Joining forces to beat childhood cancer and raise awareness, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology, along with other cancer-related organizations, have been selected by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation to receive a portion of the box-office proceeds from the North American release of the upcoming film, Ways to Live Forever.
According to the film's trailer, "12-year old Sam has leukemia, and although the adults in his life don’t want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. Together with his best friend, Felix, he embarks on a "scientific investigation" with questions, observations, evidence, reflections, and lists of all the things he wants to do someday -- like breaking a world record, flying in a blimp, kissing a girl for the first time, and experiencing what it’s like to be a teenager. They discuss ways they could live forever."
When you first think about it, living forever might seem like a blessing. You would never worry about death and could continue living life each day without worry of injury or illnesses that could possibly harm you. However, living forever, of course, has its downfalls. For one, you would out-live all of your loved ones and celebrations such as anniversaries and birthdays wouldn’t seem so special. Carpe Diem would have a different meaning and, in a sense, life would be taken for granted.
Besides the obvious meaning of "living forever," there are other symbolic ways to achieve the same thing. What kind of legacy do you want to leave for future generations? It’s not often a question you think of, but how would you live forever?
Hear Sam’s thoughts on living forever in the film, Ways to Live Forever, which opens in theatres July 19-21.
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