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Pixar Grants Last Wish

10-year-old Colby Curtin of Huntington Beach, California had been anxiously looking forward to the movie Up since she saw the first previews. Colby battled vascular cancer for three years, and when the movie was released, she was too sick to go to the theater.
After a family friend made frantic calls to Pixar to help grant Colby her dying wish, Pixar came to the rescue.

The company flew an employee with a DVD of Up, which is only in theaters, to the Curtins’ Huntington Beach home on June 10 for a private viewing of the movie.

The animated movie begins with scenes showing the evolution of a relationship between a husband and wife. After losing his wife in old age, the now grumpy man deals with his loss by attaching thousands of balloons to his house, flying into the sky, and going on an adventure with a little boy.

Colby died about seven hours after seeing the film.

Be warned, reading the entire story will make you cry. Pixar declined to make a statement about Colby or the employee who visited her. Link -via Boing Boing

(image credit: Carole Lynch)

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The fact that Pixar refuses to talk about it proves that they only did this out of simple human decency.

Pixar makes some great movies - true classics. And now we find out that they are just as classy as their films. Good for them.
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Yeah... the article did say she actually already couldn't see the screen because the pain kept her eyes closed. But I think somehow she knew that her wish came through and that there were people who helped her to have her wish granted. I think being able to experience that with loved ones was probably her greater wish.
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