(CBSLA.com) — A “Star Wars” fan diagnosed with terminal cancer wants to be able to see the new film before its Dec. 18 release and his plight is sweeping the internet.
Doctors diagnosed Daniel Fleetwood, 32, with spindle cell sarcoma and told him in July that he had only two months to live, according to The Hollywood Reporter.READ MORE: Woman Arrested For Anti-Asian Attacks In Mountain View
His wife, Ashley Fleetwood, stepped in and asked Disney and director J.J. Abrams on Twitter if they’d let him see an early screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
The tight-knit “Star Wars” community quickly got behind the cause.
“Star Wars” actors Mark Hamill and John Boyega are throwing their support behind the #ForceForDaniel campaign and retweeted the following.
Hamill reprising his role as “Luke Skywalker” in the latest installment of the series, which stars newcomer Boyega as an ex-Stormtrooper named Finn.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Police Arrest Suspect After Knife-Wielding Man Flees 2-Alarm Apartment Fire In San Francisco's Castro
Disney and Abrams haven’t responded publicly yet.
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