Dying veteran’s wish of seeing the new ‘Star Wars’ movie awarded
Raw video: New Hampshire Vietnam War veteran and avid ‘Star Wars’ junkie Ron Villemaire will receive a private screening of ‘The Last of the Jedi.’
The force is strong with this one.
A dying veteran asked for the latest ‘Star Wars’ movie before he passed and he his wishes.
Ron Villemaire, 69, New Hampshire, is stage 4 colon cancer and is in hospice care in Bedford, NH. The U.S. air force and Vietnam War veteran asked to see “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, but not to a theater to sit down and watch, FOX47 reported.
Ngo-tickets for the movie at least a month ago, but Villemaire started experiencing more pain and it became difficult for him to sit down. His daughter, Elizabeth Ngo, asked for the public’s help to grant her dying father his last wish.
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The Bedford and New Boston fire department came by and announced they have the veteran to a theater.
“We decided to partner to make his dream come true,” New Boston Fire Chief Dan MacDonald said.
On Saturday, Villemaire was visited by Darth vader in his hospital bed and was transported to O’neil Cinemas for the show. Characters from the movie greeted the veteran, on his arrival in the theater. The theater allowed Villemaire and his family to watch the movie together.
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“We are also big Star Wars fans and we could help him,” Kelly O ‘ Neil, the owner of the theater, told ABC 13. “I think any time you can help someone.”
Villemaire was delighted by the whole experience.
“I hope that God will bless each and every one of them, just the way I feel blessed to have that now. He is certainly with me now,” he said. “It is unbelievable that the people here, and I thank God for Star Wars fans!”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.