Southeastern Louisiana University student Dylan Domangue had more of a challenge than most on his way to becoming one of the top student broadcasters in the nation. He had to overcome cerebral palsy.
“12 seconds at birth,” a special documentary about Domangue’s remarkable journey and triumph in the face of an incurable motor disability, will debut on the Southeastern Channel at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5. The 17-minute program covers Domangue’s story from childbirth, when he first became afflicted with cerebral palsy, through his four years at Southeastern, where he won multiple national and regional broadcasting awards for news, sports and videography, including first place in the nation for both news videography and a live Southeastern football game broadcast he produced and directed for ESPN-Plus.
A native of Houma, Domangue not only produced, shot and edited the documentary, but also conducted all of the interviews in the show, including those with his parents, Josh and Krista Domangue, and grandparents, Deborah and Karl Unbehagen. He also interviewed friends, cohorts and teachers from childhood through college.