Chris Evans, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and other superheroes come together to make a sick fan of the day

Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds and the other actors who play superheroes team together to send kind words for a sick fan.

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A group of superheroes join forces last week to brighten the day of a fan battling terminal cancer.

“Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds, “the Avengers” Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, and Tom Holland, and “X-men” superhero Hugh Jackman sent, and-wishes to Josh Rigby of the past week.

Rigby’s mother launched a campaign to help her son to get encouraging words of his heroes. The 17-year-old, who is already battling with leukemia since he was very young, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer two years ago, according to his GoFundMe.

He has glioblastoma, the same form of cancer Arizona Sen. John McCain, died on Saturday.


“I know you’re a Deadpool fan and a superhero fan and I think that is terrific,” Reynolds said in a video. “I also think that’s funny, for some reason… After hearing about you and hearing about your story and everything you’re going through, you know, I think it’s pretty much a fact that you have more courage and more strength in your little finger than every superhero has in their whole body.”

Jackman, who plays Wolverine in the X-men franchise, sent Rigby a few words of encouragement.

Such a special man with a big heart thank you @VancityReynolds josh loves you so much for brightening up his days. Everyone let’s get more @chrishemsworth @RobertDowneyJr @MarkRuffalo @MargotRobbie @TheRock

— BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 21, 2018

“I am sending you lots of positive thoughts, keep fighting,” he said.

Huge thanks to @RealHughJackman for putting a smile on my brave sons face, what a legend

— BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 15, 2018

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Tom Holland told Rigby he was thinking about him.

“I’m thinking about you and everyone at Marvel is thinking about you,” Holland said.

Great stuff thank you @TomHolland1996 everyone let’s get more to brighten up josh days please @chrishemsworth @RobertDowneyJr @MarkRuffalo @MargotRobbie @TheSlyStallone @SamuelLJackson @DrakeBell @AnthonyHopkins @MarvelStudios @TheRock @JonahHill @amyschumer

— BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 21, 2018

Chris Evans joked in a video that Rigby was a larger “Deadpool” fan than Captain America, and wished him well.

“I hope you do good today and take care of,” he said.

Ok guys now we need more messages of support for my hero please. @RobertDowneyJr @MargotRobbie @chrishemsworth @SamuelLJackson @TheSlyStallone @MarkRuffalo and anyone else you may have contacts with please

— BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 20, 2018

Pratt told Rigby he was a real hero.”

“I think the real heroes are young people like you who have to face challenges and do so with the courage… that you do,” he said.

Great beautiful man. Support josh with more videos of celebrities please. @CharlizeAfrica @SamuelLJackson @RobertDowneyJr @MarkRuffalo @MargotRobbie @chrishemsworth @TheRock @JonahHill

— BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 21, 2018

The videos were already shared on a Twitter account that reports of updates on Rigby’s condition.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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