Pixar Makes Up House Call, Fulfills Girl's Dying Wish
This story is amazing, and I'm just going to get out of its way: A Pixar representative last week fulfilled a terminally ill Huntington Beach girl's dying wish to see Up at home when she was too frail to visit a multiplex. She passed away seven hours after the film ended -- she was 10 years old.
Colby Curtin was diagnosed with vascular cancer in late 2005, with her condition worsening over the spring. She saw an Up trailer prior to viewing Monsters and Aliens, and declared she'd hold on to see the film when it opened. And did she ever:
At about 12:30 p.m. the Pixar employee came to the Curtins' home with the DVD. He had a bag of stuffed animals of characters in the movie and a movie poster. He shared some quirky background details of the movie and the group settled in to watch Up.
Colby couldn't see the screen because the pain kept her eyes closed so her mother gave her a play-by-play of the film. At the end of the film, the mother asked if her daughter enjoyed the movie and Colby nodded yes, Lisa Curtin said.
The employee left after the movie, taking the DVD with him. [...] Colby died with her mom and dad nearby at 9:20 p.m.
Team Pixar. (Sniff.)
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