Campaign For Terminally Ill 'Star Wars' Fan To See The New Film

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Campaign For Terminally Ill 'Star Wars' Fan To See The New Film

A campaign has been launched for a terminally ill Star Wars superfan who may sadly pass away before the new movie is released.

John Baillie, 41, has stage four brain cancer and doctors have told him that he won't benefit from more treatment. Sadly, it is a matter of time before he passes away.

His sister, Sarah Hunter, started the campaign for her brother as he will probably not live to see the new spin-off film, Rogue One, which is due for release in December.


She told Chronicle Live: "When the trailer came out a few weeks ago my mum showed it to him because he is a huge Star Wars fan.

"He had all the Star Wars figures as a child, now has Star Wars tattoos and memorabilia in his house and the last thing he said before he went in for his first operation was: 'I hope I remember the end of Star Wars after this'.

"He's extremely poorly now, he's in a wheelchair and he can't really speak.

"When John saw the trailer he started shaking and my mum realised that he was crying."


She took to social media to try and get the attention of Disney.

Awesomely, it looks as though all of her hard work may have paid off.


Sarah said: "Someone contacted me and said they would look into arranging a private screening for him.

"I'm keeping everything crossed because his health is so fragile and I need him to see this film - it would make him so happy."

However, that doesn't sound like it's set in stone. So come on, lads. Share her status and let's help make John's final wish come true.

May the force be with you John lad!


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Topics: Star Wars

Mel Ramsay
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