Until Forever (2016) Script


Alright, ladies, let's move to the sanctuary.

I just, give me one second.


Lord, give him strength.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.


11. 11.

12. 12.

13, 14,

15, that's the number after 14, 16.

Alright, guys, you did good.

I'll see you next week, okay?

Good, get outta here.

Ben Boom.

Boom, baby.

Yeah. You gonna help me out next week? Of course.


See you later.

Good job, man, see you Monday.

Have a good week. You, too.

I'm not exactly sure when it was that I fell in love with Michael Boyum.

Hi, Michael?

Yeah, you're Michelle, uh, Danny's sister.

When we met, I don't think either of us really knew what real love even was.

I did know he was cute.

Not quite as cute as he thought he was.

With those stunning blue eyes like Leonardo DiCaprio from Titanic and there was just something about him that connected with me.

It looked fun.

Anyone can join if you're interested.

Oh, that's, that's cool.

Um, yeah, I'll think about it.

You're really gonna think about it?

I promise. 'Cause those flyers are expensive. Oh.

You'd be awesome at it.

We'll get you a GI and teach you some moves, you're gonna be a ninja in, like, two weeks.

My guns are huge.

I'm just kidding.

Okay, I'll see you, see you at school.


Hey, Michelle?


Uh, do you want to uh, do you want to go get a milkshake with me?

Yeah. Really?

Yeah, sure. Let's go right now. Okay.

Come on. It's a good thing I'm not busy. I know, that would have been really awkward...

You know what would have been weird?

If I'm like, oh, I've actually got math homework.

You do? No.

Okay, good.

Sure, it was just puppy love, but we thought it was more.

We both got grief for it.

Don't you need your shoes?

I'm a ninja, what do I need shoes for?

♫ I love to see you smiling, ♫ in the morning sun

♫ It makes me realize

♫ that you are the one We're gonna find it. No, we're not.

The internet says it's here.

Hey, buddy, give me one more second.

Hey, guys, did you find that geometry thing yet?

It's a geocache, it's treasure that people put in a box from all over the world.

Yeah, that's great, keep going, keep going, farther.


10 bucks says he drops it.

10 bucks says you throw it off the bridge.



Can't catch! Perfect toss!

Hey, uh, bro, I think I found your treasure right here.

Michelle, find the geocache.

So, you two are officially going out?


Cradle robber.

Two years, jerk, two years.

A lot of girls date older boys.

I don't know, somethin' about him, he's too nice.

Too nice? Yeah.

Boys his age have a one-track mind.

This nice-guy thing is just an act.

Would you just let the girl eat in peace?

I have spoken.

Ooh, a senior, I'm just an itty-bitty sophomore, helpless to your upper-classman charm.

I really like her, she's a sweet girl.

And men should really date women younger than them.

Why's that?

'Cause women mature quicker than men.

The age difference balances it out.

You know, you're outnumbered, you're 4-to-1.

Mmm, does James count?


♫ La La La La La La

♫ Oh

♫ La La La La La La

♫ Oh.

♫ I love to run my hand across your hand

♫ There's nothing I could do

♫ and there's nothing I can't

♫ I love to love you so

♫ Let all my feelings go

♫ I love to run my hand across your hand

Madame, tonight, I will be your waiter.

May I offer you some of our finest sparkling water.

You are so weird, but a good weird.

I know.

He worked for a barbecue company and insisted on driving us everywhere in the pigmobile.

I came to hate that thing.

I could never explain to my friends why I always smelled like pork.

No, no, I am not going to prom in the pigmobile.

No, I'm not doing it.

Stop looking at me like that.

No, oh, Michael, you kill me.

I have Michelle Larson with me.

I'm driving a pig to prom with Michelle Larson.


Michael was an enthusiastic dancer.

He did not care how he looked.

I love you.

You're not supposed to say that unless you mean it.

I do mean it.


Why do I love you? Yeah.

Uh, 'cause you're pretty and you're silly, and awesome and because you're my soul mate.

Well, someday I'll be old and wrinkly I might smell Gross.

Don't say that.

I'll always love you.


I think you're my soul mate too.

Hey, guys.

Hi Hey.

Want some?

It's good. Come on.

There's only one ninja in this family.

Take it off, take it off, shut this door, man.

Grab a sandwich.

They're really good, they are really good.

I was his Rose and he was my Jack.

Neither one of us saw what was waiting in the darkness.



Good kick, buddy.

Same stance, do another punch with the back hand.

