Terminally ill Star Wars Fan Gets His Dying Wish, Watches Early ‘The Force Awakens’ Screening!

Published On November 6, 2015 » 1095 Views» By Z-rowe »


Have you seen “#ForceforDaniel” pop up on your Twitter feed this week and wondered what it was all about? Well, it was a Twitter campaign that was created to help convince Disney, Bad Robot Productions, and Lucasfilm to show Daniel Fleetwood the latest film in the Star Wars series a few weeks early.

The 32-year-old man is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and just like every other fan of the franchise, he was incredibly excited when he heard they were making a new movie. But sadly, back in July he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and was given just two months to live.

Daniel’s wife, Ashley, got the Twitter movement started by sharing a photo of her husband with the caption, #forcefordaniel help my man get his last wish, to see a screening of Star Wars before cancer takes him. @bad_robot.”


And the internet delivered. The hashtag managed to get retweets from Star Wars actors John Boyega and Mark Hamill, and eventually director J.J. Abrams heard about it and decided to make Fleetwood’s dream come true.

The Force Awakens was screened for him at his house just one day after receiving a special call from Abrams.


Obviously, Daniel isn’t allowed to give out any spoilers, but his wife confirmed it was an “amazing experience” for him. That’s the only review we need.





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