Colby Curtain, 10, was dying of vascular cancer and had one last wish- to see the new Pixar film Up.
But Colby was too sick to go to a theater. Initial plans to obtain a wheelchair for the girl fell through and her condition deteriorated. A family friend reached out and called the company to explain the family’s predicament. Pixar came through.
According to the OC Register, Colby’s mom Lisa spoke to her daughter about Pixar’s plans:
“Do you think you can hang on?” Colby’s mother said.
“I’m ready (to die), but I’m going to wait for the movie,” the girl replied.
On June 10th, the company flew a representative to Colby’s home with a DVD copy of the movie for a private viewing, as well as a bag of stuffed animals, an “adventure book” and a movie poster. Too ill to even see, Colby’s mom Lisa described most of the film to Colby as she listened.
Seven hours later, Colby died. Her mother described her gratitude for Pixar’s efforts on her daughter’s last day on Earth, and added:
“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.”