Ichi Ni San Shi Go Ichi Ni I'm not feeling too good, okay?

Alright, why don't you take off, get some rest.

See you next time.

San Shi

Look, look, look, you tell me you can't see that?

That is obviously a hunter with a bow shootin' his arrows at that octopus.

Octopus right there. Oh, my, whatever.

Whatever. That's what it is.

It's a fact.

Oh, I just saw a shooting star.

I saw it first, so I get to make the wish.

Go for it.

You have to hurry, though, because once it's gone, you can't make the wish anymore, and then, you won't have a wish, so you got, did you make it, you got it?

What'd you wish for?

I'm not gonna tell you.

Sorry, I'm sorry.

Alright, tell you what, if you can't answer one simple, little, tiny question, then you have to tell me what you wished for, k?

What kind of question?

Trivia, about what's out there.

Go for it, space nerd.

Space nerd.

How many planets are in our solar system?

Uh, well, Pluto is not a planet anymore, so, eight Good, I thought I was gonna stump you with that one.

Double or nothing?

What you got?

Alright, Larson's gettin' cocky here.

How many stars are in the galaxy?

Our galaxy? Yes, our galaxy, the Milky Way galaxy, how many stars?


A lot, a lot.


A million?

Is that your final answer?

One hundred million?

One hundred to 400 billion.


That's a lot of stars.

And that's just our galaxy.

You ever wonder what it all means?

What's God up to?

You okay?


You've been touching your neck a lot, I wondered.

Oh, I've had a sore throat and I went to the doctor a couple days ago and they took my blood and then they didn't like how the blood looked, so they want to do more tests.

What does that, what didn't he like?

What does that mean?

I don't know, I don't know, I think I'm fighting a virus or something.

It's really nothing.

Well I wish you would have told me, 'cause then I could have wished for you to feel better.

Michelle, that is so sweet.

You are the sweetest person I've ever met.

Seriously, what was your wish?

Please, tell me.

Okay, fine, I wished that on our next date maybe we could have seafood?

Are you, really, that's what, you had a wish on a shooting star passing through our magical galaxy and you waste it on seafood?

Okay, I'm sorry, barbecue gets a little bit old.

I hate seafood.

I love it.


Ms. Larson, on our next date, I will take you to get seafood.

Thank you.

Ah, no, I don't want to get your germs, Mr. Germy.

Mr. Germy?

Well, you're gonna have to catch me.

Hey, you're leavin' the sandwiches.

I'm sorry.

Hey, stop. I don't like barbecue. Michelle!

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, it's a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Normally, we see this in older patients, usually around 60 or so, but sometimes in people your age, and even younger.

In AML, the bone marrow makes abnormal blood cells that don't form properly and can't fight infection.

These leukemia cells then crowd out the normal blood cells that your body needs.

AML can be very aggressive, so we need to get chemotherapy treatment started as soon as possible.

That okay?


I promise you we will get the best treatment plan possible for Michael.

He's young, he can fight this.

You okay?

Uh, yeah, dude, I need to, um, I need to take my pills.

So, uh, what's our next step, then?

Go home, pack your bags.

You'll be staying here for the duration of the treatment.

He has to stay here the entire time?

The chemotherapy treatment will make his immune system virtually non-existent.

He'll be really vulnerable to infection.

Well, I have been wanting my own place.

Hello, I'm nurse Katie, nice to meet you, just follow me to your room.

I'd like us all to take a moment to say a prayer for a young man in our congregation going through a very challenging and difficult time in his life.

Michael Boyum was recently diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia.

I was reminded of a verse in Psalms, which reads, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, "but the Lord delivers them out of them all."

And I was immediately struck by the verse that followed, which says, "He keeps all his bones, "not one of them is broken."

This really struck a chord with me and I shared it with Michael's family, because it is in one's bones where things go wrong when a person has leukemia.

You'll feel some pressure, pressure, pressure, pressure.

Thank you.

They just stuck you with a big needle.

You don't need to say thank you.

We're gonna dedicate tonight's game to Matt's brother, Michael, who's bravely battling cancer.

I want to see that same fighting energy in every single one of you guys on the field tonight, alright?

Let's go out there and win this one for Michael Boyum.

Bring it in!

Give me a Spartans on three, one, two, three.


Alright, I'm gonna change out your tubing and you're free for 20 minutes. Have fun.

I feel the wind through my bald head.


Bonjour, the finest dinner for you, and, of course, souffle.

