Meet my wife’s boyfriend. Well, not really, but: for two years now, she’s been talking about Andy Whitfield — the star of the TV show Spartacus — and she remains a cheerleader for him now, though Whitfield is no longer with us, having died after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Well, the late actor’s story is now told in a unique documentary called Be Here Now, and only now, thanks to its trailer, do I see what she’s seen in him all along.
Whitfield didn’t just play a fearless warrior. The film depicts the reality of his illness and how he and his family faced and dealt with it, and it really is an inspiration. See for yourself:
Be Here Now is a now a fully-funded Kickstarter film, but it can still use your help. My wife and I will be kicking in ourselves. Learn how you can too, here.
See also: Death and Dying: A Shambhala Sun Spotlight | Practices for Difficult Times: A Shambhala Sun Spotlight | Caregiving and Practicing With Illness: A Shambhala Sun Spotlight | Be Love Now: A Q&A with Ram Dass