The Star Wars franchise has made the dreams of many come true both on and off screen. With a fan-base spanning all across the globe, and a message that hits all ages it is no surprise that the franchise is so popular. In the past few weeks, the internet has been buzzing around the plight of one fan in particular, Daniel Fleetwood, whose health situation is rather dire. Using the hashtag #ForceForDaniel they reached out to Star Wars fans across the web to help them get Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot to help him see Star Wars: The Force Awakens before his condition spirits him away. The campaign gained massive attention across the Internet, and they’ve finally responded.
After gaining the support from Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and John Boyega on Twitter, and in less than a week Daniel’s wife Ashley confirmed via Facebook that Director J.J. Abrams and his team has made Daniel’s dream a reality. She wrote:
” To all our wonderful supporters, friends, family and awesome strangers:Daniels final dream was just granted!!! 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! Daniel just finished watching an unedited version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!!! We would like to thank the awesomely talented JJ Abrams for calling us yesterday to tell us Danjel was getting his wish granted! We also would like to thank Lynne, Ben and Anahuac for coming to our home and screening the movie for Daniel. Lastly I want to thank ALL the amazing people who helped make this happen, thank you beyond words!!! May the force be with you all :)#forcefordaniel !!!!”
Category: Nerd Culture