Hit me.


Hey. Hi.

Hey. Michael.

How are you? I'm fine.

I got this for you.

My goodness, look at that, it's our class.

Yes, it is.

And there we are. Yeah.

Couple of ninjas. Yeah.

Everybody sign this?

Yep, on it, everybody did.

Really cool, thank you.

Are you scared?

Do you remember when you were gonna test for your blue belt?

Yeah. And we were about to get started, and then you felt really scared and you ran off and I was like, "Ben, no.

"Where are you going?"

And then I had to come get you.

And then I told you that I'd seen you do those katas over 100 times and that you could do it!

So we went back in, we started the test, and then what happened?

And now I'm a blue belt.


You still scared?

Well, sometimes.


That's how I feel.

But I know that I have somebody with me same way that I was with you.

And then I'm not scared anymore.

And everything's gonna be okay.

Right? Right.

Come here.

Thank you for comin' to see me.

Yeah Blow it up.

I love you, man.

I love you, too.

Thank you so much.

You are the best.

You're the best, take care of the karate class, okay?

Yes, yes, I will. Awesome.

When'd you get a mustache?

If you change that channel one more time, woman.


There's seven channels. I know, they are all terrible.

I know.

I should go.


Are you sure it's okay?

Yeah. Like positive?


Yeah, it's okay.



I'll see you later.

See you later.

I'm really busy, I have a lot to do, so, bye.

She doesn't deserve this.

Sorry, I didn't mean to disturb you, I'm sorry.

No, it's okay, you don't have to leave.

There's plenty of space here.

I'm Michael.


It's good to meet you.

Yeah, you too.

So, do you like it here?

In the hospital?

No one likes hospitals.

It's not bad.

Yeah, my little girl's not doing so well.

I'm sorry to hear that.

How old is she?

She's five.

I haven't been to church in two years.

Now I'm here, selfishly begging for a miracle.

Doesn't make you selfish.

Maybe God's punishing me.

There's this verse in the Bible and it says something about the sun rising on the good and the evil and the rain falling on the just and the unjust.

Bad things aren't just happening to you and me, they're just happening.

Like that makes it any better, right?

Is there anything I can do for you?

Besides prayer?

That's really sweet, but no thank you.

It's already 9:30, um, I need to go or else I'm gonna miss my bus again.


It was nice talking to you, Michael.

Good talking to you.

Hey, um, do you need a car?


You said you were taking a bus, do you not have a car?

No, we had to sell our car to pay for medical bills.

When it rains, it pours, right?

Well, uh, if you can get past the smell and the color, and some other stuff, I think I can help you out.

Alright, guys, there she is.

My boss says he'll keep it gassed up for you guys and everything, how awesome is that thing?

That is amazing.

Let's hold back the excitement on giving my van away.

I'm not excited, I'm not excited at all.

Hey, I'm Michelle, nice to meet you This is Jim and Diana. Hi, I'm Michelle Here's the keys.

So, when do I get to meet your little girl?

The Princess and the Pig.

Is this for me?

Can I open it?

Now right now. Not right now?

Thank you, that's so sweet.


See you later.

You're goofy.

How cool was that?

Yeah, that was fun.

If I had never gotten sick, I never would have met her.


I mean, yeah, that part is good.

It is good.


We have to focus on what's good.

Yeah, you're right, I'm sorry.


Like you know what else is good?

What? There's pork in the cafeteria today, pork in the cafeteria. Yeah, so good.

Alright, boys.

I need starting O and a scouty defense on the ball.

We're gonna work on blitz pick up.

Hey, let's go boys, break it up.

One, two, three. Hussle it.

Four, five, six. Never quit.

Come on, let's go, hustle.


Hey, man, how's your brother?

He's fine. I want you to know, I'm praying for him.

Alright, guys, let's go, Spartan left, 37 lead toss, ready?

Come on, defense.

Red, 28, red, 28, set hut.

Boyum, get up, man.

Come on, defense, Get up, come here.

Hey, I know you got a lot goin' on right now, and I understand where you're comin' from, but, man, hey, look at me, I need you here right now, alright?

So get some water, take a couple of plays off.

Noctigal, you're goin' in for Boyum.

Take five, come on.


Hey, Matt.

What's wrong with your phone, it's broken or something?

What do you mean?

You're not answering my calls.

Trying to avoid me?

Sorry, it's just, um, you've been so busy with your brother being sick and all, I didn't want to bother you.

Call me sometime, I miss you.

