Hey Everyone, I read this story this morning and I just had to share it with you because of how amazing, touching and sad it is.
The story revolves around a cancer-stricken 10 year old little girl by the name of Colby Curtin. She so badly wanted to see the new Pixar Film 'UP' the only problem was she was too sick to go to the movie theater to see it. Her final wish was that she would be able to watch this movie.
Thanks to a family friend who got in touch with the movie studio Pixar, an employee of the Emeryville-based company arrived at Colby's home with a DVD copy of the movie. Colby was unable to open her eyes to see the movie so her mother described the scenes. When her mother asked if she enjoyed it, the girl nodded, Curtin said. The girl died later that night.
Colby's mother, Lisa, said she had asked her daughter if she could hang on until the movie arrived.
"I'm ready (to die), but I'm going to wait for the movie," she said her daughter replied.
As sad as this story is it is wonderful to see that there are people in the world that still care, there are people with big hearts. In a time when Hollywood is worried about their projects and copyright infringements Pixar comes through for this little girl and grants her her final wish. This story also represents the power of film and the impact it can have on a persons life, there are films in this world that do offer us comfort and hope even in the most dyer of circumstances.
What a life changing experience that must have been for everyone that was there.
The message of the UP, after all, is that even in the depths of loss and grief, love can reach across the vastness of time and space to touch us, to allow us to go on. Love is the true adventure.
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