Imagine waking up and suddenly not being able to walk to the bathroom. Or opening your eyes in the morning to find you lost your vision as you slept. It’s your body shutting itself down, fighting itself. It’s a disease. Between waking up and eventually falling asleep, you spend almost every waking moment fighting fatigue and this physical uncertainty by attacking back at the disease that’s attacking you. And you do it on every possible front. Now imagine trying to keep that struggle so quiet for fear of worry consuming those you care about. How will you ever find love or build a family in a situation so unstable? It sounds terrifying. That is the life of a feisty first generation Polish-Canadian named Patrycia Rzechowka. “Fighting Through The Fog” is a look at the type of quiet hero that struggles around us with an invisible illness that has no regularity, consistency, or scientific pattern. Multiple Sclerosis has alarmingly high rates of diagnosis across North America, with even much higher rates across the Canadian Prairies, have it affecting millions of people worldwide, 75% being women. Our hero, slowly learning not to hide, has devoted herself to the daunting task of eliminating the disease. Patrycia stays active not only to combat her MS, but by participating as a fundraiser, volunteer, research subject, advocate, and spokeswoman. Her advocacy work to raise awareness on episodic illness, in part, started

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because of an experience of being “left behind” after a top-notch application with the Edmonton Police Service failed after she revealed she had MS, crushing her dream of becoming a police officer. But … this isn’t a tragedy or a healthcare story. Patrycia’s story is about the drive to succeed in the midst of a constant struggle and learning to accept and make the most of what you are given. Patrycia is a warrior, ambassador, advocate, philanthropist, and a determined, compassionate soul. And, it might even become a love story … something she so desperately wants … to just be loved.



Date: May 14, 2024
Location: Metro Cinema – Edmonton, AB


Date: October 24, 2023
Location: Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre, 357 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2C1
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Date: November 9th, 2023
Doors Open: 6:30PM – Screening: 7:00PM
Location: Landmark Cinemas 9 Edmonton City Centre
10200 102 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T5J 4B7

In 2019, a short-film was made about the incredible resiliency of a young woman living with MS. There was so much more to tell about her story we now bring you the feature length documentary about the struggles and triumphs of Patrycia Rzechowka. 

We are excited to announce this special presentation of Fighting Through The Fog on November 9th followed by a Q+A with Patrycia Rzechowka and Director Kelly Wolfert! VIP tickets include After Party.

VIP After Party at District 102 is sponsored by Fillmore Construction and is your opportunity to meet Patrycia and mingle to discuss the film. Please ensure you purchase a VIP ticket to attend the After Party (ticket includes a free drink and appetizers).


Kelly Wolfert

Kelly Wolfert, Krystal Moss

Kelly Wolfert, Braden Rooke

Executive Producers
Kelly Wolfert, Arja Sanfillippo

Director of Photography
Kelly Wolfert

Krystal Moss

Alec Harrison

Post-Production Sound
Johnny Blerot Sound Inc.

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