In 2004, on the day before Father's Day, Ron Sarfaty collapsed at Disneyland after suffering a massive stroke. Subsequently paralyzed on his left side and confined to a wheelchair, he was forced to give up his career as a military prototype developer. It took him two years to re-learn how to drive. Making things worse, on March 23 of this year, his van was totaled in an accident.
Sarfaty at McCabe's guitar shop
After his stroke, he began investing much of his time and energy into recording audio and video recordings for local musicians performing at house parties and venues around town. It was a hobby he had enjoyed since 1998, but with his newfound medical condition, Sarfaty's amateur videography work became less a hobby and more a way for him to engage with the local music community. He found that this work gave him a sense of purpose; the musicians he was working with found that Sarfaty's professional quality videos helped them to boost their visibility.More »