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This Moving Film About an Agency Staffer With MS Shows the Reality of Life With the Disease

Video Features Ogilvy's Kim Ball and Her Daughter

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Sep 14, 2016

Editor's Pick

Ogilvy Paris has created a powerful film about living with MS that features one of its very own employees -- Kim Ball, Ogilvy's global director of communications.

The video, created for the Rocky Mountain MS Center at which Ms. Ball was a keynote speaker at a gala last week, interviews her daughter, Sienna, speaking about the daily realities of life with her mom.

The film depicts Sienna riding on a skateboard behind her mom's wheelchair through the streets of Paris. What's touching is her honesty -- she mentions sometimes how she doesn't want people to know about her mother having MS, because she wants to be treated "normally" -- and the mature way in which she focuses on the positives, not the negatives, of living with someone who has the disease.

It makes for an inspiring and thought-provoking film. From the perspective of the Creativity team, we were incredibly moved to discover something we hadn't realized about someone whom we work with regularly -- perhaps an all-too-common reality in a world so reliant on digital and mobile communications.

Donations can be made to the Rocky Mountain MS Center through this site.

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Credits

Date
Sep 14, 2016
Agency:
Ogilvy Paris
Client:
Rocky Mountain MS Center
Executive Creative Director:
Susan Westre
Director/Copywriter:
Nick Bakshi
Editor:
Erin Bowser

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