Been all those AP classes, you know?

Boyum. Yeah?

Let's go. Call me.

Dad and I wanna have a talk with you.


Honey, we're just really concerned about you.

You're not getting enough rest.

Your school work is suffering.

My boyfriend has cancer.

What am I supposed to do?

He needs me right now.

Look, you've gotta give yourself a break, we don't like seeing you like this.

Like what?

How am I supposed to be right now?

I didn't know that this was gonna happen.

I didn't expect, please stop, just leave me alone.

Leave my room, please.


Here's the deal, my room's gettin' boring, time for some Yahtzee, what do you say?

I've still got five charts to finish here.

It can wait, Katie, please.

Get me out, I wanna go home, I wanna go home.

Mr. Fenton, are you okay?

You alright?

Your family just left, you're okay.

Just take a deep breath, it's fine.

I'm Nurse Katie, remember? Where's my son?

I know, it's just the new meds, you'll get used to 'em, don't worry, you're alright, you're alright.

You're alright.


I'm Michael.

I'm from down the hall.


Would it be alright if I read to you for a little bit?

This book always seems to make me feel better.

Take it.

See if I can find something.

"Look at the birds of the air, "they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, "and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.

"Are you not much more valuable than they?"

Don't. Who...

Don't you read to me that garbage.

I'm gonna do you a favor and I'm gonna tell it to you straight, okay?

You've probably carried that Bible around and you just reads about anyone that'll listen to ya.

Probably even think your Savin' souls, don't you?

And maybe you think that God put you in here so he'd give you a great opportunity to reach others.

But here's the one cruel irony, that unfortunately, you can't see with that young, naive mind of yours.

The one who needs saving is you.

Maybe that book you carry around makes you feel better about your situation, but I hope for your sake that you start learning how to deal with your problems in a real way, instead of hiding inside of this fairy tale.

Uh, I've read fairy tales.

Not a fairy tale.

Invisible creatures in the air all around us fighting for our lost souls?

And the only way to be redeemed is by a blood sacrifice of a God come to Earth and born of a virgin?

That's some fairy tale, son.

I came in here to make you feel better.

Looks like I did.

It was nice meeting you, you have a good night.

What if you're wrong and God is real?

How are you going to explain yourself to the Creator of the universe when all you've done is fight him?

I've tried to get a statue removed from the front of a courthouse, big deal.

If anything, God would need to explain Himself.

Like what?

Brain cancer in children?

Why would he allow that?

Babies born without their skulls?

Why would a supreme being create a world that is filled with misery and pain and then try to blame it on us?

And then I'm supposed to fall on my knees and worship this, this monster?

No, if God is real, then He's clearly a sadistic, blood-thirsty, evil being, and doesn't deserve even the slightest praise from our lips.

I don't understand.

Hey, man, it's James, I just wanted to call and let you know that mom, dad, and I are not going to be able to make it to your away game tonight, um, Michael's not doing too good, so we're gonna head over there, but, uh, anyway, good luck, man.

I know you're gonna kick some Bison butt tonight, so...

Here we go, Spartans, here we go.

Spartan left, 34 ISO.

Spartan left, 34 ISO. One to one.


Here we go, Spartans, here we go.


Time out, time out, time out.

Here's what we're gonna do, we're gonna go for two, we've gotta punch this in.

Win this in overtime, alright?

Gun left, 17 ISO.

Gotta run your tail off, bud.

You have got to block hard, alright?

It's the only way it's gonna work.

Let's win this thing.

Get in here, Spartans on three.

One, two, three. Spartans!

Hello there.

Hey, you, uh, barged into my room, so I thought I'd come and barge into yours.

What can I do for you?

Look, I brought you some reading material, since you sit here all day with your nose in that fairy tale.

These are awesome books.

Stephen Hawking, "A Brief History of Time", Richard Dawkins, "The Magic of Reality", and, of course, my favorite is Carl Sagan, "Cosmos".

I've read 'em.

You've read 'em and you still read that garbage?

Interesting theories by brilliant men.

Obviously, I don't agree with everything, but when I read those books, it reminds me what a great creator God really is.


Listen, right now is not the best time for a theological debate.

Maybe we can try another day.

'Cause the little girl died.

I'm sorry.

I know she meant a lot to you.

But she is in heaven, right?

I mean, that's what you believe.


Doesn't mean I understand it.

It hurts when a fairy tale starts to crumble away.

