A couple years ago (wow, really?) a film crew contacted me. They were looking for people with end-stage disease to film. I was wary. I had been contacted in the past by reality shows, and I didn't want my life and family on display. But this was different - they wanted to do a documentary series on how people manage with a terminal diagnosis, and it was going to be uplifting. So I said I would do it.
And, I did. The series is called My Last Days, and my segment is called "Meet Ann." One of the younger people they profiled was a songwriter, and right as he died, his song became a hit, which I'm sure was a comfort to his family. This short is the one that they are using as an example and if you haven't seen it yet, you should.
The people who did the filming are the nicest people, and I'm still in touch with them. Today, I got a notice that it is the last day for voting - they are up for a Webby Award, and against big film companies and media outlets.
So I am asking you to vote, to reward them for doing uplifting, life-affirming programming. By doing that, you will be saying that what you want to watch is hopeful and true.
You have to sign up to vote but you can log in with facebook or twitter or create an account.
Vote for My Last Days here:
And, if you haven't watched the series yet, please do. Mine is in the upper right corner of this blog. Many of the people have subsequently died but I am still chugging along!