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SalvorHardin December 28 2012 11:32 AM

Dying Trek fan to get STID personal screening
 
Fucking cancer...

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The friend and wife of a dying "Star Trek" fan have both made an impassioned and heartbreaking plea on Reddit: to let the man see at least the 10-minute preview of "Star Trek Into Darkness":
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“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.[...]“ Sure enough, it gained enough traction that people went out of their way to plead to Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams’ production company, to make the dying man’s dream come true.
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JJ Abrams himself just contacted my friend's wife about screening ST2. Thanks to everyone. A little misty-eyed here.
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Thanks everyone, and a huge thanks to OP ideeyut for posting this. JJ Abrams just called Dan's wife and left a message. He's going to try to arrange a screening for Dan, either of the film or at least of the 9 minute promo reel.
http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/12/27/...ek-fan-reddit/
http://www.filmophilia.com/2012/12/2...into-darkness/

F. King Daniel December 28 2012 12:12 PM

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I'd heard about that, and I'm so glad he gets to see it!:bolian:

Admiral Buzzkill December 28 2012 03:54 PM

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Bless them all. :(

Jeyl December 28 2012 04:19 PM

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Nice.

BillJ December 28 2012 04:28 PM

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Hopefully the fan gets a full screening of the film.

Fuck cancer. :(

Sindatur December 28 2012 04:29 PM

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Really cool of Bad Robot to do this

tmosler December 28 2012 05:02 PM

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That is so cool

Jinglekitty December 28 2012 05:08 PM

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Kudos to Bad Robot and Abrams.
Cancer sucks.

Kirby December 28 2012 08:28 PM

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A truly classy thing to do for this gentleman. Nice job Mr. Abrams!

Fuck you cancer.

Garak December 28 2012 08:40 PM

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What tremendously sad but heart warming story.

Borgminister December 28 2012 11:03 PM

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Full screening and Godspeed... :(

BorgPhil December 28 2012 11:31 PM

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That is awesome. I don't mean to sound harsh though, but you can understand why they might turn this sort of request down, you just know you would get people trying to abuse it.

indranee December 29 2012 12:39 AM

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Hope he gets to see the actual movie, not just the 9-min reel.

thumbtack December 29 2012 01:00 AM

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Very nice!

tmosler December 29 2012 01:02 AM

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If this happends I will never say anything bad about JJ Abrams again and I wont even care if he puts a billion lens flares in the movie!


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