April 23, 2006 - Posted at 12:50 p.m. CST
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) _ Shawn Bridges is dying. Meth has
damaged his heart and left him barely able to speak.
The 34-year-old from Cape Girardeau hopes a documentary he
commissioned about his slow, agonizing decline will speak volumes
to children and others headed down a similar path to drug
As the half hour documentary ``No More Sunsets'' shows, Shawn
Bridges' life now isn't much. He is largely bedridden and needs a
feeding tube for nourishment.
He decided he wanted to be the subject of the documentary after
he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. A pastor eventually
hooked him up with a videographer for W-S-I-L -T-V in Carterville,
The documentary costs 20 dollars.
Videographer Chip Rossetti says the price covers roughly the
cost of shooting the documentary, then mass-producing and shipping