"Rudy" movie inspires author's new book

The University of Notre Dame has a special chapter in a new inspirational book scheduled to be released this fall.

Fifteen years ago, NewsCenter 16 reported the story of Don Brown, the Massachusetts man who walked from Boston to San Francisco after a nasty factory accident kept him from walking for five years.

Now, more than a decade later, the recent retiree - who had a morphine drip during his hospital stay - is an author and motivational speaker.

Notre Dame and the movie Rudy were crucial in inspiring his new book The Morphine Dream. Rudy is a 1993 sports film about Rudy Ruettiger, who dreamed of playing football at Notre Dame.

“Anybody that needs a lift, I recommend them to watch Rudy because you can't say to me after watching Rudy that you can't do something, because look what he did and look where he came from to do it."

The Morphine Dream, the first of seven books that Brown is authoring, is set to be released in early September, and will be available for purchase online.


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