About eight years ago, Joe Sikorra was facing the worst thing you can imagine: his son John had a terminal illness. He had already lost his sight and was having trouble with his short-term memory. John had a wish to meet Luke Skywalker- the real Luke Skywalker, not the actor who plays him. The family turned to the only friend they knew in the film industry, screenwriter Ed Solomon. Solomon tells the story from there.
You can read the original Twitter thread as Solomon shared the story yesterday. In the replies, there was one Tweet that stood out.
There's no sweeter sound than a child laughing-I've been so lucky-feel it's my duty 2 give back in any way I can-Much prefer visits 2 hospitals than talk-shows— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 5, 2017
Heartbreaking but inspirational-makes my career seem trivial in comparison-Wish I could do more https://t.co/nXXutNfYsa