Twitter Campaign Hopes To Fulfill Dying Man’s Last Wish To See ‘The Force Awakens’ Early
A 32-year-old cancer patient may not live until Christmas. Due to his illness – and that the man is a huge Star Wars fan – he’s made one final dying wish that has caught the attention of some of the film’s biggest stars: to see The Force Awakens before it hits theaters. Daniel Fleetwood of Spring, Texas, has been a lifelong fan of the Star Wars film franchise. When the prequel movies were released last decade, Fleetwood made headlines as the first customer to purchase tickets for each movie, having waited on line for days at a time to purchase the coveted tickets.Fleetwood’s oncologist estimated he would be dead by September, but the couple believes Daniel’s will to see the new film is keeping him alive. However, the film doesn’t open for two more months and the fear Daniel might pass away beforehand has spurred the couple to an unusual request. Fleetwood and his wife Ashley launched a viral campaign in the hopes executives at Disney and maybe director J.J. Abrams will allow Daniel to see the film prior to its December 18 release date. The campaign caught the attention of local media affiliates and now even the attention of several of the film’s biggest stars.
Sadly, Fleetwood now suffers from a rare connective tissue cancer. According to recent medical examinations, his lungs are filled 90 percent with tumors, meaning he has only “10% lung efficiency,” according to his Facebook page.