Dying man has wish granted to see latest Star Wars film

A big win for a terminally ill American man who is also a huge fan of the Star Wars franchise.

Houston resident Daniel Fleetwood had been lobbying to see an early cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  The movie’s release date is December 18, but Daniel feared he would lose his battle with a rare form of cancer before then.

He was given just two months to live by doctors in July.


His wife Ashley began a campaign using the hashtag #ForceForDaniel, and it quickly went viral, with fellow fans and even some Star Wars actors, including Mark Hamill who played Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy, offering their support.

On Thursday, Ashley wrote on her Facebook page that Daniel’s wish had come true, following a phone call the night before with director J.J. Abrams. The studio brought the film to his home.

“Daniels final dream was just granted!!!” she wrote. “Today the wonderful Disney and Lucasfilm made his final dream come true, in the amazing typical Disney way, they  in the amazing typical Disney way, they really do make dreams come true!”