This is precisely what Hayden Peters did when faced with a diagnosis from his doctor that a genetic disease might end his life prematurely. In the face of three months of waiting for medical test results to give him the answer to how long he'd live, he left the bustle of the city to live amid the waves of the coast, where he found solace in the unknown.
“I realize that the amount of time that I live is pretty much irrelevant. The time spent on the ocean gave me an opportunity to learn about something that I feel like is greater than me," Hayden says.
The Coast, directed by Skip Armstrong of Wazee Motion Pictures in collaboration with NRS, shows us into a life on the cusp of change. It shows us one human's admirable response to vulnerability, and reminds us, in just under seven minutes, what it means to really live our lives, no matter what.