You may not have the same beliefs, and you might think I'm a wishful thinker, and that I'm naive, but you tell me what's harder to believe, that our finely-tuned universe that we live in, full of life, means nothing?

Or that God is given it more purpose than you and your books can even begin to understand?

He's the most brilliant mind.

We don't have to talk.

Can we just play dice?

You play Yahtzee?

I'll kick your butt.



It's not impossible.

No, you're changing out the dice.

I swear to you, I'm not.

Oh, I doubt you swear.

Maybe, it's God telling you that I'm right.


So, how long have you been a non-believer?

A free-thinker, you mean?

Okay, how long have you been a free-thinker?

Believe it or not, I was once naive like you.

So what changed ya?

If I had to pinpoint it on one thing, I'd say it was the war.

I came home and my marriage quickly fell apart.

I bought a cabin by the lake, took up carving, I tried to forget those images that were burned in my brain.

I used to think God was this all-powerful being who looked after us, but now I know better.

The only one who's looking after you, Michael, is you.

It's a pretty sad outlook on life.

It's just the truth.

Not for me, it isn't.

Oh, yeah?

And what makes you so special?

I'm not saying I'm special.

My life is no more or less amazing than anybody else's, but everywhere I look, I can see God's handiwork.

In everything.

You know what they call that, Michael?

They call that "confirmation bias."

You see anything that you want to see, and when it does not fit in your little box, you reject it.

I know what you're gettin' at, okay?

Yes, humans are pattern-seekers who see shapes in clouds and Jesus' face in potato chips.

That's fine, but, haven't you ever had something happen to you where you knew that it had nothing to do with chance.

That it had something to do with something greater than you?

In the world of random chance, things are bound to happen.

So nothing then?

Nothing what?

Nothing greater than you?

When we get out of this place, you're comin' with me up to my cabin, and after we catch our dinner, we're gonna carve away on a couple of blocks as the sun sets on the waters smooth as glass, and when the last rays of sunlight hits your face, you're gonna get the calls of a thousand voices that maybe you forgot shared this random, chaotic, painful, beautiful world with us.

Sounds good.

Then it's set then?

It's set.

You're gonna have to give me a couple of weeks, though.

I've been in this place too stinkin' long and who knows what it looks like now.

Gah, this game does not agree with me.

No, it doesn't.

Can we pick up on it later?


Ya know, Michael, science does have a answer to how we live in such a finely-tuned universe.

You ever heard of quantum mechanics?

I've heard of it. Yeah.

It predicts an infinite number of universes with different properties in each one.

Most are empty of life.

This one works.

So, maybe there's an alternate universe where you and I are playing Yahtzee cancer-free.

And I whip your butt every game.

An infinite number of universes with an infinite number of possibilities and you're saying there's no room for God?

There is no miracle, son, I'm sorry.

I wish I was wrong about that, but I'm not.

Hey, guys.

Hey, Dr. McAlpine.

Well, I thought I was comin' in here today to give you guys some bad news, to tell you that the second round of chemotherapy had failed, but, actually, it is pretty remarkable.

I've never seen anything like this in my career.

Yesterday, your blast cells were at 80% and today, this morning's tests, and I double-checked these tests.

You're in complete remission.

Now, there's a pretty good chance of relapse, so we need to start planning for a bone marrow transplant.

That planning means we need to find the best possible match for Michael, but for right now, get outta here.

You can go home.

I cannot wait to go on a proper date with you.

We can go to the movie theater and we can buy one of those really big buckets of popcorn and just drench it in butter, and buy all the candy...

That's such a good idea, because nothing says, "I just beat cancer" than going into cardiac arrest.

Hey, you can bring Sheila, we could make it a double-date.

No, no, no, I don't wanna intrude, you guys go.

What's wrong?

Do you guys wanna do something really cool?

Hi, I'm Michelle. Tony, it's nice to meet you.

Michael. Yeah, hi.

Nice to meet you. Nice meeting you.

I just wanna say it's really great what you're doing for my dad, I'm really happy, this is awesome.

You wanna get started?

Yeah, hang on just a second.

Alright, guys, come on out.

♫ Hey, I'm dreamin' again

♫ It's just like you to see everything I want to be

♫ I am awake at last

♫ I see my path

♫ waitin' right in front of me

♫ For

♫ you to

♫ Make what you make of it

♫ as the morning light breaks

♫ You gotta live your life

♫ like there's no tomorrow

♫ Make what you make of it

♫ to light the fire, oh so beautiful

♫ Make through the day

♫ just like there's no tomorrow

♫ Wonderful day

Today was a good day.

