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Old December 28 2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Dying Trek fan to get STID personal screening

Fucking cancer...

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":
“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.
JJ Abrams himself just contacted my friend's wife about screening ST2. Thanks to everyone. A little misty-eyed here.
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/
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