CANCER STRICKEN STAR WARS FAN GETS HIS PRIVATE SCREENING FOR ‘THE FORCE AWAKENS” AFTER MASSIVE ONLINE SUPPORT
“The Force” fetched Christmas early for cancer stricken patient and rabid Star Wars fanatic Daniel Fleetwood as his dying wish of seeing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” came through last Thursday.
Fleetwood’s wife, Ashley made it public via Facebook, the positive response that the producers of the film had given to them.
“To all our wonderful supporters, friends, family and awesome strangers: Daniels final dream was just granted!!!,” Ashley breathtakingly wrote.
“Today the wonderful Disney and Lucasfilms made his final dream come true, in the amazing typical Disney way, they really do make dreams come true!,” her wife added.
According to MTV News, a number of high-ranking personnel from the Disney Studio visited the Houston, Texas residence of Daniel as they screened “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on the television set.
The 32-year-old Daniel is in a losing battle with a rare form of cancer called spindle cell sarcoma that has spread to 90% of his lungs. He was diagnosed in the middle of this year to have only two months left to leave. The seventh installment of the long-running space opera is scheduled for a December 2015 release, an event which made Daniel along with his family and friends embarked on a massively successful “Force For Daniel” campaign to screen the film prematurely, Tech Times reported.
Star Wars alum Mark Hamill who supported the online campaign tweeted his delight when he learned that the terminally ill Star Wars fan was granted his wish as mentioned in The Daily Mail.
‘I just read this and am elated for Daniel & his family! Thanks to the powers-that-be for making his dream come true,’ the actor posted online.
Prior to the start of the special screening of his movie, Director JJ Abrams talked to Daniel personally on the phone. It can be remembered that back in 2013, Abrams also provided a special private screening for “Star Trek: Into Darkness” for another terminally-ill patient. Unfortunately, the man died just a few days after he saw a rough cut of his favorite movie.
Photo Source:Twitter/Ashley Fleetwood