A terminally ill patient’s wish is coming true, and all thanks to Disney!
Alexander’s Reddit post asking for Marvel to let him see the movie early went viral on social media. People started a hashtag #Avengers4Alexander, shared his story and tried to reach out to the movie’s directors to grant him his dying wish. Shortly after, the studio behind Avengers: Endgame contacted the patient, saying they’re working on it.
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Alexander, thrilled with the news, immediately took to Twitter to inform everyone.
Disney have reached out and we’re discussing options. Thank you all so much. This is everything I could have hoped for! Please consider donating to Fanconi Anemia research.
Disney have reached out and we’re discussing options. Thank you all so much. This is everything I could have hoped for!
Please consider donating to Fanconi Anemia research: https://t.co/ErEBXW3Nxd
— alexander_q (@alexand63802267) January 10, 2019
The 33-year-old thanked everyone who made this happen, claiming it’s everything he’d hoped for.
I cried when I read their email, it’s everything I hoped for and I owe it to all of you.
In his original post called Dying Before April: My Endgame, Alexander opened up about his bone marrow failure, and his battles with mouth and liver cancer, telling everyone there’s a possibility he won’t make it until April 26, the premiere of the movie.
I’m not a child or anyone with a particularly tragic story. Just a normal guy. I’m 33, lost my sister three years ago to the same rare genetic disease it turns out I have too. I’ll leave behind a devoted girlfriend and an adopted greyhound.
At first, he thought he will make to April, but unfortunately, his bone marrow is toast. And while everyone supported and showered him with love for his post, there were also people who said he made the whole story up. But Alexander decided to ignore them, and instead, told others in the same situation he is, to never stop fighting.
Whatever grand things you imagine would be on your bucket list, do them now instead.