With just a few weeks left to live, a 41-year-old Star Trek fan diagnosed with terminal cancer hopes to see J.J. Abrams’ STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS before he dies. While the film will not be released in theaters until May 17, 2013, the fan hopes to see it before he dies.
Beginning as a post on Reddit by the fan’s wife, it’s already received some traction and we’d like to do our part in helping this fan’s wish come true.
Check out the original Reddit post below.
My amazing healthy film buff husband diagnosed with leukemia (CML) at 38 had to endure 3 rounds of chemo before they found a bone marrow donor match had a Bone Marrow Transplant, which was MORE chemo, full body radiation & lots of other horrific things….then endured/survived 3 major infections + a massive GI bleed that put him in the hospital 10+ times over 3 1/2 years not to mention 100’s of doctors visits…. he is my hero; I am his caregiver – I would do anything to help him…. he is now ravaged by a new TOTALLY UNRELATED cancer, (isn’t that a fucker?) an aggressive and EXTREMELY rare vascular tumor that is crowding out his healthy liver tissue… they grew under treatment; there is nothing left to do but make him comfortable, at 41, he is jaundice & his liver is enlarged, his body has had enough, he has weeks to live, He was hospitalized and had to exchange our HOBBITT tickets (where the 10 min Star Trek preview was supposed to be shown) we were able to put him in a car and get over to the HOBBITT but NO PREVIEW???? we, his friends and family, the love of my life – WOULD LOVE him to be able to see the Star Trek movie but even the 10 minutes of the trailer would be AMAZING.” If there is anything any one of you or anyone you know could do to make this happen that would be an amazing, kind and generous thing. Please help. Thanks.
Again, we at TrekNews.net hope to bring awareness to this fan’s dying wish — in hopes that it will get the attention of someone at Bad Robot or Paramount.
We’ll have more on this story as news becomes available.
On Friday afternoon, the original Reddit poster updated the thread with news that Abrams responded and will grant the fan’s wish, saying:
Holy cow everybody!!! I just heard from his wife that they are going to do it!! I don’t know who it what the path was to get there but thank you so much to everyone that tried to help!!!
A huge thank you to everyone who shared, tweeted and helped share this story.
Brian is a Boston-based UX/Visual designer, photographer, Apple enthusiast, sci-fi, 80s action and horror movie fan and of course, a lover of all things Star Trek.
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