Disney Grants Dying Fan's Wish To See New 'Star Wars' Early
A cancer patient and fan of "Star Wars" doesn't have much longer to live, which is why Disney let him see the latest "Star Wars" film early.By Melissa Prax | November 5, 2015
December's release of the new "Star Wars" movie may not seem far, far away. But for a Houston-area man with a rare form of cancer, a month could've been too long.
"Judging by how progressive the disease has gotten in the past two months, I really don't think that I'll be able to make it," Fleetwood told a reporter for KPRC.
The hashtag #ForceforDaniel exploded on social media, as people rallied behind Daniel Fleetwood urging Walt Disney Studios to grant his dying wish — to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" before its official release. According to a Facebook post from Fleetwood's wife, that wish was granted Saturday: she wrote "in the amazing typical Disney way, they really do make dreams come true!"