The Light of Family Burnam

The Light of Family Burnam

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Terminally-ill 10-year-old Wyler Burnam plans for his upcoming funeral with the help of his young-at-heart grandfather, Richard. Wyler's father, Michael, struggles with the fact that his son will soon be gone. Having already experienced the loss of his wife a few years earlier, Michael feels helpless as the people he loves most are slowly being torn from his life. Furthermore, Michael's father Richard seems reluctant to acknowledge the boy's worsening condition and continues to perpetuate Wyler's imagination that he still has all the time in the world. But when Wyler's condition worsens, his dad is forced to finally open up and become the father that Wyler needs. In so doing, it's Michael's last chance to embrace the lighter side of death, find some redemption within himself and fully enjoy the time he has left with his son.

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