A terminally ill cancer patient has been a “Star Wars” fan ever since he was a young boy.
His final wish: to see the new Star Wars movie, but there’s a chance he won’t live to see the premiere.
Daniel Fleetwood has been a “Star Wars” fan from the time he was 8 or 9 years old.
Twelve years ago, he was the subject of an article in his hometown newspaper for camping out for tickets.
The 32-year-old Texas man’s greatest hope is now also his dying wish: to see the latest installment of the movie before he passes away.
“Judging by how progressive the disease has gotten in the past two months, I really don’t think I’ll be able to make it,” he said.
“The Force Awakens” is schedule for nationwide release on Dec. 18.
Daniel should’ve already passed away, but he believes he’s hanging on to see the movie.
“I just love ‘Star Wars,’” he said. “With everything I got I love Star Wars.”
A campaign has even started to get him a private screening of the movie, using #ForceforDaniel. Actors from the Star Wars franchise have reportedly joined the movement.
Daniel is in hospice care at home now, spending as much time as possible with his wife Ashley, and hoping beyond all hope to see the “Star Wars” film before time runs out.
“It’s a commitment and he still has that commitment, that drive, and that love, and I think it’s a beautiful thing,” Ashley said. “Even if it’s just a movie. That’s magic for a lot of people.”
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