In 2015, my close friend Jack Tuller asked me to record his thoughts. The project is a work-in-progress.
By all odds, Jack should not be alive today. In 1994, at the age of 32, he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given a prognosis of about a year. With loving support from his community, Jack had surgery that removed the tumor and part of his brain. It worked.
Post-surgery, Jack had some trouble reading. Some of his inhibition was removed with the brain tissue. But most people explained it as Jack being Jack. He resumed his busy life – work, friends, and travel.
And then 20 years later in 2014, doctors discovered the brain tumor’s return. This time around, Jack is no longer able to work. He is refusing treatment other than medical marijuana, and the tumor is continuing to grow.
Facing an uncertain future (as we all do), Jack is consciously choosing to be happy and enjoy life. As the end appeared to be approaching, we temporarily paused filming in 2018. But we are planning to resume soon.
For all we know, Jack could outlive us all.