A man whose lungs are 90 percent covered in tumors has one dying wish. He wants see the next installment of “Star Wars” before cancer claims his life.
Daniel Fleetwood, 32, of Spring, Texas, was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, a rare connective tissue cancer, two years ago. The disease spread — and on Sept. 2, his oncologist gave him one to two months to live, his wife, Ashley Fleetwood, told NBC News.
Two months and a day later, Fleetwood, a die-hard “Star Wars” fan, has exceeded doctors’ expectations. But a scan at his home hospice Monday revealed tumors had spread to nearly cover his lungs, Ashley said. That means he likely won’t be around when “The Force Awakens” is released in theaters nationwide on Dec. 18.