From TV superheroes to the every day superheroes – Wayfarer Entertainment has changed the game on The CW.

‘My Last Days’, executively produced by Justin Baldoni, Rainn Wilson, Ahmed Musiol, Farhoud Meybodi and Sam Baldoni, is a docuseries that follows the lives of six real-life superheroes, who in spite of their illnesses strive to make a positive impact on the world.

I had the pleasure of attending an intimate screening at Soho House to watch 19-year-old Claire Wineland and Darth Vader who both took me on an inspirational and truly uplifting journey.

First up was Darth Vader from Canandaigua, N.Y., a man who has been battling leukemia for the last 14 years. During Darth’s episode, we got a glimpse of his life and how his diagnosis has affected him and his family, specifically his daughter. The man is a real life machine and he has not allowed his leukemia to impact on him physically. Despite his illness and the challenges this presents, Darth has managed to complete more than 50 Tough Mudder competitions, which involve military-style obstacle courses and endurance sequences. As if that wasn’t enough he has also competed in 37 half-marathons.

The most touching and humbling part of watching Darth and his journey is that he genuinely wants no sympathy, from anyone. Half of his friends at the Tough Mudder competition didn’t even know he is suffering from leukemia. His fearless, yet wonderfully kind, spirit really is something to behold.

I then had the pleasure of watching 19-year-old Claire Wineland from Venice, CA, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. Wow. At such a young age Claire has achieved things that many people don’t even manage in an entire lifetime. Her bubbly personality, sense of humour and infectious smile were joyful to behold and quite simply inspiring. She founded Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc., a non-profit providing support to the children and families affected by cystic fibrosis, she is already a best-selling author and a TEDx speaker. Her accomplishments are abundant, however, for me the biggest impact was to see a normal, 19-year-old girl thoroughly enjoying life and making the most of every single second.

I had the privilege of watching two incredible journeys, with four more to look forward to – Kat Lazo’s, Kendrick David Evans’, Isabel Bueso’s and Jess Oldwyn’s.

It is so exciting to see a shift in the content that is being produced and aired on television. Moreover, the CW president Mark Pedowitz has already confirmed another season of My Last Days. The project began as a digital series but Pedowitz and others at The CW thought it deserved a broader and more substantial audience.

The three-night special will air at 9 PM Wednesday-Friday August, 17-19 on The CW. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.

About The Author

Michelle Ganney
Contributing Editor

Although born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Michelle was raised in England from the age of 2 years old. She discovered her love of writing at University with an overriding interest in the entertainment and lifestyle world.

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