Success! With over $200,000 pledged towards Andy’s story, the goal has been reached. There are no words to say thank-you to all of Andy’s fans who contributed to that goal. Our Champion is surely flashing that smile, wherever he is now. :-)
Continue to spread word about Andy and his message, as any more money that we can all raise will surely help this project reach as far as it possibly can!
WELL DONE EVERYONE.

Success! With over $200,000 pledged towards Andy’s story, the goal has been reached. There are no words to say thank-you to all of Andy’s fans who contributed to that goal. Our Champion is surely flashing that smile, wherever he is now. :-)

Continue to spread word about Andy and his message, as any more money that we can all raise will surely help this project reach as far as it possibly can!

WELL DONE EVERYONE.

only less than $5k to go on Be Here Now . with 26 days to go, there is nothing to be said but well one to any and everyone who donated and/or spread the message that Andy wanted the world to hear, and now thanks to his beautiful fans, his wishes are on the brink of coming true.

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

only less than $5k to go on Be Here Now . with 26 days to go, there is nothing to be said but well one to any and everyone who donated and/or spread the message that Andy wanted the world to hear, and now thanks to his beautiful fans, his wishes are on the brink of coming true.

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

"We did video diaries. We have a man crying, ‘I’m terrified I’m going to die and I have to leave my children.’" - Vashti to People Mag

Read the full feature here

Remember, you can help Andy’s story be told by donating here. Tell all your friends and family too! BE HERE NOW

"We did video diaries. We have a man crying, ‘I’m terrified I’m going to die and I have to leave my children.’" - Vashti to People Mag

Read the full feature here

Remember, you can help Andy’s story be told by donating here. Tell all your friends and family too! BE HERE NOW

Almost there! over 80% pledged for Andy’s story over at Be Here Now - well done everyone! Well done. :-)

Almost there! over 80% pledged for Andy’s story over at Be Here Now - well done everyone! Well done. :-)

‘The big strong man I fell in love with was so fragile, as if he was made of tissue’ - Vashti Whitfield

Vashti’s interview with the UK’s ‘Daily Mail’ 6/23/2012 -
'Vashti Whitfield is sitting in the garden, explaining why her two young children get excited when a butterfly flutters past. ‘They call out ‘‘Hi Dad!’’ every time they see one,’ she says. 
It is the legacy of their father Andy, who died aged 39 last September after an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. He left seven-year-old Jesse and four-year-old Indigo with a beautiful image to remember him by.
‘In his final words to them, Andy said he had to go to sleep as his body didn’t work, that he was like a butterfly with broken wings, but he would always be with them, watching over them,’ says Vashti.’
Read the full Daily Mail article here

The big strong man I fell in love with was so fragile, as if he was made of tissue’ - Vashti Whitfield

Vashti’s interview with the UK’s ‘Daily Mail’ 6/23/2012 -

'Vashti Whitfield is sitting in the garden, explaining why her two young children get excited when a butterfly flutters past. ‘They call out ‘‘Hi Dad!’’ every time they see one,’ she says. 

It is the legacy of their father Andy, who died aged 39 last September after an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. He left seven-year-old Jesse and four-year-old Indigo with a beautiful image to remember him by.

‘In his final words to them, Andy said he had to go to sleep as his body didn’t work, that he was like a butterfly with broken wings, but he would always be with them, watching over them,’ says Vashti.’


Read the full Daily Mail article here
"I just feel settled. It’ll be interesting to see how I go when I get home, back in the mental-ness of the west.”

- Andy Whitfield

"I just feel settled. It’ll be interesting to see how I go when I get home, back in the mental-ness of the west.”


- Andy Whitfield

who else is watching Andy and company on ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ right now on Starz? :-)

who else is watching Andy and company on ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ right now on Starz? :-)

Manu Bennett (Crixus) and Antonio Te Maioha (Barca) lead a Haka, a traditional Maori dance, for Andy, at the close of filming “Gods of the Arena”.

From the ‘Be Here Now' film YouTube: “The cast and crew did this Haka for their friend and fellow “Spartacus” family member to help give him strength and express their support and love, on his journey. In fact, Andy gave them all his thoughts and love and strength which they carry with them now on their
own journeys through their lives.”

Rest easy, Champion.

USA - Beginning at 6 p.m. (PST) tonight, relive the grand adventure that brought us our Champion Andy as Starz presents a re-airing of ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ with episodes 1. ” The Red Serpent”, 2. “Sacramentum Gladiatorum” and 3. “Legends”.

With Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Viva Bianca, John Hannah, Craig Parker, Peter Mensah, Jai Courtney, Nick Tarabay, Katrina Law, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Dan Feuerriegel and Erin Cummings.

USA - Beginning at 6 p.m. (PST) tonight, relive the grand adventure that brought us our Champion Andy as Starz presents a re-airing of ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ with episodes 1. ” The Red Serpent”, 2. “Sacramentum Gladiatorum” and 3. “Legends”.

With Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Viva Bianca, John Hannah, Craig Parker, Peter Mensah, Jai Courtney, Nick Tarabay, Katrina Law, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Dan Feuerriegel and Erin Cummings.

"I think I’m just so numb from too much information that I just don’t know how I feel right now."

- Andy Whitfield

"I think I’m just so numb from too much information that I just don’t know how I feel right now."

- Andy Whitfield

“I mean I was exhausted by the end of the first season, but I’m pretty sure anyone would have been. It’s one of the most extreme things I’ve ever gone through. And uh, there was a lot of pain at the end of that - wasn’t sure what it was, and it wasn’t going away, and ended up being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.”
- Andy Whitfield

I mean I was exhausted by the end of the first season, but I’m pretty sure anyone would have been. It’s one of the most extreme things I’ve ever gone through. And uh, there was a lot of pain at the end of that - wasn’t sure what it was, and it wasn’t going away, and ended up being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

- Andy Whitfield

A Tale of Two Thracians -
wanted to share a piece of fan-art I did, to celebrate closing in on $125,000 over at Be Here Now.  Hope you all enjoy it! Well done on the funding everyone - only 37% left to go!
:)
(*note* view in hi-res!)

A Tale of Two Thracians -

wanted to share a piece of fan-art I did, to celebrate closing in on $125,000 over at Be Here Now.  Hope you all enjoy it! Well done on the funding everyone - only 37% left to go!

:)

(*note* view in hi-res!)

"We have a way in our lives and worlds where, if we really focus on something and we really want to make something happen, we put absolutely everything into it."

Vashti Whitfield

Happy Father’s Day, Andy. You are loved. You are missed. You are here.
photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

Happy Father’s Day, Andy. You are loved. You are missed. You are here.

photo courtesy of Vashti Whitfield

Our Champion’s appearance on the U.S. talk show “Chelsea Lately” - Chelsea was being very cheeky with Andy, and he took it all in stride, although she does mange to embarrass him - just a little. ;) Watch the very funny interview in which Andy’s brilliantly charming personality takes center stage.

(note: the video plays, you have to wait a few moments for DailyMotion to load through!)