Fans of Andy Whitfield and fans ofSpartacus: Blood and Sand , the show Whitfield starred in before he succumbed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, are being asked by a documentary filmmaker to make donations to help him finish a documentary about Whitfield's battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma called Be Here Now according to an article at TVGuide.com.
In September 2011, Andy Whitfield died at the age of 39. He had been diagnosed with NHL just a year and a half after his diagnosis.
He underwent treatment and things looked good, but unfortunately, his disease proved refractory. He was given very low chances of survival after front-line therapy failed.
Filming his search for treatment
Whitfield and his wife Vashti therefore got together with filmmaker Lilibet Foster in an attempt to chronicle his struggle with the disease while he explored his medical and alternative healing options in Australia, New Zealand and India.
Foster and the other filmmakers need fans' help to raise the remaining funds needed to finish editing the film and they are appealing to both Spartacus: Blood and Sand , and Whitfield's fans to donate to the film through kickstarter.com.
The fundraising page at kickstater.com reads,
"Be Here Now transcends the subject of cancer and becomes a universal life-lesson about living fearlessly, going for your dreams, embracing each moment and living in the present - despite the potential outcome."