Disney grants fan’s dying wish to see new ‘Star Wars’ film

Disney grants fan’s dying wish to see new ‘Star Wars’ film

Disney grants fan’s dying wish to see new ‘Star Wars’ film

The highly anticipated film from Hollywood, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be hitting the big screen on December 20.

A terminally ill man was granted his last wish to watch the new Star Wars movie before its release date after Disney sent him an advance copy of it.

In a statement by Rowans Hospice, health care support worker Lisa Davies, who first made the clinic aware of the patient's wish, said she is "utterly speechless" at Disney's gesture, and thanked social media for bringing attention to their plea.

Actor Mark Hamill, who was tagged in their tweet along with director JJ Abrams, wished Rowans Hospice "good luck" in making this man's wish a reality.

On Thursday, Disney chief executive Bob Iger confirmed on Twitter: "On this Thanksgiving, we at @Disney are grateful to be able to share #TheRiseOfSkywalker with a patient and his family @RowansHospice. May the force be with you and with us all!" he tweeted. "The only way I can describe this to you is to say that this must be what it feels like to be told you have won a million pounds!" During what is just a terrible situation to be in, you have helped to make some wonderful memories and bring some joy to my family. The Marketing manager Julie Strutt said, "We are thankful to all the staff at Disney who have given up special time with their families to offer something special during American Thanksgiving".

He added: "During what is a such a frightful situation to be in, you have helped make some wonderful memories and bring some joy to my family".

His wife also took the time to thank Disney as well, calling the response to their wishes "truly mind-blowing".

'We can not thank Disney enough for helping us to fulfil our patients wish, we totally appreciate that they have had to move mountains to make this happen'.

"I always loved Star Wars because it's got a huge heart".

The very next day, the hospice reported the successful results of their campaign when a Disney employee showed up with a laptop containing the film.

"We are truly humbled by everyone's support".

'From a simple conversation to witnessing the outpouring of generosity has been unbelievable. Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977's A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Rise of Skywalker.

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