"Avengers" stars help life long Marvel fan dying of cancer.

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"Avengers" stars help life long Marvel fan dying of cancer.

Post by Kevin W. » Tue May 20, 2014 2:50 pm

Story found here:

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/avengers-a ... 18527.html
The second movie in Marvel’s Avengers series may still be a year away, but the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes re-assembled for a mission more down to earth that fighting alien invasions or killer robots — standing in solidarity with one man’s desire to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier before he dies.

Sixty-year-old Stratford Caldecott, a lifelong comic book fan — and Marvel fan in particular — has only 12 weeks left to live from advanced prostate cancer, an illness that left him too sick to see the last Captain America movie in its theater release. Last week, his family decided to try and help him see the movie nonetheless.

"We’re going to try and get in touch with Marvel to ask if they can fulfil dad’s dying wish by sending us a copy of the film for him to watch at home," Sophie, his daughter, blogged. “But I think we can go further than that. We’re also going to tweet the Avengers actors and see if they will take a picture of themselves holding a sign saying ‘Captain America/Thor/Iron Man [insert name of character here] for Strat!’ so that we can surprise him with their messages of support and encouragement.”

It worked.
Just a really touching story.
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