BY RUTH ADEBOWALE
The Force Awakens stars recently backed a campaign for a dying fan to see the film early.
Mark Hamill and John Boyega retweeted the hashtag #ForceForDaniel to show their support for Daniel Fleetwood, a 32-year-old Star Wars fan with terminal cancer.
The hashtag is being used on Twitter to gain the attention of Walt Disney Studios. Supporters of “ForceForDaniel,” hope the studio will allow Fleetwood to watch the film before its December 18 release.
Fleetwood has spindle cell sarcoma, a rare form of connective tissue cancer. Doctors informed him in July that he had just two months to live.
Fleetwood told Houston’s KPRC-TV that he has been a fan of Star Wars since he was eight or nine years old.
“Judging by how progressive the disease has gotten in the past two months I really don’t think that I’ll be able to make it,” Fleetwood said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by Fleetwood’s wife, Ashley, to raise money for medical bills. The page features photos of Fleetwood in Star Wars attire, including a Yoda hat and Darth Vader zip-up jacket.
Ashley tweeted a picture last week of her husband in more Star Wars attire.
The viral campaign has been featured predominately on Twitter, with Hamill and Boyega retweeting the tweet below to their own profiles.