Terminally Ill Fan Got To See The Force Awakens Early

November 6, 2015


32-year old Daniel Fleetwood got to watch a special at-home advanced screening of The Force Awakens after a Twitter campaign was created to get the attention of J.J. Abrams, Disney and LucasFilm and urge them all to let him see it. Daniel was diagnosed with a rare lung cancer in July and only given two months to live. Being able to watch the new Star Wars was on his bucket list.

The campaign picked up traction thanks to supportive tweets and retweets from Star Wars actors like Mark Hamill and John Boyega, and all of the extra attention paid off. According to a Facebook post by Fleetwood's partner Ashley, The Force Awakens was screened for him at his home a day after receiving a call from Abrams. "I just read this and am elated for Daniel & his family," wrote Hamill in a tweet this afternoon. "Thanks to the powers-that-be for making his dream come true."

Thankfully, I was able to contact Daniel via email and he gave me every single plot spoiler in such detail that I feel like I've already seen the movie to the point where I don't feel like I even need to see it in theaters so I have two tickets to an opening-night screening if anybody is interested. I'm only asking face value and that you bring me back a bag of movie-theater size Sour Patch Kid Watermelons.

Thanks to everybody who sent this, all of whom sounded like genuine, caring individuals. That's rare.

  • Badtucker

    RIP Daniel.... :/

  • MrJamsterJ

    Faith in humanity restored!

  • Dave

    I think it's awesome Disney and company made this happen. Mainly because he may not be able to see it in theaters when it is released. I do not think the high quality cam of the movie on the Interwebs was a result of this...

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