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Leonard Nimoy’s Daughter Planning COPD Documentary

Julie Nimoy and David Knight Launch Documentary Project: “COPD: Highly Illogical – A Special Tribute to Leonard Nimoy”

Julie Nimoy, daughter of Leonard Nimoy and her husband David Knight are planning a documentary dedicated to the “Star Trek” actor called, “COPD: Highly Illogical – A Special Tribute to Leonard Nimoy.”

Diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) in 2013, Nimoy died due to complications related to the disease in February.

With a focus on shedding light on COPD and its effects, the film promises to educate viewers through Nimoy’s and others personal stories and give information on the latest advancements in treatment.

“Generations of science fiction fans know my father Leonard Nimoy as his iconic character, Mr. Spock on the starship Enterprise. His message, ‘Live Long and Prosper’ has resonated through the generations and became a siren call for those of like mind.” Julie Nimoy said of her father on the crowdfunding website First Giving. “The documentary will educate viewers about COPD through Leonard’s and others personal stories of courage as well as the latest information about treatments and the quest for a cure.”

With a goal of $500,000, the project has already raised 40%, as of this writing, due in part to a large contribution by the Novartis Pharmaceutical Group.

RELEASE:

COPD: Highly Illogical – A Special Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

A New Documentary by Julie Nimoy and David Knight

Julie Nimoy, daughter of Leonard Nimoy and her husband David Knight invite you to play a role in a true labor of love.

Generations of science fiction fans know my father Leonard Nimoy as his iconic character, Mr. Spock on the starship Enterprise. His message, “Live Long and Prosper” has resonated through the generations and became a siren call for those of like mind.

After Dad’s untimely passing due to complications related to COPD, my husband and I committed ourselves to continuing his message through a very special project– a documentary dedicated to him called, COPD: Highly Illogical – A Special Tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

Diagnosed with COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, in 2013, Leonard took to social and traditional media to bring this common, but often undiagnosed disease, to light. In his last interviews and through Twitter, he reached out to educate his fans, openly discussing COPD, which affects as many as 30 million Americans.

COPD is a complex and often insidious disease and it caught up with the universe’s favorite Vulcan. His Twitter messages, which ended with his familiar LLAP – “Live Long and Prosper” – focused on encouraging people to quit smoking and highlighting his struggles with COPD.

COPD: Highly Illogical – A Special Tribute to Leonard Nimoy is our way to continue his mission. The documentary will educate viewers about COPD through Leonard’s and others personal stories of courage as well as the latest information about treatments and the quest for a cure.

We invite you to support this meaningful project. Please join us and shed light on COPD – a disease that affects so many people we know and love.

For more information or to contribute to the project, visit FirstGiving.

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