May the Fourth is a cause for celebration among Star Wars fans of all ages. However, Star Wars has always held special meaning for kids. Enter Callan, a young Star Wars fan who has decided to use the Force in his battle against cancer. Even the bravest Jedi could look to Callan for inspiration!
Find out more about Callan’s story below:
Callan was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015 just five days before Christmas. His story, like all cancer patients, involves pain and suffering. What is amazing about Callan is how he dealt with the pain. The first week of treatment Callan watched the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, during which he would be still and calm. At only three years old, he had never seen a single Star Wars movie, but became obsessed. With just the trailer for the movie, the force awakened in a determined little three year old.
Today, Callan still uses the Force to fight cancer. At clinic he is known as Star Wars Callan. His chemo and his port are just part of his Jedi training.
Thank you for supporting Callan and the more than 300,000 kids worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. The Force is strong with him, but he is not a cured Jedi yet. Your research, time, talent, and money can provide a cure, so that Callan and every kid like him can send cancer to the dark side.
Today, Callan is an Honored Kid with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. He is hoping to use his love for Star Wars to spread the word about fighting childhood cancer, in all its forms, through research funding and through something very familiar to all Star Wars fans — Hope!
On this Star Wars Day, you can help Callan, and other kids just like him, when you support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Thank you, and may the Force be with you!
You can stay up to date with Callan by visiting his Team Callan Facebook page.Powered by Sidelines