recently came across a very interesting documentary on Netflix. Entitled “Lea and I”, it tells the story of two very close friends who decide to travel to South America in search of a cure. Indeed, the central character of the documentary is Léa Moret, a nice young woman of Belgian origin living in the United States, who suffers from cystic fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease mainly affecting the lungs. People suffering from this disease, considered incurable, have a rather low life expectancy. Léa does not really seem to care though, or at least does not take her disease too seriously. She smokes, does not take her treatment conscientiously… Yet her initiatory journey will lead her to take a new look at her condition.
The documentary is very interesting, as it also shows, without judgment, all the aspects related to alternative medicine. Patients’ expectations, the unreasonable promises of some therapists, some really intriguing results, some disappointments too… I think that those who are interested in these subjects will appreciate this documentary. I personally found it very inspiring.
You can watch the full documentary here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81150918