I agree.

Dr. McAlpine, he said I'd probably relapse.

I just really, really thought that it was gone for good.

Me too.

God gave us that miracle and then, it's like, he just took it away.

I just don't understand what He's doing.

I mean, all the people in that hospital, all of the children, Annalisa, why?

Why can't He just save everyone?

I don't know. Why?

Isn't that what you would do?

I just don't get it.

Come here.

Let me show you something.

You see that right there?

What am I looking at?


This little paint chip is our time on Earth.

And all this paint, all of it,

is eternity.

What does that mean?

Our time on Earth is a blink to the rest of it.

Death isn't the end of my journey.

Don't say death, Michael, please don't say death.

You're not gonna die, okay?

I'm not sayin' that, I'm not, it's just perspective.

That gives me peace.

I don't want to be afraid through all of this.

I understand that completely.

Can we just try to stay positive, please?

I know that the bone marrow transplant is going to work, I know it is, so we don't have to have all these eternity talks, okay?


I've got somethin' worth fighting for.


Stupid, stupid pigmobile.

Why'd you have to use the pigmobile?

Couldn't you have used, like, the stars in the sky or something?

Yeah, that probably would have been better.

Because I see this one up there and it's a hunter with a bow.

Oh. Shooting an octopus. Yeah, you're good.

That's funny.



Hey, dude.

Whatcha doin'?

Just lookin'.

If you're lookin' for that geocache, that was further down that way.

Treasure, nerd stuff.

You okay?

Sheila and I broke up.


I'm sorry to hear that.

So, whatever.

I've got dinner at the house if you wanna come eat?

I'm alright, man, I'll come in a bit.

I feel so blessed that this, the bone marrow's comin' from you.

You just think James is a pansy, don't you?

Total pansy, huge pansy.

Nah, man, I'm glad I could help.

See you at the house.

I need this to work, Mike.

I just feel like life keeps kicking me down and down and down and every time I try to get back up and fight it, it sweeps me under the rug.

I need it to work.

What are we havin'?


Ribs, pork, whatever you want.

Come on.

There he is, there he is.

How you feelin'?

I feel great.

You look great, bro.

Bone marrow day, bone marrow day, bone marrow day.

Hey, I have a little present from the munchkins.

Yeah, yeah, look at that.

Can't even spell.

Alright, this is it.

There it is, right there.

Ladies and gentleman, that is what the inside of Matt Boyum looks like, disgusting.

How does this work?

You just plug it in and then it goes right into his veins?

Yep, and once it hits his blood stream, it'll start to pick up his brother's traits.

That's right, he'll be better looking, he'll be more handsome, he'll be smarter.

Making women uncomfortable, these are things I'm looking forward to.

Ladies, Matt Boyum, here.

My older brother, he needed something from me, I gave, I stepped up, you remember this face.


Once I finish up here, in about 15 minutes, it'll all be in.

Matt Boyum, you're my hero.

Get the nurse.

Katie, Michael's burning up in there, he needs your help.

He'll get his next dose in about 30 minutes.

No, not in 30 minutes, you're gonna help him right now.

I can get you some cold towels, but that's all I can do.

You wanna get out of here?


Are you okay, do you need something?

We were at prom, we were dancing.

And then I twirled you and you looked so beautiful.

You wore that red dress.

So beautiful.


Stay still.

You okay?

You have to dance with me.

That dress is too good to pass up.

Can I come in?

Yeah, absolutely.

You look fantastic. Thank you.

You look great.

What day are you at?


100? Yeah.

That's good, that's good.

You're almost free.

Almost. [Mr. Fenton) You know, I want to thank you for what you did up at the cabin.

Tony, he wasn't supposed to tell you.

I know, he was never good at keeping secrets.

Apparently not.

I got a little surprise for you.

Wow, this is beautiful.

Oh, no, you're not converting me.

I also carve unicorns and fairies.

Fairy tale stuff, right.

You're a good kid, Michael.

Go conquer the world.

You're next.

Yeah, you can count on it.

Dear Heavenly Father, we are so thankful that you've healed Michael.

Let his life testify to your faithfulness.

You are the great Healer.

In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen.

I would like to propose a toast to the bone marrow king of Minnesota, my dear brother, Matt.

Hey, that is Mr. King Bone Marrow to you, alright?

I would like to say a prayer.

Uh, mom, dad just prayed.

Well, I would like to add something.

