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Dina The Love Story

Dina premiered at the Kimmel Center on October 9th. On the red carpet was The Arc Alliance’s Board member and Self-Advocate Patrick Hughes. Dina was co-created by Documentarian Dan Sickles.

Dan’s Father, Ed Sickles III father a long-time board member of The Arc Alliance, had been a friend and a mentor to the eponymous Dina since he taught her at the local high school, eventually helping to co-found the Kiwanis Abington Aktion Club, asocial/leadership/community service organization for adults living with a disability, of which Dina is a long-time and dedicated member. Dan had known Dina his entire life, and once Dina revealed some big, big news — she was engaged! — the crew knew they had found their focus.

Patrick was a former student of Ed Sickles III and close friend of Dina. He lives in Glenside, PA with his parents Tom and Cathy Hughes, Matt and Tommy Hughes are his brothers. Patrick at 42 years old is active in his community and has been employed at Sunrise of Dresher for over 10 years. He is a huge sports fan and current member and treasurer of the Abington Aktion Club where he and Dina connect regularly. Patrick was excited for the Red Carpet event but even more thrilled with his life long friend Dan Sickles success with the documentary Dina.

Patrick has been and will always be honored to be mentored by Ed Sickles III and proud to consider Ed’s Son Dan a true friend!

Tickets and locations for local showings are available:

October 12:  Ambler Theater (evening) Tickets HERE

October 13, 14:  Ritz Five theater (evening) Ticket Information HERE

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