What happens when someone living in this carefree hang ten, dirty yet beautiful beachside town gets smacked in the face with something so real and sobering that they have to snap out of their paradisiacal unreality and face the truth head on? That's where Lena comes in.
Our main character is a young woman living in Venice who finds out she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She has a tight-knit group of friends whom she must decide whether to tell or not. Her brother Todd shows up on her doorstep in a crisis himself. And meanwhile, Lena begins seeing a surfer who seems to appear out of nowhere at the most opportune times.
This is the world of BEYOND ME. The beach, the boardwalk, the canals and the characters of Venice Beach are all there. The setting is a leading player, and Lena, Todd, and their friends make up the co-stars. It's an intense juxtaposition of a young woman living in a fly-by-night beach town and getting sick at an unusually early age. We think you will relate to her struggles and her joys.