Many of us realize that we will have to wait until December 18th to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but there are some people that are hanging on with every ounce of their strength. A Texas man, who has a rare form of connective tissue cancer called spindle cell sarcoma, is literally doing such that. He is hoping to convince Disney and Abrams to see the film early in case he doesn’t make it to its December release.
Click2Houston is trying to help this man’s wish become a reality but broadcasting his desire, as you can see in the video above. One of the things about anyone that is involved with fandom, they support people that may not be able to enjoy their love when its scheduled. Abrams did present an early cut to a terminal cancer patient with Star Trek Into Darkness before the release date.
“I just love Star Wars,” he says. “With everything I got I love Star Wars.”
“Judging by how progressive the disease has gotten in the past two months,” Daniel says, “I really don’t think that I’ll be able to make it.”
The original prognosis made back in July is that he would only have two months to live. Daniel believes that he is living because he wants to see the movie in December. Currently, he is in hospice care at home and spending much of his time with his wife, Ashley, as possible, but hoping to see the new Star Wars movie before he can no longer fight.
“It’s a commitment and he still has that commitment, that drive, and that love and I think that it’s a beautiful thing,” says Ashley. “Even if it’s just a movie. That’s magic for a lot of people.”
“I really don’t think that I’m gonna make it,” Daniel says. “Please do what you can. Help me.”
Daniel admits that it is a long shot but that is what we in the internet community can do best of all – rally support for this guy and get it done. Disney, it’s all on you.