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June 19, 2009

Read. And. Weep.

Reason No. 673 why Pixar is the greatest studio on the planet.

Ten-year-old Colby Curtin was dying of a rare form of cancer, but she had one last wish before her death: To see the new Pixar/Disney movie Up.

But she was too ill for a trip to the theater, so when Pixar heard about it, they flew a rep to Colby's house in Huntington Beach, CA, for a private screening in her home. Colby died seven hours later.

"When I watched it, I had really no idea about the content of the theme of the movie," Colby's mother, Lisa Curtin, told the Orange County 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."

(Hat tip to Joel Storey.)

Related Tags: Pixar, Up

Comments

This story heartbreaking!!,I cannot imagine the pain this mother is going through.I have two children 9,yrs(girl) and 3,month old(son), and I tell you I believe that I am a very strong person but when it comes to my children nothing can hurt more.I wish you the best Ms.Curtin and you are all in my prayers, Anna. :(

I saw the movie "Up," and it was a wonderful movie. I agree with Anna, this story is absolutely heartbreaking, but Lisa Curtin's heart is so encouraging to me. Thank you, Lisa, for your strength and your faith.

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