The Rowans Hospice in Portsmouth sent out the unusual request fearing that the patient won't live long enough to see the movie, which is originally scheduled to release on December 20th.
A dying Star Wars fan was able to see The Rise of Skywalker with his young son thanks to actor Mark Hamill. In the original Twitter message, the hospice staff made their plea by explaining "time is not on his side".
The tweet, which garnered over 13,000 retweets, soon caught the attention of Robert Iger, who is the Chairman and CEO of Walt Disney.
Can you help? We have a patient who's a HUGE #StarWars fan. "Good luck!", followed by another tweet from Disney chief executive Bob Iger, who said the patient would receive an advanced screening of the movie. "We knew we would never want to do a digital Leia, and of course couldn't recast it, and then I remembered we had these scenes that we'd shot for Force Awakens that we'd never used".
The very next day, the hospice reported the successful results of their campaign when a Disney employee showed up with a laptop containing the film.
"Our unbelievable patient has now seen #StarWars #RiseofSkywalker with his son". During what is just a awful situation to be in, you have helped to make some wonderful memories and bring some joy to my family.
The patient, who does not wish to be named, said he wanted to thank everyone who had helped him see the film that he had been waiting for since 1977. I am a huge Star Wars fan and what I am going through is completely dire. "The only way I can describe this to you is to say that this must be what it feels like to be told you have won a million pounds!"
Making this happen is a truly wonderful thing for Disney to do and we're very happy for the patient and his family that they were able to have this moment in such a dark, hard time.
"We are truly humbled by everyone's support".
His wife also took the time to thank Disney as well, calling the response to their wishes "truly mind-blowing".
'From a simple conversation to witnessing the outpouring of generosity has been unbelievable.
In addition to the sneak peek, Disney has confirmed that FastPass+ will not be available when this attraction opens, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will not be open during morning Extra Magic Hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios. We will be forever grateful for these wonderful memories'.