Pixar grants girl’s dying wish to see Up

Up - Pete Docter

A young girl’s dying wish was to see Pixar’s Up — and Pixar came through:

Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old with a rare form of cancer, was staying alive for one thing — a movie.

From the minute Colby saw the previews to the Disney-Pixar movie Up, she was desperate to see it. Colby had been diagnosed with vascular cancer about three years ago, said her mother, Lisa Curtin, and at the beginning of this month it became apparent that she would die soon and was too ill to be moved to a theater to see the film.

After a family friend made frantic calls to Pixar to help grant Colby her dying wish, Pixar came to the rescue.

The detail in this story that really jumps out to me is that the girl wasn’t actually able to watch Up because she was in too much pain. Instead, her mother gave her a play-by-play rundown of the film.

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