Kudos to Disney and J.J. Abrams for lifting the veil of secrecy surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens to make a fan’s dying wish come true.
In recent weeks you may have heard about the plight of Daniel Fleetwood. He was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma and recently given the news that he had only months to live. The #ForceforDaniel Twitter campaign was was created in an attempt to convince the powers that be to grant Daniel’s wish to see The Force Awakens early. The campaign gained traction quickly thanks to support from the likes of Mark Hamill and John Boyega—and it appears to have paid off. Daniel’s wife Ashley announced the news…
Mark Hamill was quick to chime in:
I just read this and am elated for Daniel & his family! Thanks to the powers-that-be for making his dream come true. https://t.co/ImiAdyBxf8
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 5, 2015