Great work and high fives’ to Disney and J.J. Abrams for lifting the veil of secrecy surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens to make a fan’s dying wish come true.
In recent weeks you may have heard about the plight of Daniel Fleetwood. He was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma and recently given the news that he had only months to live. The #ForceforDaniel Twitter campaign was created in an attempt to convince the powers that be to grant Daniel’s wish to see The Force Awakens early. The campaign gained traction quickly thanks to support from the likes of Mark Hamill and John Boyega—and it appears to have paid off. Daniel’s wife made the announcement here:
Sadly only days after seeing the movie, Danile passed away. Needless to say, we are so glad that everything came together in time for him to enjoy that moment. R.I.P. Daniel.
His wife posted the news on Facebook:
Daniel put up an amazing fight to the very end. He is now one with God and with the force. He passed in his sleep and in peace. He will always be my idol and my hero. Please hug uncle Marc for me and give Lucy lots of kisses. Rest in peace my love.
This is a great story, and although it ends in sadness. It shows that people still care. There is hope for humanity.