Ami Ankilewitz

 

 

Age: 41

 

Summary: Israeli subject of the award-winning documentary 39 Pounds of Love during his battle with spinal muscular atrophy, an extremely rare and often fatal condition that limits physical growth and movement, who continued to survive the debilitating illness despite a doctor's prediction that he would live for only six years, who weighed only 39 pounds as an adult and had use only one finger during his lifetime, in which the film was screened at the Palm Beach International Film Festival in south Florida and won the Best Documentary category at the Ophir Awards given by the Israeli Academy of Film.

 

 

Cause of Death: Not released

 

Born: circa 1968

 

Died: September 20, 2009

 

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel