Colby Curtin: Pixar Grants Dying Girl's Wish to See Movie 'Up'
Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old girl in California who had been suffering from terminal vascular cancer, had her dying wish to see the new Pixar movie 'Up' fulfilled.
After Curtin became too sick to attend a screening of the film in a theater, a friend of the girl's family contacted Pixar who responded by sending an employee to her bedside.
The Pixar employee brought an unreleased DVD copy of the film and stuffed animals of the characters and other memorabilia and arranged a private screening for Curtin.
Sadly, just hours after having her wish fulfilled, Colby Curtin died, with her parents at her side.
"When I watched it, I had really no idea about the content of the theme of the movie," Colby's mother told the Register. "I just know that word 'Up' and all of the balloons and I swear to you, for me it meant that (Colby) was going to go up. Up to heaven."
Colby, who was diagnosed with vascular cancer in 2005, saw previews for the film in April.
After a hospice company failed to deliver a wheelchair to Curtin last weekend, that would have allowed her enough mobility to attend a theatrical screening of the movie, her family contacted Pixar and Disney.
Colby was unable to open her eyes to see the movie so her mother described the scenes. When her mother asked if she enjoyed it, the girl nodded, Curtin said.
The Pixar employee left after the movie, taking the DVD, which has not been released. Lynch, who was with the family during the screening, said the employee's "eyes were just welled up."
Colby, with her parents nearby, died later that night.
May she rest in peace.