Matt, you need more prayer!

That I do!

Thank you, Lord, for bringing Michelle into our lives.

She's a beautiful gift to this family.

May you continue to bless her in everything she does, Amen.

I love you, guys.

Let's eat.

Let's start with the beef.


Don't answer your phone at the table, that's rude.

Hi, this is Michael.


Okay, hey.


Michael, who is it?

Uh, what does that mean?

Okay, thank you.

No, no, no, no, no.

What'd he say?

What'd he say?

What did he say?

No, no, no, no.

No, no.

I don't understand, you just got out of there.

You just got out of there.

Oh, honey.


I won't quit fighting.

I was really starting to get used to this idea of, uh, this healing God that you talk about so much.


Hey, Matt.

What are you doing?

Come here.

I can't.

Yes, you can.

There's no point.

Matt, listen to me, I know that this is bad, okay, and yes, my cancer's back, and yes...

It's not always about you, Mike!

I have pain, too, I hurt, too, but everyone looks at you and they feel so sorry for you.

I struggle, too, but no one cares.

I care, Matt, I care.

And mom, and James, and dad, we all love you.

Please can't you see that?

So much so that you didn't even know I quit the team.

You quit the team?

Matt, I'm sorry, okay?

I'm sorry you were overlooked and it's not going to happen again.

Just tell mom and dad I...

No, stop it, please, don't do this.

Tell 'em I love 'em, alright?

Mattie, please stop.

No, no, Matt.

Stop, stop.

Tell James, "I'm so sorry that I wasn't there

"to watch him grow up."

Tell him I'm sorry.

No, please, get down.

Get down.

Jesus loves you, Matt.

Jesus loves you.

What's in your blood?

What's in my head?

Don't be ridiculous.

It's not.

He loves you more than you know, I promise you.

Then where is He?

Where are you?

Where are you?

He's right here.

Matt, God sacrificed for you, for your life.

Just like you sacrificed for me.

Now, it's my turn.

Let me fight for you, please.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

Hey, hey, you about ready for a break?

Hi, uh, yeah, yeah, Michael's been asleep for, like, 30 minutes, so he's due for some Lorazepam soon and make sure that...

What's goin' on?

Oh, you're dad's here, so I'm taking off.

No, just stay for like, stay for like, 30 more minutes.

No, I can't, Michael, I have a lot that I need to do.

It's just 30 minutes.

I'm sorry. Really?

Yeah, I can't be here every night, Michael.

I just can't, I have a life of my own that I have to catch up on.

Please don't make me feel guilty about it.

I'm not trying to make you feel guilty about it.

Well, you're making me feel really, really guilty about it. I was asking...

♫ I remember you kindly

♫ the promise you made

♫ hold

♫ gracefully

♫ you won't be alone

♫ for long

♫ I'm with you ♫

Uh, could you give us a minute?


Marry me?


I love you.

Every time that I'm with you my heart still skips a beat.

You are the only person that I've ever met who I can just talk to for hours and hours and hours and time just disappears.

You make me laugh and you make me smile and you are just the most incredible person that I have ever met in my entire life.

You are a man of so much faith and so much integrity and you have my heart like nobody else does.

And I swear, I swear I am a strong woman, but when it comes to you, I just turn into this weak, pathetic, weird, awkward girl and it's dumb, it's dumb, but, but, uh, I just want you desperately.

There's no guarantee with me.

I know.

I love you.

I love you.

But you deserve someone who is going to be with you.

I deserve, I deserve you.

You are my soulmate.

Remember, you told me that.

You told me that and I believed that and, yeah, I really, really, really want to get away from all of this, too, because this really sucks.

This really sucks.

But you're a part of me and I'm a part of you and I know that we belong together.

I can't.

I'm really tired.

Can we talk about this later?

Some other time?

I don't think I can do this again, mom.

What are you up to?

I have always trusted that you had a plan for me.

Is this it?

Is this it?

Attached to this for the rest of my life?

How am I supposed to make a promise to her when I have no idea how much time I have left to give her?

No one knows how much time we have.

I'm sorry, son, but it looked like you needed some answers.

And I know you aren't going to hear anything from up there.

You're sick, yes, but in a way, we're all sick, always marching toward our inevitable conclusion.

You could be free of cancer today and drive away from this place and be hit by a bus.

The point I'm trying to make is this, until you die, son, you live.

Hi. Hey.

So, I was just about to go for a walk.

You wanna go with me?

