The Avengers Best Gift Ever!

Posted: May 16, 2014 in Movies


Sophie Caldecott’s struggle to grant her father’s Stratford last dying wish became one of the greatest superhero gifts ever.

Stratford, dying from prostate cancer, and a big Marvel comics fan, wanted to live long enough to be able to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron.  So Sophie with nothing but a hope, a prayer and a little faith posted the following request on her personal blog:

“We’re going to try and get in touch with Marvel to ask if they can fulfill dad’s dying wish by sending us a copy of the film for him to watch at home. But I think we can go further than that. We’re also going to tweet the Avengers actors and see if they will take a picture of themselves holding a sign saying ‘Captain America/Thor/Iron Man [insert name of character here] for Strat!’ so that we can surprise him with their messages of support and encouragement.”

Miraculously a few days after this was published a Marvel executive knocked on her door, soon followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier screenwriters  Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely with a promise to deliver a copy of the movie to her dad.  

As for the rest of the story, a few pictures are worth a thousand words.  Feel free to cry at the end. 








  1. hybridZone says:

    I saw this on the news and I was really impressed by this, really cool stuff

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