Daniel Fleetwood, 32, of Spring Texas, is dying. He has cancer and he’s in his last days. He was given 1-2 months to live in September.
He’s also a big Star Wars fan, but he’s not likely to survive long enough to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when it opens in theaters on December 18.
But he made it his last wish: to see the movie.
His wish raced around the InterTubes, even catching the attention of some of the original Star Wars actors, who also appealed to LucasFilm and Disney to make it happen.
Yesterday, they made it happen, his wife reports.
I just read this and am elated for Daniel & his family! Thanks to the powers-that-be for making his dream come true. https://t.co/ImiAdyBxf8
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 5, 2015
It’s such a good story, of course, that newsies have picked up on it and have been hounding the family for interviews in Daniel’s last days.
So now there’s a new wish at the Fleetwood house: Stop.