Yeah, sure.

Okay, I have a surprise that I wanna show you.

What does that mean?

Uh, means we gotta use this again.

Remember this?

Yeah, I remember that.

Okay, come on.

Oh, my gosh. Don't peek.

I'm not peeking.

Too tight?

No, it's fine.

You look like a pirate.


Good, keep going.

Where am I going?

You know how much this makes me nervous.

You're doing great.

Uh, I don't feel great.

Oh, oh.

This is scary.

Where am I going?


Keep going, keep going.

Uh, this is terrifying.

I don't know which way.

Oh, my gosh.

Where are the pork sandwiches?

You actually got seafood?

Oh, my gosh.

I am so madly in love with you.

And when I look at you, I see a lifetime together.

I don't know what the future holds, but I want it to be with you.

You're the blessing of my life.

Michelle Larson,

will you marry me?




Look at that.

You're somethin' else.

You don't even like seafood.

But you love it.

♫ Will I

♫ with body broken

♫ hold resolve another the way

♫ for now I'll stand

♫ somewhere.

♫ Will it

♫ make a difference

♫ if what I do, ♫ or what I say

♫ is from my knees

♫ somewhere

♫ I wanna be there

♫ somewhere

♫ beside you

♫ beside you

♫ We'll always dance

♫ we'll always try

♫ forever more you'll be

♫ by my side

♫ I wanna be beside

♫ I wanna be beside you.

Do you see that?

That light?


What is it, what do you see?

It's in the ceiling.

It's so peaceful.

It's like the stars.

You're scaring me.

Don't be scared.

Michael, you're not gonna die.

Wanna know how I know that?


Because I can't take anything else.

I need God to show me that He's there.

I need him to show me that He cares about us and that He loves us.

He does.

Today, I had strength that shouldn't have been possible.

I walked down the aisle today and married the girl of my dreams.

Each and every day with you is a gift from God.

Don't be afraid.

I'm always afraid.

Do you need some water?

What's wrong?

I can't breathe.


Where are your pills?

This was just filled yesterday.

Yes, please, please hurry.

I can't breathe.

Hey, did you really take all your meds?


Call 911, call them now.

What's your name? Michael.

Michael, my name's Chris.

How long has this been going on?

It just started not that long ago.

Has he ever been like this before?

Not like this.

What kind of medical history does Michael have?

Um, cancer.

What kind of cancer?


Let me go.

I'm going to hold this up to your face...

Just let me die.

We're gonna start an IV on you, so we can give you medications.

The ambulance is on it's way.

Good job, Michael.

His heart could stop at any moment, so we're going to need to keep him here overnight.

Probably the next few days.

You're fortunate that you found him and that the paramedics got there soon enough.

Another 30 minutes, it would have been too late.

Has he ever tried to take his own life before?

We've had a few scares, but nothing like this.

When he wakes up, I'm gonna order a psych eval for him.

Ok, I'll check back with you later.

Thanks, doc.

Hey, I'm gonna go see how Mike's doing.


I just... Oh, I know.

I just can't take this.

I know, honey, I know.

Matt's here.

Yeah, I've had a lot of time to think in here and I've been blaming everyone and everything.

I blamed God, my medication, my doctors, and then I realized something, even when you were at your sickest, you always found a way to smile.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, um, I guess you could say we've been talking.

It has been the greatest honor of my life growing up with you and being able to call you my brother.

I, Michelle. I, Michelle.

Take you, Michael. Take you, Michael.

To be my husband. To be my husband.

I do promise in covenant before God.

I do promise in covenant before God.

And these witnesses.

And these witnesses.

To be your loving and faithful wife.

To be your loving and faithful wife.

In plenty and in want.

In plenty and in want.

In joy and in sorrow.

In joy and in sorrow.

In sickness and in health.

In sickness and in health.

For as long as we both shall live.

For as long as we both shall live.

I thought I had accepted God's plan for Michael's life, but really, I'd been holding out for healing and when it didn't come, I was lost, but in my sorrow, I missed the truly powerful thing that had happened right in front of my eyes.

In life, Michael was a teacher.

He taught people how to protect themselves and respect others.

He showed them what it meant to be a true and giving friend, and even where you could get the best barbecue ribs.

He helped a brother see the light through the darkness.

But the most important lesson was the one he made so clear to us in his life and death trial, the power of real faith.

Mr. Fenton, you were wrong when you said God wouldn't answer me that night.

He did, He sent you.

Thank you for being a true friend.