New Star Wars Film Shown To A Fan With Cancer Before Release
How would you feel if one of your favorite movies decided to hold special screening just for you? Disney did this with one of its fans. CEO Bob Iger decided that he would spend his thanksgiving by giving chance to one patient with terminal cancer to watch the new Star Wars film.
Disney Shows Kindness Using New Star Wars Film
A few days ago charity organization Rowans Hospice tweeted the following:
Can you help? We have a patient who's a HUGE #StarWars fan. Sadly, time is not on his side for the 20th Dec. His wish is to see the final Star Wars film #RiseOfSkywalker with his young son. If you know ANYBODY who might be able to make it happen, please share with them. Thank you
— Rowans Hospice (@RowansHospice) November 26, 2019
They asked for help for a patient with terminal cancer. The patient, Jonathan, does not have much time in his hands, but he is a really big Star Wars fan. The charity organization asked if something could be done to arrange a movie for him before its release on 20th December.
Disney CEO came across the Tweet and responded:
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) November 28, 2019
Usually, the plotlines and stories are kept under tight covers and locked up before the release. However, this particular request by the charity gained incredible support and interactions. With three weeks left before the release of “The Rise of Skywalker” Jonathan got to see the new Star Wars film even before Mark Hamill!
Rowans Hospice provided an updated about the Star Wars fan:
This morning, a very nice man named Jonathan from Disney turned up at our Hospice with a laptop that had a very important movie on it. Our amazing patient has now seen #StarWars #RiseofSkywalker with his son 💚
— Rowans Hospice (@RowansHospice) November 29, 2019
Jonathan Enjoyed The Disney Movie Before Mark Hamill Himself
Mark Hamill does not seem to mind this at all, I mean, why would anyone? He also showed his support of Jonathan and Disney for its kind gesture. He did, however, poke some fun while at it:
“Hope the Rowan Hospice patient not only enjoyed the film, but gets an extra-special satisfaction in knowing he saw it before I did.”
According to HuffPost, it looks like Jonathan also enjoyed a full Star Wars-themed party. In the end, Rowans thanked everyone on behalf of the patient. They released the following statement which outlines what Jonathan had to say:
“I just want to say the biggest thank you to everyone that has helped to make this happen. During what is just a horrible situation to be in, you have helped to make some wonderful memories and bring some joy to my family.”
You can also help people like Jonathan to fulfill their wishes by helping out the charity organization. You can discover the wonderful work happening at Rowans by visiting their website for information and donations.
Recently, the Star Wars producers also honored a victim of the UNC Charlotte Shooting who sacrificed his life to stop the shooter. The new visual dictionary of the Rise of Skywalker book includes his name as a Jedi Master.