A terminally ill cancer patient has recently been contacted by Disney after a Reddit campaign was launched so he would be able to see Avengers: Endgame before his death.
Alexander_Q took to to the Marvel Studios subreddit earlier this month to detail his tragic story where he noted he has liver cancer, mouth cancer, and bone marrow failure. He detailed he isn’t expected to live until April when Avengers: Endgame is due out in theaters because his “bone marrow is toast.” He would also reveal that he has a rare genetic disease called Fanconi Anemia and would encourage people to donate to research.
Following his plea, the internet and the Marvel community took up his cause to try and get him an early screening on Avengers: Endgame using the #Avengers4Alexander.
Aye man. Shout out to Alexander. Let’s get my mans to see the movie! #Avengers4Alexander@Russo_Brothers @Avengers @MarvelStudios @Marvel @RobertDowneyJr @TomHolland1996 @chrishemsworth @ChrisEvans @MarkRuffalo @chadwickboseman @AnthonyMackie @SamuelLJackson @brielarson
— Lil Legend (@KarrickMashItUp) January 5, 2019
— ThanosDidNothingWrong (@TDNWReddit) January 6, 2019
Let's make this happen!!#Avengers4Alexander#Avengers4Alexander @Marvel @Russo_Brothers @ChrisEvans @RobertDowneyJr @Renner4Real @chrishemsworth @MarkRuffalo @Kevfeige @chadwickboseman @brielarson @twhiddleston @TomHolland1996 pic.twitter.com/uNFBveAQb9
— 𝙸𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚛 (@igrarmammadov) January 5, 2019
Alexander was stunned by the support he was seeing:
“It’s been a surreal day for me. There are articles on blogs and I heard someone talking about me in a YouTube video.
I’ve had thousands of messages and comments of support and I’m very grateful.”
He would add:
“I don’t know what the outcome will be but this has been amazing. If it doesn’t pan out don’t sweat it – I’ll carry your kind words with me and that’s worth far more.”
Fortunately, it appears he will get to see an early screening courtesy of Marvel Studios. Alexander updated his fans on Reddit and on Twitter revealing that Disney had reached out to him and were discussing options for a potential early screening!
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
This is just fantastic news and shows the true power of the internet and how much good the Marvel and comic book communities can accomplish! I hope he enjoys the movie!